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Dassault Systèmes launches solution for architecture, engineering and construction industries


Cloud collaboration solution from “design to fabrication” aimed at solving problems ahead of construction

Dassault Systèmes, a provider of product lifecycle management solutions among other software, has launched its “design for fabrication industry solution experience” for architecture, engineering and construction.

The company says the software gives architects, engineers, contractors, fabricators and building products manufacturers access to a digital, collaborative environment on the cloud for civil and building projects, from concept through fabrication detail with shop floors that reduces waste and rework.

Each architecture, engineering and construction project brings together new teams of designers, fabricators and contractors who use their own building information modeling solutions. 

The detailed information created in an initial design model might not reflect a fabricator’s needs, and must still be converted into usable shop drawings.

These fragmented solutions and lack of data continuity can lead to project delays and construction waste at levels of more than 25 percent due to redundant engineering, inefficient use of materials, idle labor, and rework.

Based on Dassault Systèmes’ 3DExperience platform, the “design for fabrication industry solution” experience provides “end-to-end”, collaborative BIM for design through fabrication of any building, structure or building element including bridges, tunnels, industrial buildings, high-rise buildings, concrete and steel frames, precast concrete, building façades, as well as building system elements of any scale, from single occupant to campus and city infrastructures, says the company.

Dassault says with this solution, design and fabrication teams have simultaneous, real-time access to project data in the context of the 3D model. They can work from the same design models and leverage the insight of experts in the supply chain to create more informed designs, reduce later rework, and more accurately predict project costs and timelines.

Marty Doscher, vice president, architecture, engineering and construction industry, Dassault Systèmes, says: “While BIM usage has gradually improved design coordination and construction coordination independently, there remains a lack of continuity between design data and the fabrication model for the shop floor.

“The 3DExperience platform bridges the gap between designers and fabricators. By adopting seamless collaborative processes that connect people and data from start to finish, multiple project stakeholders can create efficiencies, realize significant savings in time and money, and improve the quality of project delivery.”