AI is driving innovation and efficiency at Cadmatic

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Written by Madalina Florean

Posted on June 05, 2024

In November 2022, generative AI, notably through advancements like ChatGPT, significantly started impacting various sectors, including healthcare, finance, and manufacturing. Its rapid adoption highlights its potential to also transform 3D design and information management within the marine, process, and construction industries. At Cadmatic, we are eager to leverage generative AI to revolutionize our sector and enhance our customers' operations.

The critical role of generative AI in the CAD Industry

Integrating AI into the complex CAD software environment offers unique challenges and opens new opportunities. While AI integration has become more common in several industries, the CAD sector requires a nuanced approach that addresses the intricacies of design processes. At Cadmatic, our goal is to simplify AI technology for our specialized needs, capturing substantial benefits from this technological advancement.

Here are three key areas where AI can deliver considerable value to our customers:

· Enhance design and engineering solutions – AI-driven tools are reshaping design processes to better meet client-specific needs and regional requirements. For example, AI can help in creating various versions of a vessel or industrial plant with minimal human oversight.

· Improve data management processes – AI is set to transform data management, making information access as easy as having a conversation in your native language. This enhancement not only accelerates workflows but also reduces the learning curve traditionally associated with data management systems.

· Integrate AI assistants for specialized advice – AI assistants, embedded within CAD tools and equipped with proprietary data, can offer specific guidance, accessible via desktop or through voice commands using devices like Microsoft HoloLens. This support improves decision-making processes.

Implementation phases of AI at Cadmatic

Phase 1 – Natural language workflow and AI-driven design

Our initial focus is on enabling natural language commands for designing complex components, providing engineers with natural language customization. This capability is not just theoretical but is currently in action at Cadmatic, demonstrated by our eShare assistant that assists with transforming natural language prompts into precise regular expressions outputs. This capability is being currently extended to inhouse scripting, such that the Cadmatic assistant will transform natural language prompts into specific Cadmatic scripting, with the goal to eliminate the need to learn the Cadmatic specific scripting.

Phase 2 – Enhanced prompt-based engineering

As we continue to refine our AI tools, the scope of generative design expands. Our technology now suggests alternative designs allowing engineers to choose the best options based on technical and geographical considerations.

What does the future hold?

Looking ahead, we anticipate more comprehensive AI integration that could automate entire design processes or offer real-time, intelligent feedback on engineering modifications. As AI technology progresses, Cadmatic's strategies and solutions will evolve, ensuring that we remain leaders in the industry and, most importantly, help our customers maintain their competitive edge.