- Improved plant design completion speed by 40 percent
- Reduced plant design man-hours by 40 percent
- Facilitated project integration/collaboration
- Streamlined change management
Consultec Ltd. has provided complete design engineering services for industrial projects worldwide since 1975. Until 2008, Consultec utilized traditional AutoCAD® 2D design tools. However, the availability of integrated 3D solutions enabled Consultec to take a leadership role in establishing a new 3D design paradigm for plant and factory development.
Consultec chose the SolidWorks® 3D design platform for delivering an Integrated Plant Design (IPD) approach to mineral processing projects, with all plant project drawings produced from a single SolidWorks 3D model. The engineering services firm chose the SolidWorks design solution because it is easy-to-use, facilitates the handling of large assemblies through the use of weldments, and supports an integrated approach to plant development. By implementing SolidWorks software for IPD, Consultec improved plant design completion speed by 40 percent, reduced plant design man-hours by 40 percent, facilitated project integration/collaboration, and streamlined change management.
Previous CAD: AutoCAD
Products(s) Used: SolidWorks Simulation, SolidWorks Enterprise PDM, SolidWorks Professional, SolidWorks Premium
Benefit: Value, Results, Power, Collaboration, 2D/3D Transition, Implementation, Ease of Use, Data Exchange, Focus on Design, Design Better Products, Total Cost of Ownership, Manufacturability, Advanced Modeling, Large Assemblies, Photorealistic Renderings, Integration
VAR: Cad Microsolutions