The Wizard of Whiz
Canadian designer Jean-François Jacques of Météore Design has a passion for making users come together as one with their products. From among Jacques’ many innovative designs he recently won Grand Prize from the Palm enRoute Awards in Mobility Design for the On-Track airport electric scooter. The Palm enRoute awards honor ingenious ideas designed to take flight.
The On-Track scooter whisks passengers through international airports at a brisk 6.2 miles/10 kilometres per hour (about jogging speed). The sleek vehicle features an electric motor that is easily recharged at convenient docking stations and includes a GPS system for easy navigation between tight connections.
Like many Ashlar-Vellum designers, Jacques uses any number of design software tools as the job demands, but he prefers Cobalt. “We’ve tried other CAD and 3D modeling tools but the problem was the learning curve. With Cobalt it’s possible to be operational in one day.“
He continues, “With Cobalt’s comprehensive tools, we can create any shape, but its real strengths are the 3D Drafting Assistant™, the user interface, the intuitive approach and the pleasure it is to use. These things are fundamental, the real spirit of the software.”