Inventor Tip – How to retrieve Dimensions and Edit a 3D Part from your 2D Drawing

In line with a traditional workflow most Inventor users are likely familiar with the process of modelling a 3D part, producing a 2D drawing of that part, and then populating their new drawing with manually placed dimensions. Following this, when our part needs amending or editing for whatever reason, we edit the 3D model and…read more

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Why everyone benefits from Internships

Ever thought about doing an internship – whether that be for a couple of months or to take a year out of University? Ever thought about taking on a Student or an Intern? The UK is suffering a shortage of skilled engineers. An engineering UK study has revealed that the UK needs 186,000 new engineering…read more

New Premises – External Complete

Well it’s certainly hard to believe it but 4 months has moved on since we last updated you all on the new A4 Plus offices – where does the time go!! So new pictures showing that everything is now water-tight and, apart from a few minor finishing touches, the exterior is pretty much complete. Contractor…read more

Balcony Project – A Case Study

A recent client to A4 Plus, Sapphire Balustrades, are the leading UK manufacturer of balcony and balustrade solutions and we’ve had the pleasure of working with them on a long running project in London. Over a period of many months we’ve been involved in developing over 20 balconies for a new residential 5.7-hectare development site,…read more

Permanent VS Contracting – Things to consider

We regularly get contacted by candidates who, after years of working in permanent roles, are considering becoming a contractor!  This can be a very good move but needs to be done only once you’ve informed yourself of the Pro’s and Con’s to both! There are factors that need to be considered before making the jump…read more

New Premises – External Cladding

Things have sadly been moving a little slowly on the new build so we haven’t posted anything for a while! Pleased to say progress has kicked off again now so we thought we would update you all. It’s amazing how a little external cladding can make a building look more like a building rather than…read more

A4 Plus Christmas Closure

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank all our Customers and Suppliers for your business and support throughout 2016. Our offices will be closed on the 24th December 2016 and will re-open on Tuesday 3rd January 2017. We wish you a very merry Christmas and prosperous New Year and look forward to working with you…read more

Staircase Project – A Case Study

Our client, Steelpoint Southern specialise in Architectural metalwork and wanted us to help create a 3D model and manufacturing drawings for a staircase project. A4 Plus has been involved with many staircase projects over the years but we especially enjoyed working on this particular helical staircase.  It was for a private dwelling and was a…read more

New Premises – Roof on!

The A4 Plus building has reached the ‘topping out’ stage with the roof on! Sadly no big media moment but we had our own little celebration to mark the event! No one was brave enough to have a picture standing on the roof, but the stairs are in as well giving access to the 2nd…read more