Maximizing Value with Technology
CDE offers the latest in 3-D computer modeling to all of our clients. Over the years, the industry has witnessed the evolution of Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) software. With the advancements of computer technology a new generation of CAD drafting is now here. Three dimensional designs are now being used in the majority of today's engineering designs. The evolution has even transcended and three dimensions and has added intelligence with the introduction of Building Information Management, or BIM. The utilization of 3-D drawing and BIM technologies enables architects, engineers, contractors, and maintenance personnel to gain additional insight into what exactly is going on behind walls and in equipment spaces. Architects and Engineers benefit from the 3-D BIM approach because it allows for a greater level of collaborations between disciplines; mechanical engineers can now see actual locations of steel beams in 3-D and avoid clashes; electrical engineers can size their circuits based on equipment information placed within the BIM model. Contractors benefit from having access to a actual working computer model to create more accurate take-off estimates as well as perhaps identify any constructablity issues before executing. Maintenance personnel, plant operators, and building owners will see benefits from using BIM as the model contains all relevant data to every piece of equipment within the model and can help with maintenance schedules and replacement part ordering. Additionally, BIM offers greater flexibility when looking down the road for perhaps expansion of facilities or systems.
CDE's CAD and Modeling team is ready to provide cutting edge modeling and BIM models using a wide array of software packages. Our specialty trained modelers are capable of producing superior quality models whether it is a new construction or renovation of an old facility. CDE's engineering division also utilize several design software packages that seamlessly integrate into the BIM model to increase productivity, efficiency, and accuracy.
CDE's modeling team are experts in the following, but not limited to, mainstream products:
- Autodesk AutoCAD MEP
- Autodesk AutoCAD Structural Design
- Autodesk REVIT
- Autodesk 3Ds Max
- PTC Creo (Formerly known as Pro/Engineer)
- Bently STADD.PRO
Let CDE enhance your design with these advanced modeling tools and enjoy the benefit for years to come.