The engineering today is greatly different from the engineering of decade ago in being able to take advantage of IT for collaborative work flow.The industry is facing more challenges due to shorter lead times, lack of complete information, problems in revision handling, and a wider need to collaborate with other disciplines.
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The 3D Modeling & Visualization solution provides a multiple benefits. From a productivity standpoint, the solution increases the level of drawing automation and increasing design accuracy. Engineers can take advantage of a quick and easy-to-use environment that have macros to support and assist more complex modeling tasks, significantly shortening the learning curve required to achieve productivity.
3D Modeling & Visualization removes existing plant design limitations, and in their place introduces new, multi-disciplinary, silo-free ways of working in an optimized, integrated design and visualization environment, provides true workflow-managed integration between the process engineering design and detailed engineering disciplines, extending across and beyond the projects immediate benefits.
The consistent, intelligent and rules-based multi-discipline environment understands the object relationships that exist within the plant model, and maintaining the design intent as changes occur. Powerful, automated tools enable rapid creation and updating of intelligent drawing and report deliverables from the 3D plant model.
Design integrity and quality can be attained by simply maintaining certain design rules, or by reducing engineering errors, with real-time interference detection, detect potential spatial issues as they occur. Automated rules can preserve design intent as model objects are moved and relocated in the design, drastically reducing the amount of rework caused by edits and modifications. Integrating all the major disciplines, not just piping and structural, guarantees a complete, consistent design. Automated drawing production and model monitoring ensure that all drawings produced from the 3D plant model always reflect the current and approved model status. This means no more hand-checking of drawings is needed to make sure they match the model. 3D model also means easier modification throughout the Life of the Plant.
3D laser scanning captures spatial data by the use of laser light. The shape, position, and spatial locations of objects are recorded by millions of points, each with latitude, longitude, and elevation (xyz) co-ordinates. 3D laser scanning uses a high-speed laser scanner with a 360° field of view around the horizontal axis and 270° around the vertical axis, with the shadow vertically below the instrument. The laser scanner is able to scan any structure within its field of view and create a complete data set in the form of a 3D point cloud made up of millions of points of data.
As every point is coordinated, distances can be measured between points in 3D/2D CAD software to millimetre accuracy. Quick, complete surface geometry is safely and accurately captured with the 3D laser scanner. The raw scanner data, or 3D point cloud, can be used with the appropriate software to view, pan, zoom, and rotate in 3D and obtain measurements from point to point instantly. With additional post-processing and laser scanning services, the raw data can be translated into accurate 3D CAD models that can be further utilized by adding intelligence to 3D model creating a full-fledged 3D plant model from which 2D drawings of various disciplines can be generated for modification or renovation purpose.