Leading interoperability solution provider International Technegroup Incorporated (ITI) has collaborated with AVEVA, a global leader in industrial software, driving digital transformation and sustainability, to use ITI’s CADfix PPS model simplification solution to enhance the performance of AVEVA E3D Design, the advanced 3D design solution for the process plant, marine and power industries.
Fueled by the CADfix PPS automatic model simplification solution, AVEVA E3D Design has been enhanced with two new add-on products – AVEVA Model Simplification and AVEVA Native Model Simplification – which allow engineers to resolve the complex issues faced when importing very large and complex equipment assembly models. The advanced CADfix PPS automatic simplification wizard enables the rapid and automatic removal of small parts and unwanted computer-aided design (CAD) features, as well as the removal of internal parts and simplification of complex parts to basic shapes, which further helps to improve overall performance.
Brian Hughes, Senior Portfolio Manager of AVEVA’s Design & Execute software, said, “A plant layout includes many machines and large equipment installations. Having a CAD model of these installations with all the non-essential details can adversely impact performance in the layout tool. The new AVEVA simplification tools powered by CADfix PPS allow users to eliminate excessive details and small CAD features to seamlessly integrate the equipment model into the plant model. Customers can now significantly increase the performance of AVEVA E3D Design solution and enhance productivity across design teams.”
The new add-on products enable users to import into AVEVA E3D Design complex 3D CAD models of equipment items that have been created in external Mechanical CAD (MCAD) systems. During the import process, the equipment items can be simplified before being inserted into the typical design database to greatly enhance performance. Smaller models mean faster working, loading, clashing, and creation of drawings. The imported equipment items behave in the same way as other AVEVA E3D Design objects to ensure customers can work on projects more efficiently with ease and accuracy.
Andy Chinn, Director, ITI, said, “We are delighted to have worked with AVEVA to deliver the new model simplification products that extensively heighten performance and allow customers to shrink large files ahead of integration of CAD models into AVEVA E3D Design. It is rewarding to see CADfix PPS contributing to the enriched stability and usability of plant design systems containing large equipment models, saving days of non-productive geometry handling, and ultimately helping customers increase efficiency and get to production faster.”
ITI, a Wipro company