- Large projects with up to 500 pipelines result in very large CAD file sizes requiring extra resources.
- CAD software crashes when file size is large and 2D extraction can take 2 to 4 hours.
Indian CAD pioneers switch to CADMATIC
Arya Engineers from Pune, India have been pioneers in the use of CAD software in India. The company has worked in 3D environments for over 20 years. In 2018, Arya took a leap of faith and implemented CADMATIC software.
Area Engineers was established in 1997 as a piping design engineering company. It soon branched out to other services such as process, civil/structural, instrumentation, and mechanical engineering. Today, Arya offers services in EPCM & EPC work for companies like in the chemical, food, petrochemical, pharma, oil & gas and power plant, paint, and paper industries.
According to Mr. Bharat Khutale, Head of Piping Design at Arya Engineers, the company had worked with other 3D design programs over the years. One of the challenges encountered was the large file sizes produced.
“All our earlier software packages worked with CAD engines that produced large file sizes. A project with 300 to 500 pipelines could easily result in a file size that was more than 4 GB. In CADMATIC, a similar project produces a file size that is less than 1 GB. This was one of the key reasons we decided to change to CADMATIC software,” says Bharat.
According to Bharat, they have been able to reduce design errors with the use of CADMATIC. Arya is also happy with cable router and CADMATIC 3D viewing capabilities. The CADMATIC CoDesigner is used by Arya to distribute design work to two different locations and they report that it is performing “excellently”.
Arya Engineers are always looking at ways at improving the efficiency of their design services. In this regard, they have been particularly pleased with how CADMATIC generates 2D documentation from the 3D model even with large files.
“With our previous CAD software programs, we sometimes ran into the problem that they would crash when the file sizes increased. It would also take two to four hours to do the 2D extraction. With CADMATIC the same procedure takes less than 5 minutes,” says Bharat.
An additional advantage of faster extraction is that check prints can be produced at more regular intervals and used for quality checks more regularly.
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