Kenyan bases firm, SkyTOP Technologies has unveiled a new technology aimed at aiding architects and engineers actualise their design ideas.
These ideas, can be designed on computers, mobile phones or tablets.
The technology known as Demonstrating Computer Aided Design (DemosCAD), is a purely Kenyan invention and fully patented.
It opens immense opportunities for anyone in the world to freely turn their design ideas into reality using 3D.
Paniel Mwaura, the inventor and CEO of SkyTOP Technologies Kenya said, “Through this invention Kenya is going to be a technology exporter — from Jua Kali artisans trying to design the next century’s wheelbarrow to a university student strying to discover something new, to curious children addicted to computer games.The market is huge.”
The technology which was officially launched at the University of Nairobi has a web and mobile based platform.
The platform offers training and support to manufacturers, architects, interior designers, engineers, real estate developers and managers and education institutions.
However, Kenya’s DemosCAD is a higher version of an American software called AutoCAD.
It is a computer-aided design and drafting software app developed and marketed by Autodesk.
It is mainly used by designers in the fields of architecture and engineering.
DemosCAD is a higher version of the American app.
Speaking about the tech, SkyTOP engineer Kelvin Karanja said, it is not easy to figure out how to work with it for beginners, and sometimes one needs training to understand how to use the software due to its complex interface.
He explained that the main difference between the two is that AutoCAD’s tools are used for the actual design and drafting whereas DemosCAD’s tools are used for demonstration of how they work in AutoCAD.