OSAAP America stocks and constructs our shadowboards from the purest polyethylene foam manufactured. Below is more information on the foam and its characteristics.
Blue Shadow imports .jpeg files of images taken on our light panel. The frame of the light panel is used as a known datum, allowing the software to scale everything inside the frame from the known dimensions. Once scanned in, the CAD features allow for quick and easy design and layout of a Shadow Board.
Blue Shadow is based on a linear flow concept. Simply define the size, color, and thickness of the shadowboard needed, import the .jpg of your tools, and begin your design. Customize your board with easy-to-follow icons to straighten and align your tools. Slots for finger access can be added with two clicks of your mouse. Text can be customized and placed on your board with a range of fonts and sizes. Final check will highlight errors in red. Tool files can be individually saved to allow you to build a database. When you are done, save the shadowboard file in our proprietary .bord format and email it to us.
Blue Shadow Overview Video
“I have used Solidworks, Catia, PTC Creo and Siemens NX CAD software and all require a substantial understanding of design and a steep learning curve to be able to use it efficiently. With the Blue Shadow software there was only about a 30 minute learning curve to be able to utilize it properly and with great results, you do not need any prior experience with any CAD software as it is very intuitive, any questions I had were quickly answered and I was shown how to get the results I desired”
Mike Letchworth – High Voltage Battery Test Engineer
“The software intimidated me at first as I am not as technically savvy, however after a couple basic questions about the navigation tools, I found the process very simple to learn. It is clearly engineered to be user friendly”
Tim Floyd – Geolean USA
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