A few years back, we went to Erhvervsakademi Aarhus to ask students what they thought of when they heard the word Cadpeople. Their first reaction was, understandably, that we may have something to do with cats. Another guess what fashion. No one said visual communications or even Computer Aided Design, which is the actual reason we wanted to call ourselves that to begin with. Let’s go back in time:
In the early 1990’s, a visual communications agency known today as Cadpeople had its humble beginnings. Two young construction entrepreneurs, Claus Møller and Klaus Duelund, were growing tired of working with cement. But they had a new idea – computers!
And after Klaus’ brother gave them a crash course in DOS, they started teaching others in the CAD-software called AutoCAD. Their only problem was, they only had one computer – so they had to work as brick layers half the time, and spend the other half learning to work on the computer.
The guys quickly realised that their background in construction gave them an edge in understanding how to make useful 3D visualisations of buildings. And that’s how Cadpeople started – visualising construction projects using Computer Aided Design.