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SCE Silo Construction & Engineering

Standardisation and automation with NXTdim Inventor

NXTdim is a major step toward the standardisation and automation of 3D engineering.

The demand for food is growing ever bigger with an increasing global population. This is why companies will have to produce more efficiently and effectively. SCE wishes to help companies in doing so, by designing silos that take up little space and are quick to assemble in any production unit. Food and feed producers around the world can count on our know-how for this particular reason.

Our engineers have given their fullest attention to all cooperation and have done so for over 25 years. This has allowed us to collect sufficient experience since 1988 in order to successfully complete each and every project.

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The question

With SCE’s modular construction system, customers can choose from a comprehensive library of cell dimensions and wall types. To process, automate and standardise the volume of data that goes along with a 3D engineering workflow, SCE implements Cadac Group’s NXTdim Inventor.

This allows their draughters to focus on designing, rather than getting bogged down in monotonous and time-consuming procedures.

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Besides saving us 90% of the time it takes to create DSX files, the powerful tools and the Content Center have made life in the studio a lot easier and eliminate the risk of human error.

Andy Vanparys

Head Engineering - SCE Silo Construction & Engineering

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The search for a solution for processing vast amounts of data

SCE’s engineering department uses Autodesk Inventor. ''One side effect of 3D engineering is that the amount of data you have to be able to process is much greater than in the 2D age,'' says Andy Vanparys, Head of Engineering at SCE.

''We were looking for a solution to take certain time-consuming, monotonous and repetitive tasks off our hands. And then we discovered NXTdim Inventor at a Cadac Group user event! This software is designed completely for standardisation and automation within Inventor.''

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Content center

Because SCE is a metalworking company, sheet metal work is a major part of its everyday draughting activities. ''Publish Flat pattern DXF in the NXTdim Inventor Tools is something we use very frequently to run all the sheet metal outputs from an assembly at once,'' Vanparys says. ''And in addition to the tools, NXTdim Inventor also includes a Content Center. This standardised Inventor library ensures we don’t have to make our own library anymore, and that saves us a lot of time and effort.''

Powerful time-saving tools

''Besides saving us 90% of the time it takes to create DSX files, the powerful tools and the Content Center have made life in the studio a lot easier and eliminate the risk of human error. Now our draughters can go back to focusing on designing, instead of monotonous, time consuming tasks. And our CAD manager is a lot happier, because the draughters can spend more time perfecting their designs.''

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