Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) has announced that South Korean engineering firm, Hyundai Engineering Co. Ltd., has adopted a 3D model-based design workflow driven by Autodesk Plant Design Suite, a comprehensive solution for designing, modeling, and constructing plant projects.
Hyundai Engineering piloted use of the software on the A'Seeb Wastewater Treatment Plant project', a wastewater treatment and recycling plant, capable of handling 80,000 tons of water in Seeb, Muscat, the most populous region of the Sultanate of Oman.
Recognising the clear industry shift from 2D- to 3D-based industrial and environmental plant design, Hyundai Engineering saw the need to invest in a 3D design solution.
Autodesk Plant Design Suite stood apart from other products on the market because it offered an affordable, flexible and comprehensive solution. The Suite provides design and modeling tools that are compatible with one another, which helps improve multi-discipline collaboration. It also enables 3D visualization, allowing project stakeholders to communicate more easily and effectively.
With Autodesk Plant Design Suite, Hyundai Engineering was able to not only deliver the A'Seeb Wastewater Treatment Plant project within budget and on schedule; the company also improved efficiency both in design and communication, while bringing about technological innovation.
A variety of tools contained in the suite were used on the project. For example, AutoCAD Plant 3D software simplified the modeling of pipeline, and enabled engineers to directly exchange basic data in the 3D models and drawings, helping all parties involved stay up-to-date. Also, Autodesk Navisworks Manage software was used to integrate designs created with various applications and produce a visualization of the integrated model that was used to detect problems early in the design stage of the project.
"Hyundai Engineering's aim was to ensure consistency and quality of 3D design data involved in the plant project. With Autodesk Plant 3D, we were able to implement a 3D wastewater treatment plant design system, which meant we were able to complete the development of a 3D design system that could be applied to various plant projects going forward," said Lee Seungsoo, section chief, Hyundai Engineering IT team.
Autodesk Plant Design Suite 2014 provides comprehensive plant design, intelligent 3D modeling and review software in an economical package. The Suite combines tools that enable intelligent, model-based processes to be utilized throughout project execution to help improve design efficiency and simplify coordination among process plant design stakeholders.
Building on the power of AutoCAD software and Autodesk 360 cloud services, the Suite adds plant-specific content and functionality to drive greater productivity and better project coordination, helping projects stay on schedule and within budget.