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Use 3D and Digital Patterning to grow your Pool Design Business

Use 3D and Digital Patterning to grow your Pool Design Business

Go from Pool Design to Exported Cut Files in Minutes

Pool manufacturers operate in a highly competitive environment where speed and accuracy are critical to delivering quotes that win new business.  Digital design and patterning software automates the creation and development of custom vinyl pool liners and covers.  This reduces the time from quote to install and helps

  • Enable a wider variety of design options
  • Allow for the use of higher quality materials
  • Maintain competitive pricing with the best possible profit

In the past most of the steps of the pool liner and cover quoting and production process were done manually.  The new generation of software solutions like Pool Pattern Pro provide a fast and simple workflow.  These tools allow users to move from specifying design parameters to sending a job to the shop floor in a matter of minutes.

  Pool Pattern Pro eliminates repetitive steps and reduces   pool liner or cover design time to just minutes. (images courtesy of  Javelin Technologies )

Pool Pattern Pro eliminates repetitive steps and reduces pool liner or cover design time to just minutes. (images courtesy of Javelin Technologies)

Design Stage

Easily create your Pool or Cover design in 2D or 3D from a library of templates (Grecian, Kidney, etc.). Rather than develop a new drawing for every project simply use a standard template to enter the customer job dimensions and produce your design in minutes.  The process provides multiple design data import methods such as:

Pattern Stage

Flatten your design into 2D pattern pieces automatically.  Include the addition of any notches and welding overlaps.  Finally, print labels and production information directly onto your pattern pieces for faster production.  Plus, if you make a change in your design or in your patterns, your markers and nests update automatically — no trafficking files between different software programs, no errors from implementing changes, and no more lost time.

Production Stage

As part of the final pattern stage, automated panel layout is used to segment the patterns into pieces that meet your cutter and production requirements.   The next step is Nesting of the pattern pieces.  This optimizes material use on each job and provides another area for cost reduction. 

Automated paneling and nesting tools integrated in to the patterning software speeds these process steps.  Once the algorithms have run, the pattern pieces are exported directly to your existing cutter.

  Print reference points directly on your vinyl pieces, eliminating the need to manually line-up pieces on the shop floor

Print reference points directly on your vinyl pieces, eliminating the need to manually line-up pieces on the shop floor

Reduce Repetitive Tasks - Manage Seasonal Demand

60-80% of designs typically require only small changes to standard pool models, yet new drawings must be created for every project.  This in turn increases your design costs. With digital design and patterning automation you can minimize the need for repetitive tasks, win more business and increase profit on every job.

To learn more about pool liner or cover automation, schedule a time to meet with our experts.

About the partner

Javelin is Canada's largest 3D Solution Provider.  The team are experts in 3D and have enabled thousands of Canadian Designers and Manufacturers to aim high with solutions for automating DesignData Management, Digital Patterning and 3D PrintingWorking with Industry leading Pool Liner manufacturers, Javelin has utilized their expertise in SOLIDWORKS, and ExactFlat to develop and deliver Pool Pattern Pro.  A custom process automation solution for Pool Liner and Cover production.

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