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SOLIDWORKS in the Process & Plant Industry

Within the Process and Plant Industry increased global energy demand, global competition, the constant need for product innovation and a rapidly increasing time to market period are just a few of the Macro Critical Business Issues faced on a regular basis.

SOLIDWORKS' expansive range of integrated product development solutions help your business meet these challenges. Improve and increase the efficiency of the product development process and allow you business to truly develop with SOLIDWORKS.

SOLIDWORKS can offer real solutions to the challenges faced by various members of the production team.

Challenges and Solutions for...

Owner / Operator

Finance and Operation

Challenge

CAD Solution

Project deadlines, return on investment and ensure optimum capacity

SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM allows for development data to be monitored whilst keeping control of operations.

Project Manager

Ensure project deadlines are met and clients and various contracts are won

Challenge

CAD Solution

Errors made in the design process can lead to engineering reworking causing delays

SOLIDWORKS features a series of design checkers which allow for any mistakes to be picked up during the modelling process as oppose to post production. Associative links between technical data and 3D CAD data ensure that any changes are reflected through accordingly.

Incompatible systems lead to data entry errors

SOLIDWORKS is capable of converting design data such as AutoCAD thanks to comprehensive import/export healing tools. Further partner products such as FormatWorks allow for easy translation between various CAD software.

Poorly communicated project intent

SOLIDWORKS offers a vast range of visual output data which allows for concepts to be clearly communicated to non CAD users. Photorealistic renders allow for designs to be bought to life whilst animations and SOLIDWORKS Composer files interactively demonstrate assembly and animation.

Unable to easily access previous designs or revisions which could be of use for future products.

SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM archives previous data, with a high quality search feature accessing past designs is simplified allowing for time and money to be saved.

Competing proposals considered more professional

SOLIDWORKS provides a suite of rendering tools which allow for the production of photorealistic renders suitable for marketing and presentation purposes. SOLIDWORKS Composer files are able to demonstrate product animations and assembly instructions as well as offering interactive walk throughs to help professionally convey product purpose.

Process Engineer

Adapt process to meet specifications

Challenge

CAD Solution

Little cooperation in the design process

SOLIDWORKS utilises a common data model throughout design, simulation and technical documentation with any changes being translated throughout. SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM allows various members of a team to work on a project regardless of geographical location.

Late responses and often poor quality process documentation

SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM dates all work appropriately allowing you to strictly monitor all dates whilst the revision control scheme ensures the correct version of a part is being worked on whilst various versions are able to document the process.

Equipment Engineer

Co-ordinate both product and efficient design between Process Engineer and 3D Layout Team

Challenge

CAD Solution

Highly time consuming data transfer between various software to produce drawings, simulation results, renders etc.

SOLIDWORKS utilises a common data model throughout design, simulation and technical documentation with any changes being translated throughout reducing time wasted transferring data across various computer software programmes.

Unable to access previous designs which may prove useful in a future project

SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM's search feature makes it easy to access previous designs archived within the vault. It also supports the re use of previous designs making it useful for producing new designs which hold similarities with past data.

Plant Layout Engineer

Produce appropriate drawings which will meet overall requirements detailing facilities and equipment required.

Challenge

CAD Solution

Overusing CAD tools

SOLIDWORKS utilises a common data model throughout design, simulation and technical documentation with any changes being translated throughout.

Produce drawings, manuals and document costings.

SOLIDWORKS produces engineering drawings and professional illustrations directly from 3D to model allowing any later changes to be immediately reflected. SOLIDWORKS Composer is the ideal software choice for rapidly producing highly detailed assembly and instructional manuals.

Integrate site and terrain data for project work

SOLIDWORKS and various partner products allow for easy importation of topology and GIS terrain into SOLIDWORKS

Sub Contractor

System design, co-ordinate with EPC

Challenge

CAD Solution

Unnecessarily long design cycles 

SOLIDWORKS Simulation allows for Simulation analysis to be ran during the design period and any necessary amendments to be made accordingly, reducing time spent on redesign following physical prototyping.

Unable to meet manual and documentation deadlines

SOLIDWORKS produces engineering drawings and professional illustrations directly from 3D to model allowing any later changes to be immediately reflected. SOLIDWORKS Composer is the ideal software choice for rapidly producing highly detailed assembly and instructional manuals.

Delivery production deadlines

With very short deadlines it can be necessary to reuse past design data or use it as a starting point for a new design, SOLIDWORKS supports the re-use of data whilst the SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM vault simplifies searching for data within the vault archive.

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