Plant engineering is a highly collaborative and cross-discipline effort. As pressure increases to meet more complex process requirement, owners/operators, EPCs, suppliers, and regulatory groups are turning to PLM to handle both engineering and the coordination tasks associated with it. These tasks begin with early project specifications and extend through to initial construction planning.
DS PLM provides a single repository for all project data, from product specification to construction requirements. Design from various disciplines – mechanical, fluid, electrical, concrete and steel structure, etc. – are captured within a unified product definition, allowing for comprehensive design validation to be conducted at once. Our solution includes functionality developed to meet the unique needs of the energy industries. For example, there is a function that automatically identifies clashes in the plant design, which can be solved as penetrations for routing piping, HVAC or electrical cableways. This advanced type of clash detection offers a flexible way of automating cross-discipline engineering and eliminates errors.
As teams from multiple organizations are brought in, multi-CAD support is built into our solutions so that teams can freely review and exchange data while tracking changes and configurations across multiple CAD systems. These functions are available to a broad range of mechanical CAD systems including PTC, UGS, and Autodesk, as well as plant design solutions from Intergraph, AVEVA and Bentley.
Our advanced configuration management capability enables customers to easily manage design options for a single plant or reuse design across projects. Coupled with workflow and shared catalogs, changes can be rapidly communicated to stakeholders. In contrast to traditional PDM systems, product structures, digital mockup, and BOMs can be made available to construction planners or customers before the design is released, providing valuable early insights to project development.
Plant Engineering Coordination solution includes:
- Multi-site and supplier collaboration
- Life-like experience co-review (Digital Mockup review)
- Co-design across multip-discipline engineering BOMs
- Design change and configuration management
- Multi-CAD management
ENOVIA Engineering Central is at the core of our Enterprise Configuration Management System.
Bernie Merritt NIF Configuration Management and Integrations Manager, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory