“We looked at several different 3D plant design solutions and selected CADWorx Plant Professional because it was so much easier to use and less expensive than the other alternatives that we reviewed,” said Gratie. The case describes how CADWorx intelligence enabled them to later produce isometric drawings and bills of material that perfectly match the original plant model, and do so with a minimum of additional effort. Instead of revisiting the design once for the layout, a second time for the isometric drawings and a third time for the bill of materials, the designer just created a single model. “Streamlining the design process made it possible for our designers to do in one month what used to take two to three months,” Gratie added, “and the resulting reduction in rework and scrap material has reduced our fabrication costs by 10% since we began using CADWorx.” The case also explains how Holland Applied Technologies uses CADWorx to visualize the design and avoid clashes, which helps head off manufacturing problems, and how bills of material are drawn directly from the 3D model, so they are now much more accurate. This and other Case History articles can be found at www.coade.com.
About Holland Applied Technologies
Holland Applied Technologies, headquartered in Burr Ridge, Illinois, designs and builds turnkey skid-based processing systems as well as process subcomponents primarily for the biopharmaceutical manufacturing industry. Information on the company is at http://www.hollandapt.com.
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