Entries by Dave Damianakes

Tanks A Lot!

Originally posted on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 With the latest release of Scaffold Designer, drawing scaffolding around tanks and other round structures is easier than ever.     Watch the full-size version of tanks and other round structures video.     The new Polygon Wall feature converts tank objects into regular polygons, which makes creating […]

New Enhancements for Scaffold Designer in 2016!

Originally posted on Monday, January 18, 2016 Ladders are looking up! We’ve updated Scaffold Designer’s ladder capabilities to include some of our most requested features. Centered Ladder Placement Deck-to-Deck Transom Side-Centered Deck Penetration Hook-on Vertical Ladders (KwikStage) Trap Door Access (KwikStage) Hatch Type Access Deck with Built-in Ladders (Ring system) More Enhancements We didn’t stop […]

Free Scaffold Counter Software You Can Count On

Originally posted on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 Scaffold Counter, the free AutoCAD plug-in you can count on, is now available in the AutoCAD App Store CREATE 3D SCAFFOLD MODELS IN A SNAP, LITERALLY Snap together basic materials or pre-fabricated scaffold bays and towers to create 3D models for frame, ring-type, and Kwikstage scaffolding. Pedestrian walkways, rolling […]

Scaffold Failure in Houston

Originally posted on Sunday, October 25, 2015 You may have seen the news on the ring-type systems scaffold that collapsed in Houston last week. It’s an unfortunate event and those of us in the scaffolding industry know that it happens more than we’d like. I’ve reviewed some pictures from Chron as well as a video […]

Visualizing Construction & Scaffold Management with Navisworks and Avontus Designer®

Originally posted on Monday, June 30, 2014 Autodesk® Navisworks® is an industry favorite for visualizing construction, maintenance, and management of complex facilities. Navisworks is used to design and build commercial projects from small chemical plants to large LNG facilities, and everything in between. Avontus is pleased to announce that you can now also manage your […]

How to Add a Loading Bay in Scaffold Designer

Originally posted on Friday, May 22, 2015 You can now add Loading Bays to your scaffold designs.   Create a bay with dimensions that match your scaffold system’s loading bay     RingType: 2.5m (8’6”) CupType: 2.4m (8’0”) Kwikstage: 2.4m (8’0”)   (Loading Bay Transom is Kwikstage only. For other systems, use appropriate load bearing […]

Free Scaffold Design Software, Seriously

Originally posted on Tuesday, April 30, 2013. Updated on Thursday, November 19, 2020.   While we already offer an easy-to-use, standalone design and estimating tool for estimators and salespeople (Avontus Designer®), we want to help out engineers and others who are using CAD-type solutions like AutoCAD, too.   AutoCAD – despite being one of the widely used CAD solutions in the market – still lacks some […]

How To Customize Any Bay In Scaffold Designer

Originally posted on Friday, April 17, 2015 In Scaffold Designer 2015, you can add or remove just about any material from any bay to design the scaffold you want.   Here are just some of the customizations you can make to your bays: Remove (skip) individual vertical standards (legs) Remove (skip) any bay side Extend […]