position-able human figures for CAD layouts
& Associates Industrial Design in cooperation with Henry Dreyfuss
Associates is pleased to present ErgoForms, the first software
collection of figures based on research data from the respected
reference source, The Measure of Man and Woman -- Human Factors
in Design. We have made these figures available to you in a CAD
format, ready to be imported into your two-dimensional CAD layouts
in scale and positioned to suit your design.
goal was to create manipulable, scaleable drawings that would
save time in the design process, whether you are an architect,
engineer, industrial designer, interior designer, student or artist.
The figures included in this initial release are those we have
frequently used in our own work: adults and children using products
such as play tables, point-of-sale displays, police booking stations,
and computer work stations.
on various projects over the years, often the time spent creating
a specific figure set for a project cost us more in "billable
hours" than the price of this product! We are confident that this
software will save you time and enhance the results of your design
efforts. As new research data is gathered, we will be creating
new figures and making them available to you as well.
figures into your designs
you can easily represent figures within environments you are creating,
and show them in different positions, scaled to size and using
products within your design. With this software, you can import
and size figures to scale using less memory than it takes to bring
in a scanned image.
figures in this software are drawn at 100%. If you are working
in a CAD layout at a reduced scale, you will need to size the
figures accordingly. All figures, including infants and adults,
are sized at the average for the age groups noted for both male
can be imported into AutoCAD release 14, AutoCAD 2000, AutoCAD
LT or any CAD program that accepts DWG or DXF files, on PC or
Macintosh platform. Ashlar Vellum-Graphite compatible files are
the figures to any height
body dimensions provided include the 1, 50, and 99 percentile.
However, you can resize the figures by changing their heights.
You may want to use a figure at a specific height, for example,
to accommodate for the height variations among different populations.
the example shown in Plate #4, we have resized the seven year-old
figure at 95%. We accomplished this by first selecting the entire
figure then scaling to 95% of the figure selected.
#5 represents a 2.5 percentile woman. Our research material indicates
that the 2.5 percentile woman is approximately 59.1 inches tall,
while the 1 percentile figure of the woman is 58.1 inches in height.
To change the 1 percentile woman to 2.5%, we selected the figure
and enlarged it to n 1.0172.
6: Top, side and front views are provided for each of the three
figures shown. You may position these figures within the CAD layout.
For example, in the top view of the seated figure, the axis points
of the hips can be selected to move the legs closer together or
further apart. On both the side- and top-view figures, all limbs
rotate from their selected pivot points.
7: In the Youth figure example, the
8: The figures above illustrate the articulation of limbs and
9: Scale and position a variety of figures into your designed
environments or demonstrate how figures interact with your product
original resource data from Henry Dreyfuss Associates notes that
while there is a great range of diversity among individuals
critical applications, please do not accept the figure dimensions
as absolute. We recommend the use of additional research data
to support tight design requirements
v1.0 includes over 100 models to work from.
v1.0 is now shipping - $195
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