There’s increasing demand for faster, quieter and more sustainable ways to build. The combination of digital technology and mass timber is revolutionizing the way we design and build buildings. This is where Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DfMA) comes in.
This approach is enabling architects, engineers and contractors to create buildings that are more affordable, higher quality and better for the environment. Unlike a traditional approach to architecture and construction, DfMA transforms handcraft to virtual-craft, placing components on an equal footing with art.
The Virtual Twin Experience in the 3DEXPERIENCE cloud platform aims to simulate how a product would be manufactured and assembled — from component to sub-assembly to module to full product final assembly.
This talk explores how new digital design tools and material innovations are converging to create more sustainable buildings and cities.
Discover how the combination of digital technology and mass timber is revolutionizing the way we design and build buildings.
Mass timber is made by combining pieces of soft wood to form larger elements. Its flexibility, lightness, strength, energy efficiency and lower carbon footprint make it an attractive construction material, particularly for DfMA. It's an ideal material with which to fabricate modular systems in a factory setting, and it can be easily assembled or disassembled, modified or relocated. Mass timber construction is also quieter than concrete or steel, a significant advantage when building in urban settings.
See how the 3DEXPERIENCE platform on the cloud could support your project.