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Posted by: John Chapman

06/15/2010, 13:10:46

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Many years ago I worked in the petrochemical E&C business running 2D and then 3D CAD systems. From the 3D, solids modeling, CAD system we could extract models and import them into a construction animation system using a SGI workstation. All of these systems are long gone.

Today I am working at a power plant that is undergoing a large expansion. Some very large equipment items are being extracted and replaced with even larger equipment items. There is limited room to accomplish this and a construction animation system used to choreograph the equipment moves can help us avoid costly delays.

We are using CATIA to model the equipment, piping and steel. This is probably not the ideal application for this purpose, but it is what we have. We also have DELMIA which has some animation capabilities, but it looks pretty weak for our needs.

Today I am unaware of what group of systems are true contenders for my needs. Not only do I need to move the equipment in and out, but to be truly confident that it can be done then the cranes, slings, and other equipment must be modeled as well. I wish there were a conference where I could spend time in the exhibit hall looking at application and talking to vendors to learn what is available today.

Any/all recommendations from members have will be greatly appreciated -







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Posted by: egsindia

07/04/2010, 22:55:12

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Hello:
You may want to look at SolidWorks with its animation capabilities inside SolidWorks Professional.

It can help perform walk thro', interference checking etc. One of our customers had their cracker unit replaced at one-third the estimated time once they got the hang of the sequence by planning movements of tall columns amidst existing installations.

SolidWorks is intuitive and easy to use for this kind of requirement. Good luck.

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Natarajan R.
EGSIndia, Chennai








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