Integrating laser scan data and 3D geometry

Paul Boughton
AVEVA Everything3D (E3D) enables customers to adopt ‘lean’ working practices spanning engineering, design and construction. This will speed overall project execution and reduce wastage.

As part of AVEVA’s Integrated Engineering & Design approach, AVEVA E3D brings significant innovations to greatly enhance new-build plant design and through-life modification projects.  

Central to this is the integration of laser scan data and 3D geometry; powerful drafting tools and intuitive user interfaces for common design tasks.
“The market for plant design solutions is changing and requires a new vision,” said Dave Wheeldon, CTO and Head of Engineering Design Systems, AVEVA. “It is no longer enough to achieve error-free designs. The availability of affordable new technologies makes it practical to broaden the reach of plant design to encompass other stakeholders – vendors, fabricators and the construction teams.
“A key to unlocking the cost savings offered by adopting a ‘Lean’ philosophy comes from the ability for teams remote from the design office to communicate status and construction information as the build progresses.”[Page Break]
AVEVA E3D will include:

* A plant design system which is integrated with engineering and schematic disciplines.
* A 3D modelling capability of 'real world' representation quality, combining the best 3D graphics and laser scan point clouds.
* A 2D drawing capability fully automated and integrated with the 3D model
* Full interoperability with other design systems used in the design process
* An architecture that can support project re-use and modular design with the extension to support integration with cloud/mobile infrastructure.
* The capability to operate in parallel with the current class leader: AVEVA PDMS.
AVEVA E3D will be commercially available from mid-December 2012.
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