Connecting CAD to Document Control


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The driving force behind Cadac Organice DCS stems from helping our clients raise their competitive advantage by reducing their time-to-market window, producing more accurate designs, and avoiding costly mistakes whenever possible. With the fast adoption of 3D design tools across the industry, a lot of design processes are shifting from document to more and more model-centric design processes. The success of BIM in the construction industry is one good example for this change in direction. This success is propelling the adoption of 3D design tools, gradually reducing the technology gap between the construction and manufacturing industries.

A model-centric design process will not reduce the number of documents required to support the entire life cycle of an asset, but it will change the way documents are produced. The production of engineering documentation will become highly automated and will be based on generated views of the model, instead of just being a product of 2D draftsmen using a 2D CAD system.

We have chosen to be uniquely positioned by offering an integration between the complex world of modelling tools and a completely Microsoft SharePoint-based document control system, with an almost equal level of complexity.

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The shift towards a hybrid world of complex 3D models and 2D documents drives the need for a tight and effective integration between these assets.

Paul Smeets Chief Technology Officer - Cadac Group Holding Paul Smeets

Chapter 1: Design Phase

Almost all physical assets, such as processing plants, buildings, bridges, roads, and machines, were born as concepts and ideas inside a CAD system.

During the design phase of an asset, the design is matched with its requirements and verified to ensure that the idea developed by the design engineer can actually be constructed and manufactured in real life. With modern design tools, there is virtually no limit to what an engineer can create.

Chapter 2: Commissioning Phase

Once the construction of an asset has started and reached a certain stage of completeness, parts of the asset can then be tested before the asset as a whole is taken into production. During this commissioning phase, possible errors introduced either by design or during construction must be ironed out.


Chapter 3: Operation and Maintenance Phase

Even if the design was perfect, the construction was completely aligned with the design, and everything was commissioned and handed over correctly, improvements will always surface once the asset is in operation.

Chapter 4: Decommissioning Phase

In the decommissioning phase, the asset documentation is required to disassemble the asset and ensure safe procedures when putting an asset out of service. Certain parts of the documentation will need to be retained even after decommissioning, which are facilitated by the Cadac Organice DCS solution.

Cadac Organice DCS allows the user to determine documents required for decommissioning works, but also identify and store long-term documentation after the life of the asset.


Connecting CAD to Document Control

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Digitisation is in full swing in the manufacturing industry, construction and government. The way you design, build and operate is changing radically. Our experts help you embrace this digital transformation. We enable you to enter a new phase of growth. So that you are ready for the future. Whatever it brings. 

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