Our client requested a CAD application which presented their engineers with an intuitive graphical user interface for accurately modelling aspects of a house; foundations, walls, windows, roof and furniture. The objective was to model a building enabling the construction company to generate a bill of materials estimating project costs.
The application creates an accurate visual model of a house or building and then enables the user to navigate the structure for inspection. Up-to-date 3D technologies (such as OpenGL) were used to achieve photo-realistic visualization. Cost estimation was firmly connected to the construction method such as – “leave-in-place form method”.
This project was carried out using the classic Waterfall approach, i.e. systems analysis, design, coding, testing, release. Our systems analysis team worked closely with the client to ensure all design requirements were captured resulting in a detailed feature specification (FS). The FS was then discussed with the CAD developers to identify and resolve potential issues. On completion the project requirements were formally documented and then presented to the client for review. Once the requirements document was signed off the development process was initiated.
Throughout the development process we proactively invited the customer to review the functionality and provide their feedback. This enabled us to mould the final deliverable such that it met the customer’s exact requirements.
Microsoft Visual Studio, C, C++, Direct X, Object-Oriented Programming, MVC, WinForms, MSSQL, OpenGL, IUP, LUA, toLua++, Macromedia Flash.
The marketing process devised is too complex to describe in detail, but in brief can be considered as defining the whole potential market, breaking that market into a market map with its smallest constituents as leaf nodes, then combining said leaf nodes into market segments of similar interests. Each market segment is then analyzed against a set of Critical Success Factors, such as SWOT analysis. Various alternative marketing plans are drawn up from these analyses, resulting in numerical data and long-term P&Ls
The application required many different areas of functionality, some of which were standard data capture, and others such as the market map more specialised, interactive, graphical tools. For the later we built bespoke graphical components to enable users to dynamically model data.
The software standardises methodology and process flows across a global environment resulting in direct benefits to users, and a clear corporate methodology. Users are able to generate detailed reports, selecting the various parts of the marketing methodology they are interested in, and then exporting to MS Word or PowerPoint.
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