The Sagrada Familia Foundation, given the task of completing the temple’s construction, put its confidence in Dassault Systèmes’ solutions to carry out the project of mechanising the granite directly from 3D models.
Dassault Systèmes and their partner, IT consulting and service provider T-Systems Iberia, have worked with the La Sagrada Familia’s Board of Construction since 2001 to develop a mathematical algorithm that will permit stone-machining tools to overcome obstacles to the construction of the apse capital.
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With CATIA V5, mechanics and architecture come together and make it possible to reproduce any shape in 3D and control the movement of the machining tools, particularly milling machines. The stone-drilling machines use digital design archives to generate the paths that programme their movement and enable successive cavities to be made in the capital.