How Design Catalogues are Made

Design Catalogues are one of the 5 key components which make up Lineardraft.

There are catalogues available to add to your license upon request, but if you need a whole new catalogue or just extra components created, then it's as simple as contacting us to request the creation of a public or private catalogue .

Design Catalogues are usually created to work in two different ways, the first being a smaller design range which works in tandem with existing Design Catalogues such as UKMS using smart linkages. Another option is to create a catalogue which includes all of the components required for a project that needs to be compliant with standards we don't already cover.

The video below gives an overview of the production process for the Melbourne MTM catalogue.

Catalogue Creation Process

Our team of engineers will work with you when creating a brand-new design catalogue, supporting you from the initial request through to final delivery and beyond.

Establish Scope

When a request for a new design catalogue comes in, we'll work with you to establish the size, timescales, and boundaries of the catalogue.

We have adopted a phased approach to catalogue creation, so rather than creating the entire design range in one go, we'd figure out what components you need first. This can be split into as many, or as few, phases and parts dependant on your needs.

Phase 1:

This would generally include masts, foundations, gantries, and a catenary system – enough to allow you to get started with your designs. We'd then expect to be provided with the drawings and documents for all the components required at this phase, which we'll break down into Lineardraft items, to build the design catalogue.

This is where we not only ensure each individual part is accurately modelled, but also that all the linkages defining which parts connect to each other are correct.

Phase 2:

This aims to add brackets and cantilevers, allowing you to move onto the next stages of your designs.

Phase 3:

This point and beyond includes scope to produce auxiliary equipment, ornaments, or backties – with priority placed on what you need most.

Please note: The time it takes to produce a design catalogue varies depending on the size and complexity of the design range, the phases of development that are agreed upon, and the workload of our engineering team.

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