Using the latest Tekla Structure 3D design and modelling software we can provide an accurate detailing package for all your requirements. General Arrangement Drawings, Weld Assy’s and Single Part Drawings are provided within a Fab Pack, these can be supplied in both pdf and dwg format. Also supplied within the Fab Pack are detailed reports (Bolt List, Material Lists, Assy Lists etc..) and NC files and DXF files for CAM input.
Models can also be exported into a variety of formats to be used as reference models within a variety of design software or exported to BIM on site collaboration.
Using Tekla Structures we can design and detail a variety of fabrications which include Silos, Hoppers, Bag Filters, Belt Conveyor Gantries, GTU’s, Delivery Chutes and Drive Frames.
All drawings can be produced using a specific drawing template if required. The above ensures that you the client receive the highest quality steel fabrication drawing package, on time, to spec and to a high level of presentation.
The models we create can be used within BIM (Building Information Modelling). An accurate digitally constructed steelwork model is uploaded onto a BIM software package along with other models from different disciplines, for example, MEP or Architectural models. The complete BIM model can then be used for clash detection or any design issues.
The use of BIM technology supports design through its different phases allowing for better analysis and control then manual processes. When completed these BIM Models contain precise geometry and data to support all disciplines within the project thus cutting down on waste from recreating data manually or waste from errors within the design process caused by poor communication within the different disciplines. BIM aims to remove this waste as well as delivering projects that are not only more efficient to build but also to operate.
Utilising BIM, companies have seen benefits in design, estimating and risk analysis. BIM allows for a virtual scheme to be developed numerous times if required to ensure its built right first time on site.
Utilising Autodesk Inventor, a 3D mechanical solid modelling design software we can create 3D models of complex machinery or fabrications from which manufacturing drawings are created. It is used for 3D mechanical design, tooling creation and product simulation.
Using the various Inventor modules which include, Part Modelling, Assembly , Drafting , Tubing and Piping , and Sheet Metal we can create comprehensive Arrangement drawings down to part drawings. Models can be exported into a variety of different formats for use within other software, for example we use Inventor models as reference models with Tekla Structures and vice versa.
AutoCAD, a 2D computer-aided drafting software application used in architecture, construction, and manufacturing. Autocad allows us to create 2D drawings which may be used for example to create factory layouts or drawings to be used for quotations or simple fabrications. Drawings can be provided in dwg, dxf, pdf or hard copy format.
Site Surveys using the latest laser measuring equipment, for a fast and accurate survey. We can attend site and carry out a comprehensive survey of existing plant or area to enable the layout and installation of new equipment steelwork or access.
Previous surveys have included power stations for new access and ventilation ductwork, steelworks for filtration equipment and ductwork, commercial and residential building sites.
The surveys are then used to produce arrangement drawings for client approval. Arrangement drawings show both new and existing equipment / structures for reference.
We can also utilise Point Cloud surveys which can be imported directly into our design software so no need for converting the Point cloud into a 3D model saving on both time and cost.
We can provide comprehensive inspection reports on existing equipment, steelwork and access.
Do you have existing equipment or steelwork that you wish to relocate or reuse. We can create reports to show damaged equipment or structures and missing or modified items from the construction or as built drawings.
The purpose of the examination is to make sure the equipment is safe for continued use, it does not replace maintenance. There are legal obligations on users of work equipment to ensure it is maintained in efficient working order.
CM Design Eng can provide large hard copies of drawings, plans, programmes etc