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  • #16
    For a Tilite, I always add 1" to the frame to get a better grip on the frame when transferring.2" is a lot depending on front frame angle. You want approx. 2 finger space between back of knees and front of seat. Yep, a CAD is a must for me. They rarely get it right so good to see the specs drawn out.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by funklab View Post
      voc rehab from the state I used to live in has given me over $100,000 worth of equipment and tuition assistance for school, so I agree that it is a very valuable resource. But I now have a decent job and some money saved up so I can afford whatever insurance doesn’t cover (but obviously I want to get them to cover as much as I possibly can) and even if I couldn’t I don’t think I qualify for voc rehab any longer because I’m employed and not on SSD or SSDI
      I'm employed and not on SSD or SSDI and I qualify for voc rehab. Not sure what the requirements are actually. You may want to check just in case.

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      • #18
        Yeah, they still do it. One freebie. If your DME has sent an order form, it's safe to assume they got a CaD response with notes on the concerns in the margin. That is how mine came.

        Originally posted by funklab View Post
        Do they still do CAD drawings?

        I seem to remember people on here saying they were told it just isn't possible any more (or there is a charge for it or something). My last DME (who I just switched from) had multiple mistakes on their order form, so I plan to do this, but I don't think I'm there just yet.
        Last edited by Oddity; 04-17-2019, 03:05 PM.
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        • #19
          Originally posted by funklab View Post
          Do they still do CAD drawings?

          I seem to remember people on here saying they were told it just isn't possible any more (or there is a charge for it or something). My last DME (who I just switched from) had multiple mistakes on their order form, so I plan to do this, but I don't think I'm there just yet.
          As others have already said, yes they still generate CAD drawings. Many DMEs don't share them with the customer which makes no sense. At Bike-On, we require that our customers approve the CAD as it protects all the parties involved. It also facilitates the collaborative process of spec'ing a new chair.
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          • #20
            Originally posted by Patrick Madsen View Post
            For a Tilite, I always add 1" to the frame to get a better grip on the frame when transferring.2" is a lot depending on front frame angle. You want approx. 2 finger space between back of knees and front of seat. Yep, a CAD is a must for me. They rarely get it right so good to see the specs drawn out.
            TiLite makes frame depth 1-1/2" greater than seat depth by default. Their order form provides the option of frame depth = seat depth. But when I spec it that way they resist. Ultimately, I got around it by specing seat depth 1-1/2" shorter. The frame ends up the same either way. The only difference is shorter seat upholstery. Go figure. Sometimes I wonder who is looking at these and making these calls.

            This matters to me because my knee tends to get caught under the front angle bend when transferring into the chair. Making frame depth = seat depth eliminates this knee trap.
            Last edited by August West; 04-17-2019, 04:13 PM.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by August West View Post
              TiLite makes frame depth 1-1/2" greater than seat depth by default. Their order form provides the option of frame depth = seat depth. But when I spec it that way they resist. Ultimately, I got around it by specing seat depth 1-1/2" shorter. The frame ends up the same either way. The only difference is shorter seat upholstery. Go figure. Sometimes I wonder who is looking at these and making these calls.
              Interesting, I've never had anyone order a shorter frame depth before.
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              • #22
                Originally posted by stephen212 View Post
                Interesting, I've never had anyone order a shorter frame depth before.
                Their new order form specs frame depth = 1/2" greater than seat depth. Their old order form speced 1-1/2". I don't know why but they have resisted making frame depth = seat depth. I wish they would say why so I could either reason with them or accept their reason. But all they do is send CADs the way they want. I was tempted to spec negative frame depth. Kind of like haggling a price. I know what I want but I start at a lower number so they'll meet me half way. LOL. I'm sure their heads would explode.
                Last edited by August West; 04-17-2019, 05:02 PM.

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