[Webinar] Rhino3D and how CAD Will Improve your Business

Today’s Computer Aided Design (CAD) software is easier to learn and more affordable than ever. Small and large businesses alike are now able to take advantage of CAD to increase productivity and profit. As workforce skills change and the demand for flexibility in the workplace increases, moving from the manual to the digital world is more desirable than ever.

This webinar will present an overview of Rhino3D, a widely used CAD software among textile designers and fabricators.  Adopting a digital approach to manufacturing techniques does not mean starting from scratch.  Learn how Rhino3D can be used to replicate traditional processes while reducing errors and increasing accuracy and speed. Participants will also see how custom programs can create virtual ‘jigs’ for repetitive tasks and common workflows.

 

Speaker: Adam Penner

AP Consulting and Technical Services

Cleaning Awnings and Other Outdoor Fabrics

Why would cleaning awnings be something positive to add to our service offerings? What do we need to know before getting involved? Will this give us an edge on the competition? What costs are involved?

Scott will share why he believes that cleaning awnings can be like having a crystal ball! People are attracted to and want clean and beautiful awnings. When awning cleaning is switched to awning maintenance the work becomes easier, more profitable, and the fabric looks good all the time.

 

Speaker: Scott Massey

President, Awning Cleaning Industries and APCO Products

Fabric Structures/Awnings and The Architectural Community

Join this member exclusive webinar to gain an understanding of the complexities of the architectural and design (A&D) community. Arlene Simon, MBA, BS will assist the Professional Awning Manufactures Association (PAMA) in understanding the architectural process, the players who influence product selection and determine how to get your product in front of architects and their firms.

 

Speaker: Arlene Simon, MBA, BS

Independent Manufacturer’s Representative

 

How to Choose the Right Marine Fabric

Delivering high quality and lasting results starts with selecting fabric. Join Bill McDaniel, Marine Market Manager, Sunbrella, and Mike Erickson, Fabricator, Canvas Designers, as they detail what to consider when choosing the right marine fabric. This webinar will provide an overview of fabric options and recommendations for a variety of situations and customer expectations.  Learn how to offer solutions for each unique project based on price point, project type, climate, and performance under marine conditions. Whether customers prioritize function, design, aesthetic, durability, frequency of use, or a combination of all the above, your guidance on fabric is key to ensuring optimal results.

 

Speaker – Bill McDaniel, Sunbrella

Non-Engineered Ballasting Tool Overview and Demonstration presented by TRD & ARA

The question of how much ballast is necessary to safely secure a tent is one that tent rental companies have been struggling with for decades. While most newer tents are certified by engineers to require a set amount of ballast, there are still many – particularly older tents or tents that have been modified from their original design – that do not have the corresponding documentation that can be used as a guideline for installers, but also shown to local code officials as verification that the structure has been properly secured.

After many years of study and research, this new tool allows the tent industry the opportunity to better answer that question and give code officials something tangible to know this tent was set up safely. Join us for an overview and demonstration of the Non-Engineered Ballasting Tool and a discussion on why the Tent Rental Division (TRD) and American Rental Association (ARA) partnered up to develop this additional ballasting tool.

Speakers:

Michael Tharpe

TRD Chairman & National Sales Manager, Rainier Industries

Alex Renaud

TRD Code Committee Chair & President and Owner, Fiesta Tents

Dan Hooks 

President & CEO of Party Reflections, Inc.

SELL MORE SHADE SAILS – produce powerful designs with shadow analysis in minutes

Preparing winning quotations with quality conceptual drawings anyone can understand is difficult and time consuming.
Compounding this, councils, schools, and care centers are now demanding quotations include a shadow analysis to confirm their investment will perform.
Producing better concept drawings, faster will increase the chance your quote will be successful.

Learning Outcomes:
In this session you will learn how modern software can:
• Produce multiple shade designs with powerful visualization in minutes
• Allow you to develop designs “real-time” on-site with your client so they buy into the design.
• Produce shadow reports for any date and time so you can demonstrate the design works.

Speaker: Timothy Akes

Representative for the Americas, MPanel Software Solutions

Technically Not a “Techy” Person

Are you a self proclaimed “not techy person” who finds yourself more frustrated by technology every day? Do you know there are probably ways to make it easier, but perhaps you’re too embarrassed to ask? In this session, Karen Gordon will cover the very basics in terms of tools you need to know about, shortcuts to help you move faster, and tricks to make your computer run faster. We’ll talk about what basic tech tools are worth investing in (a second monitor! I swear!) and what free tools make your life way easier. You’ll leave feeling less overwhelmed and intimidated and more inspired to embrace the tools that will undoubtedly make your life easier.

Attendees of this session will walk away with:
-A clear shopping list of what you need (and what you don’t!)
-Easy tricks to make your technology run faster and you run faster when using it
-A better sense of confidence in facing new and existing tools

 

Speaker: Karen Gordon

Goodshuffle

Textiles 101

Take an introductory look at textiles, types, uses and materials in this beneficial webinar.

Speaker: Elissa Decker, Senior Manager of Materials for Moss Inc

The Biggest Pictures in the World

Heidi Denick, Senior Vice President of Global Design and Development at Moss, will present Moss’s partnership with Yadegar Asisi’s panorama installations in Europe. Learn how Asisi’s creative process, the digitization of the art, panel matching, and installation come together to create a stunning wide-format fabric graphic.

 

Speaker: Heidi Denick

Moss