• Intro

  • Benefits

  • 3-D Output

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Three-dimensional (3-D) modeling is our standard for plant designs.

We use the 3-D model to generate our 2-D drawings such as general arrangements, structural elevations and plans, electrical elevations and plans, details views, fabrication views, and assembly views. We also generate our chutes and ducts drawings, piping drawings and other drawings typically required for projects. These drawings are all typically issued in Autodesk® AutoCAD™ file format (dwg).

In addition, we use the 3-D model for interference checks, to produce material quantities, and for collaborating with the project team.

3-D modeling technology improves the design process by making it more efficient and accurate, producing better overall design quality and fewer (expensive) errors. It is also easier to visualize and increases team collaboration.

We can issue the 3-D model in several formats including Autodesk® DWF™ file format and Adobe pdf file format.

The Autodesk® DWF™ file format requires the Autodesk® Design Review program available from Autodesk® for free. (See Example DWF.)

The Adobe pdf file can be viewed with the Adobe Reader ® typically already installed on your computer or available from the Adobe website. After downloading the pdf file, click anywhere in the picture to activate the 3-Dimensional toolbar to manipulate the 3-D model. (See Example pdf).

Computational fluid dynamic (CFD) analysis of gas flows and gas and particles flow in ducts require 3-D models to provide the boundary conditions. We can output files that can be used for input to CFD software programs.

We can provide a video generated from the 3-D model such a walk through or construction sequencing.

One useful application of the construction sequencing video is to verify that a large equipment component such as mill shell replacement section can pass through an existing mill building without interferences with the existing columns, beams and bracing.

Another useful application of the construction sequence video is to show the steps required for the installation of a system to different agencies, management and construction team.

We can also output 3-D prototypes made from plastic. These prototypes are typically limited to 12-inches length, 12-inches width, and 12-inches height.

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