By DE Editors
AVEVA launched AVEVA Everything3D (E3D) at the AVEVA World Summit in Paris. According to the company, the new solution will enable customers to adopt ‘lean’ working practices spanning engineering, design and construction, and speed overall project execution and reduce wastage.
The solution integrates laser scan data and 3D geometry, along with drafting tools and intuitive user interfaces for common design tasks.
“The market for plant design solutions is changing and requires a new vision,” said Dave Wheeldon, CTO and head of engineering design systems, AVEVA. “It is no longer enough to achieve error-free designs. The availability of affordable new technologies makes it practical to broaden the reach of plant design to encompass other stakeholders: vendors, fabricators and the construction teams.”
“Our customers are facing many new challenges,” said Bruce Douglas, senior vice president of business strategy and marketing. “The pressure to extract more energy and mineral resources is resulting in larger and more technically challenging projects. An aging population of engineers in mature markets and an abundance of inexperience in emerging markets is driving plant design software to be easy to use, quick to be trained on and offer a faster time to production.”
The solution will include a plant design system which is integrated with engineering and schematic disciplines; a 3D modeling capability, combining 3D graphics and laser scan point clouds; a 2D drawing capability fully automated and integrated with the 3D model; an architecture that can support project re-use and modular design with the extension to support integration with cloud/mobile infrastructure; and the capability to operate in parallel with AVEVA PDMS.
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Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.