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MODERN CAD SOFTWARE FOR EVENT PLANNING
How CAD Software and Collaboration in the Cloud Helped to Organize the XXIII World Traditional Karate-Do Championship 2022
The Client / Background
- XXIII World Traditional Karate-Do Championship 2022 was organized in Brazil from October 17 to 22, 2022
- 1500 participants (from 15+ countries)
- Graebert was chosen as Technology Partner to assist with its CAD expertise
The Design Challenge
- CAD drawings are designed in Germany but 10 Board members in 7 different countries had to comment and validate the final design
- 3 events in 1: Three tournaments will be running in parallel and the space has to be reconfigured time after time
The CAD Solution
- 2D/3D CAD drawings produced in DWG format with ARES Commander
- Drawings stored in the cloud for live-synchronization
- Board members viewing and commenting for free online — directly inside their Internet Browser
Using CAD & Cloud for the World Karate Championship
As an international governing body of traditional karate, the WTKF asked Graebert to assist with its CAD expertise in preparation for the XXIII WTKF World Championship taking place October 17–22, 2022. In addition to developing the spatial design of the tournament grounds in Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil, Graebert also created 3D designs for the CNC-milled winners’ medals. As a technology partner, Graebert — with its ARES Trinity of CAD software — was the perfect fit.
Designing the 3 medals in collaboration
with 10 people in 7 countries
Consensus & Approval in record time:
an inclusive & transparent CAD drafting process
The design process for the winners’ medals involved ten decision makers and stakeholders of the WTKF, who are based in seven different countries. To produce the medals in time for the championship, the designer had to not only share the various concepts with all these stakeholders, but also collect their feedback efficiently, and establish a consensus on the final designs in DWG.
The collaboration features of the ARES Trinity of CAD software made it possible for all stakeholders to keep abreast of progress and easily share their feedback, regardless of their level of CAD knowledge. ARES Kudo — Graebert’s online CAD solution — enabled the participants to access the 3D design drafts directly in DWG without installing any software themselves, and to provide precise feedback via the commenting palette.
The results are three different 3D winner medal designs — for three different competitions: the World Championship, the Children for Peace World Cup, and the Individual Open World Cup.
Making 3 tournament combat layouts work for 1500+ participants (Spacial / Layout Planning)
The second challenge was to optimize the spatial design planning for the tournament grounds, where the tatami mats would have to be reconfigured between competitor classes and re-arranged each night by volunteers. To accommodate the varying needs of the three tounaments, and to create sufficient space for the many different matches happening in parallel, the planning team had to evaluate multiple arrangements of tatami mats.
The spatial design planning for the tournament grounds inside the stadium, and the various layout iterations necessary over the course of the tournament, were easily tackled thanks to sheet sets and dynamic blocks.
Thanks to the produced digital floor plans, the many potential configurations of the tatami mats could be easily evaluated to determine whether they were both sufficient for the contests planned for each day and easy to maintain and reassemble by staff and volunteers.
CAD Project Summary
|Project Type||International event planning|
|Client||World Traditional Karate-Do Federation (WTKF)|
|CAD Objectives||2D/3D Object Design, Space Planning|
|Software in use||ARES Commander, ARES Touch & ARES Kudo|
|Deliverables||2D & 3D CAD DWG drawings|
|Type of Event||Martial Arts (Karate) International tournament, World Cup
to be addressed
|1) Design the 3 medals in collaboration with 10 people from 7 countries
2) Maximize combat space while configuration needs to change hour by hour
The ARES Trinity of CAD Software
Free User Commenting Online
The key advantage of View-only links is to extend the design team to collect feedback or validation from other contacts. Your customers or colleagues can not only view but also comment with text, images or voice. In this example you can experience how free users can comment online.
Markup with Picture and Stamp
Markups enable ARES Trinity users – and their guests using View-only links – to comment with images, voice recording or stamps. Markups represent a collaboration layer that is not modifying the DWG file. In this example we invite you to create some Picture Markups.
Milton Chanes: Where passion meets profession —
Sensei in CAD and Karate-Do
Milton Chanes has been devoted to design and martial arts for more than three decades. At the age of 12, he began practicing karate-do in his hometown of Paysandú, Uruguay. Today, he has achieved 3rd Dan — the 3rd rank of black belt — in Shotokan karate-do, creates Spanish-language CAD training courses and tutorials, and is developing Graebert’s Business in Spain and Latin America.
Although karate and CAD may seem to be disparate worlds, they both represent a fusion of art and craft that requires dedication and attention to detail to truly master. With his deep commitment to both disciplines, Milton was the perfect person to design the medals and tatami configurations for the World Traditional Karate-Do Federation’s Trinidade 2022 event.
This year Milton will also join the World Championship — representing Italy. Graebert will proudly support him during these days. Follow Graebert on social media to see the photos he will be posting from the tournament. As a sneak preview, we invite you to watch the next video to see Milton practicing his Kata.
Client — The World Traditional Karate-Do Federation
The World Traditional Karate-do Federation (former International Traditional Karate Federation ITKF) is an international governing body of traditional karate which sets up technical standards for that martial art.
The organization came into being in 1972. The ITKF was responsible for the technical supervision over the ITKF World Championships hosted since 1975 (Los Angeles), the ITKF World Cup and the Regional (Continental) Championships. The ITKF has been also continually developing technical aspects through e.g creating new categories such as en-bu, fuku-go or kogo-kumite.
On August 17th, 2013 the ITKF Extraordinary General Meeting took place at the Japanese Martial Arts and Sports Centre “Dojo-Stara Wies” in Stara Wies (Poland). By the decision of the General Meeting the ITKF headquarters has been moved from Los Angeles (USA) to Geneva (Switzerland). The decision was approved by the representatives of 23 following countries: Armenia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, France, Israel, Japan, Lithuania, Moldova, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, South Africa, Spain, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uruguay, USA and Venezuela.
The reorganized ITKF was a non-governmental international organization (NGO) whose aim was to promote the Traditional Karate following the decision of the 101st Session of the International Olympic Committee and in accordance with the “ITKF Competition Rules”. The ITKF was a common platform organization for many schools and styles of traditional karate which are practiced worldwide.
On October 24th, 2014 by the decision of the General Assembly, International Traditional Karate Federation (ITKF) seated in Geneva (Switzerland) changed its name to World Traditional Karate-Do Federation (WTKF). The main aim of the organization remains unchanged. WTKF is going to promote the Traditional Karate following the decision of the 101st Session of the International Olympic Committee.