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Build efficiency into every infrastructure project through innovative collaboration

Public works project owners have a strong responsibility to the public to create infrastructure that meets user needs while reducing problems of construction. Research finds that the public’s willingness to pay for projects increases when it’s evident that cost-effective measures are implemented. Plus, there is increased collaboration on financing, with public owners turning to public-private partnerships and private financial initiatives. This is driving increased collaboration among all stakeholders in design and construction. 

Dassault Systèmes Civil Design for Fabrication Industry Solution Experience built on the collaborative 3DEXPERIENCE® platform enables simultaneous real-time access to design models and project data — from anywhere and across different disciplines. This creates an interactive community of owners, engineers, and civil designers who can work in parallel, share data, and build quality and efficiency into every project.

The challenge of building a growing infrastructure 

Worldwide spending on infrastructure projects is expected to grow from US$4 trillion in 2012 to US$9 trillion by 2025, led largely by new, emerging markets. Public owners are looking to facilitate rapid increases in urbanization in China, India, Latin America, and around the world by building bridges, roadways, and other infrastructure projects quickly and cost-effectively. 

Both railways and highways have tremendous numbers of repeated elements when they extend several kilometers. Civil Design for Fabrication provides a single-source of truth with real-time management of the large amounts of information from various BIM environments, with IFC and OmniClass fluency. Users can start design from a catalog and make updates that are immediately reflected across all design models.

Key capabilities & benefits

  • Move the traditional 2D layout into a BIM from which drawings can easily be produced
  • Link engineering data to every model, promoting time-saving pre-fabrication
  • Use an end-to-end solution for solid continuity from design through construction
  • Ensure real-time information is used, reducing errors and requests for information

With Civil Design Industry Process Experience, you can leverage customizable, repeatable, and informed templates to boost project accuracy. The 3DEXPERIENCE platform allows users to easily share information in a collaborative space where updates are automatically reflected among all users. Users can see which projects are assigned to participants. In addition to sharing data, the platform integrates all design data with true terrain information. Using new geolocation tools, users can bring precise site data into the model, or accurately prepare a site for excavation. Virtual modifications to any terrain lead automatically to relevant excavation calculations. Coordinates and terrain information can be extracted to use in the model, or design information can be placed in a true map to provide an accurate site overview and visual context for all users.

A comprehensive catalog provides pre-formed bridge, structural, and other component data that can easily be inserted for your site using an axis-based system. You simply input the reference coordinates and selected component to start creating a fresh span. Designers can reuse templates or modify the contents to suit a project’s unique needs. From excavation to your standing structure, the solution supports the full range of data within a comprehensive BIM model. Civil Design Industry Process Experience connects conceptual design models to fabrication data, as well as to construction costs, quantities, specifications, and schedule.

Key capabilities & benefits

  • Use geolocation tools to use the context of applicable terrain and reduce onsite surprises
  • Design in both normal and large-scale ranges in a single model for increased project flexibility
  • Model a range of AEC objects using IFC data
  • Easily duplicate structural components, carrying all relevant data into the copied parts or modify all components by changing the parameters of one
  • Update across all relevant documents in real time—upload a photo directly from the site and all stakeholders can see it instantly
  • Manage high-level concept schematics through LOD 400

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