QuickStart Factory Project Service Eases Transition to 3D

Quick implementation and low start-up costs are key for engineers switching from 2D to 3D factory layout or plant design / CAD Schroer's new service makes the transition easy and affordable

Cambridge, UK and Pittsford, NY, (PresseBox) - Numerous Owner/Operators and engineering project managers still plan their factories in 2D. Contemplating a move to 3D, many worry about the software's complexity or the implementation burden; but the transition need not be a painful one.

With complex, high tech production lines designed to efficiently use vertical spaces during manufacturing, the spatial element in planning, interference checking, and visualising a factory design becomes ever more vital: A 3D approach makes it easy to communicate plans, and to create high quality designs, avoiding expensive mistakes during construction. For many engineering departments, however, it seems like a big leap.


"Our researchers speak to myriads of UK manufacturers using standard 2D CAD software for their factory layouts. Most, while aware of the benefits of a 3D approach, have experienced the limits imposed by 3D modelling tools for product (not facility) design, or been shocked by the implementation time and effort associated with some plant design packages, too costly and complex for their needs," explains Mark Simpson of engineering software experts CAD Schroer. "Recent research in Germany tells a similar story, with most users quoting ease of use and quick implementation as some of the most important criteria when choosing new products . This is exactly where MPDS4 comes in; it not only offers easy implementation with its integrated 2D/3D approach, but also provides all the tools for high performance, large-scale standard-compliant design."

A Quick Start for 3D Factory Projects

CAD Schroer are experts in easing the transition from 2D to 3D CAD. Its MPDS4 FACTORY LAYOUT software is easy to learn even for exclusive 2D users, who can import existing drawings to create the foundation for fast 3D layouts and walk-through visualisations. The QuickStart service further ramps up productivity.

"Our QuickStart package gets a project off the ground in around 15 days," Mark explains. "We supply everything clients need to tackle a factory refurbishment or adaptation project in a quality controlled 2D to 3D design environment: We install and implement the software, usually in one day, and get users up to speed in three to five days. We can model the existing factory, or a planned new process line in existing spaces, quality checking any 2D drawings or 3D files provided. We then supply the 3D lifecycle model clients need to plan subsequent changes and visualise them in 3D."

QuickStart Factory Projects with CAD Schroer:

CAD Schroer makes it easy to transition from 2D to 3D, without painful product implementation or training issues. Its QuickStart service makes it easy to tackle the first 3D factory project, quickly paying for itself through significant productivity and quality gains.

Video: MPDS4 Factory Layout Interactive Demo

CAD Schroer GmbH

CAD Schroer is a global software development company and engineering solutions provider, helping to raise the productivity and competitiveness of customers working in manufacturing and plant design, including the automotive sector and its supply chain, the energy sector and public utilities. CAD Schroer has offices and subsidiaries throughout Europe and in the United States.

CAD Schroer's product portfolio includes 2D/3D CAD, plant design, factory layout and data management solutions. Customers in 39 countries rely on MEDUSA4®, MPDS4(TM) and STHENO/PRO® to provide an efficient, flexible and integrated design environment for all phases of product or plant design - cutting costs while raising quality. CAD Schroer emphasises close customer partnerships and supports its clients' objectives through extensive consultancy, training, development, software support and maintenance services.

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