CCT International has announced the launching of its product Solinas for Fabrication 2014 on the Autodesk Exchange Apps store. Solinas for Fabrication is designed to manage the piping fabrication process in complex energy projects.
Using advanced detailing features with Autodesk® AutoCAD®'s intuitive and easy-to-use 2D design environment empowers users to combine AutoCAD®’s drafting strengths with advanced piping functionalities allowing users to generate fast and accurate isometric drawing marked ups with installation information(weld, quality, MTOs, etc.), as well as spool piece drawings for fabrication optimization.
The application also enables users to import standard piping isometric files into the AutoCAD® environment, and then convert those isometric file formats into 3D models using C3D. Users can then use the 3D model for progress tracking from fabrication, all the way to installation and QC testing. Recently, a regional User Group Meeting (UGM) was held in Dubai, showcasing the groundbreaking success of Solinas for AutoCAD®.
Around 15 users attended the meeting. Moreover, a recent study on a piping project in a major gas plant revealed significant changes in productivity only after 3 months of using Solinas, reaching an improvement factor of 240%. Solinas Features Include:
• Reads industry standard piping isomeric formats.
• AutoCAD® based UI.
• Simplifies work-packaging of piping in-line with workface planning, and lean construction.
• Interfaces with 3D visual controls, ERP, EDMS applications.
• Supports jacketed drawings which can be merged for more comprehensive isometric fabrication.
• Bend elements can be measured based on bending machine specifications.
• Changes and modification are handled with construction in mind. For example, welded components cannot be renamed; scraped material can be tagged, etc.
• Solinas handles non-modeled scope in a plant, scanned copies, etc.
PDFs can be integrated to produce the relevant weld maps and materials. Trial Version AutoCAD® 2013, 2014 or 2015 users (running the Windows version) can install Solinas which is available on the Autodesk Exchange Apps store. To download a free 30-day fully functional trial version of Solinas, please visit Autodesk Exchange App Store.
About CCT International
CCT International (cctintl.com) is a leading provider of construction & engineering information management and project control solutions. Since 1998, CCT’s applications have been designed with the end-user in mind and pride on being visual, intuitive and flexible to use. CCT’s C3D Product suite provides engineers a 3D BIM-based solution which is uniquely tailored for contractors and includes the ability to manage change, plan, quantify and schedule construction processes directly on 3D CAD models regardless of the authoring tools. VBC, a leading document control system with dashboarding capabilities, is installed in more than 150 sites world-wide. VBC is offered on the Cloud or can be deployed at the customer’s premises. VBC includes several verticals including VBC Timecard, iRecruit, iRisk as well as a Fleet Management tracking solution called iFalcon. IFalcon includes mobile editions available in the Apple Store and Google Play. CCT’s handheld solutions offer customers mobile software and hardware applications to manage their construction processes including site fuel consumption, warehousing, GPS-enabled pipeline construction tracking and electronic pen capture of site forms. These solutions equip knowledge workers with a visual approach to making quicker and more accurate decisions from the start of the project to final handover and QC. CCT’s relatively open architecture allows for easier integration and advocates the use of several industry standards such as ISO 15926.
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