Acclaimed designer Jolyon Yates from England gets credit for designing the current tool icons in the Punch!CAD products but he’s also an avid PunchCAD user.
“In 2005, as part of a product revamp, Tim commissioned me to help him revamp the User Interface. Much time was spent designing new tool icons and rejigging the way the program and it’s tools were presented to the user. As a result of all that hard work and much since on the part of Tim and his team, I don’t think there is a more approachable CAD system out there.”
He’s also an avid PunchCAD user. Jolyon uses Shark FX to design some stunning chairs.
“As I reflect on the 20 or so years of my experience with CAD in design, CAD is becoming more mature. I finally feel placated in my decision to invest my time in learning CAD. Shark and ViaCAD www.punchcad.com are products of Encore Software, in which I have no stake – other than making the odd tool icon and reporting the odd bug. I’ve used Shark and it’s predecessor applications in all aspects of my design work since 2000. So, if you’re starting out with CAD now … lucky you – There’s never been a better time! Spare a thought though please for all the designer guinea pigs who have helped get us to this point. Many thanks to Tim Olson for the incredible journey he’s made in getting us to this point and for the terrific Shark and VIACAD users for supporting it’s development along the way.”