The planing and simulation of a factory is highly interdisciplinary. Involving many different planners and departments is the greatest challenge for a factory.
During the last years the working method changed from the 2D drawing to a digital 3D-model. This allows the integration of 3D-design data, like robot cells, production lines or working stations, in the layout.
Consequently, these in the past separated departments, relating to your data management, continue to grow together.The maintenance and consultation of individual and parallel models have changed, so the individual departments create only the data, they are responsible for. These data are provided on a central database, to which the responsible departments can access online and in real time.
Since the data integrity has highest priority, all employees involved in the planning process necessarily use the basic software of the company, including their configuration. A free choice of software is impossible. This ensures 100% error-free data exchange in the native format.
For planning a digital factory a basic system is advantageous: we use MicroStation by Bentley Systems Inc. with its various specialized applications. MicroStation is used in this segment in Germany for more than 20 years.
The following software is used in our company:
MicroStation V8i (SS1‑4)/Connect
OpenBuildings Designer (formerly AECOsim Building Designer or Architecture V8i)
TRICAD MS (Building services engineering modules)
- Transoft Solutions
ParkCAD für MicroStation
Cloudworx für MicroStation
Cloudworx für 3ds Max
Leica Geo Office
- New River Kinematics
- Special Software
Daimler-Fablis und TriCad Utilities