Zahner engineer Kyle Watson will be presenting a workshop in New York City with Dassault Systèmes Catia specialist Jonathan Asher. The course will provide attendees with new methods for faster parametric modeling for design and fabrication.

The workshop, entitled Parametric Modeling and Adaptive Automation: From Design to Fabrication, will be hosted by Facades+ in New York City.

The workshop will take place April 22, 2016, Day Two of the Facades Plus Conference, and will cover new methods and tools for parametric modeling. The workshop’s goal is to show designers how models can be more efficiently made for manufacturing.

The class will use automation tools and features as part of the CATIA / 3DEXPERIENCE platform. Presented by Zahner and Dassault Systèmes, attendees will learn surface modeling as a driver for fabrication design, using templates and automation to create a parametric facade. The 3DExperience Platform brings cloud-based design maintenance to the Dassault tools, empowering collaboration on the design process. The one-day course will take place April 22, 2016 at 185 West Broadway, New York, NY 10013.

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Kyle Watson is the VDC (Virtual Design + Construction) Technical Specialist at A. Zahner Company. Watson develops product use case solutions, provides technical support and presents training for Zahner internal engineering and customers. In his previous role as Project Engineer, Watson produced parametric modeling and automation for the Petersen Automotive Museum facade. Watson studied Mechanical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon and the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Jonathan Asher is the CATIA AEC Portfolio Management Director at Dassault Systèmes in Paris, France. After receiving his M.Arch from the University of Pennsylvania, he worked as a computational design specialist at COOP HIMMELB(L)AU in Vienna. He worked at Zahner as Director of Design Technology, advancing parametric modeling and automation techniques for digital fabrication. Asher taught parametric modeling in CATIA at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna and continues to teach a CATIA seminar remotely from Paris for the University of Kansas.