Collaborative, Efficient Design Processes with “Civil Design for Fabrication”

A Growing Global Infrastructure

As the global population continues to rise, worldwide spending on civil engineering projects is expected to grow. Emerging markets such as China, the Middle East, and Latin America will be looking to facilitate rapid increases in infrastructure projects quickly and cost-effectively.

To keep pace, civil engineering and infrastructure professionals will need to address industry challenges, such as managing costs and schedules, reducing waste, and improving efficiency.

One key reason for inefficiency in architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) infrastructure projects is fragmentation. An integrated, collaborative environment would eliminate fragmentation, address business challenges, achieve higher quality, and improve efficiency.

Civil Design for Fabrication does just that:

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Building Infrastructure through Collaboration

Civil Design for Fabrication provides collaborative access to design models and data. The solution creates an integrated Building Information Modeling (BIM) design platform that allows owners, designers, engineers, and fabricators to have simultaneous and real-time access to design models and project data.

Flexible Design Change

Civil Design for Fabrication enables the team to work in parallel, share data, and create a single-source mock-up. The 3DEXPERIENCE platform makes it easier to accommodate changes in design, such as from onsite construction dependency or a change in design direction at construction phase.

A template-based design method lets customers change the design quickly and easily. Users can work from a full civil engineering catalogue of reusable, adaptive 3D templates, or can create their own template for future use.

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Templates make it easier to accommodate changes in design, which can be frequent. Time is saved by importing prototypes from a list of components, which can be easily modified and instantly updated, ensuring consistency while reducing errors.

Large Model Handling

Infrastructure project planning and designing require holistic observation, since projects are connected between road tunnels, bridges and highways, and railways.

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Large BIM data like “true terrain” information is integrated into Civil Design for Fabrication, adding new geo location tools for more precise excavation calculations.

Design for Fabrication

The same platform of collaborative data is linked to fabrication data and to construction costs, quantities, specifications, and schedules. This will promote time-saving pre-fabrication, reduce rework, and cut waste.

Result: Efficient Infrastructure Projects

The outcome of using Civil Design for Fabrication will be integrated design, improved efficiency and productivity, faster delivery, and cost-effective design and construction.

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As head of global marketing for the AEC Industry at Dassault Systèmes, Mr. Moriwaki launches and promotes groundbreaking Industry Solution Experiences including "Optimized Construction," "Façade Design for Fabrication," and "Civil Design for Fabrication." He is a member of buildingSMART.