Cultured Stone producer Owens Corning has introduced two new technology tools: a downloadable version of what its developers describe as a robust, veneer-stone
Cultured Stone producer Owens Corning has introduced two new technology tools: a downloadable version of what its developers describe as a robust, veneer-stone visualization program and a comprehensive collection of detail drawings related to building best installation practices manufactured stone veneer. The tools aim to increase productivity for architects, designers and builders and make information available around the clock.
The most extensive online collection of detail drawings in the manufactured stone industry, Owens Corning officials contend, Best Practices for Flashing is a downloadable series detailing 21 common flashing applications. The collection is located at www.culturedstone.com/technical/flashing.asp.
StoneCAD software, now available for download via the Web, provides vector-based hatch patterns and seamless texture maps of every texture and color in the product line. The platform also facilitates instantaneous updates and provides information regarding usage patterns to enable continuous improvement in the Cultured Stone business. Latest features in StoneCAD 5.0 include:
Advanced detail drawings for better layering and CAD compatibility;
Direct support for AutoCAD versions 2005, 2006 and 2007; and,
Support for VectorWorks, Archicad, Revit, DesignCAD, MegaCAD, Solidworks, TurboCAD, VersaCAD and VisualCAD to facilitate migration towards 3-D design by architects and designers.