AVEVA Releases New 3D Design Transfer Solution

January 15, 2010 at 5:02 am 2 comments

AVEVA announced the release of AVEVA Mechanical Equipment Interface, a solution to the problem of transferring 3D models between incompatible design systems. Recently a neutral format has been adopted by the industry – STEP AP203 – which offers an effective means of 3D design transfer and is now achieving widespread industry acceptance. AVEVA Mechanical Equipment Interface has been developed to employ the STEP AP203 protocol and provides a plant or ship designer with a robust and efficient tool for importing into AVEVA PDMS or AVEVA Outfitting accurate 3D models of suppliers’ equipment items.

            Commenting on this new release, Bruce Douglas, AVEVA VP of Product and Marketing Strategy, said: “The inability to easily share data between computer systems has long been a barrier to exploiting the full value of engineering information and to effective collaboration on complex projects. AVEVA is committed to the removal of such barriers and plays a leading role in the development, promotion and use of open standards for data interoperability.  This new product will make the practicing designer’s work a lot easier and provide measurable business benefits in project cost, timescale and quality.”

            Several customers in the marine, power and mining industries worked closely with AVEVA during the development of this new product and have already reported up to 60% reduction in man-hours compared with their previous practice of re-creating equipment models from scratch in AVEVA PDMS. Equipment suppliers can export fully detailed 3D models from the principal CAD systems in STEP AP203 format into AVEVA PDMS or AVEVA Outfitting, where they can be manipulated like any native PDMS or Outfitting objects to create plant or vessel designs more quickly. AVEVA Mechanical Equipment Interface also provides for exporting selected parts of a PDMS or Outfitting model to third-party 3D design applications that support AP203 import.



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  • 1. robert taylor  |  February 16, 2010 at 12:56 am

    I have been out of work almost a year now and I am lacking PDMS. I have been exposed to it before but not on a daily routine. I missed this last traing that was offered because I was not aware of it. Will there be another one offered? I am a Sr. I/E Instrument designer with 5 years experience in the oil & gas business.

    I have very, very little income. I ws just wondering if this will be offered again. I need the training but can’t afford classes.

    Please advise


    Bob Taylor

    832-4453-7743 cell

    • 2. petrocomputing  |  February 16, 2010 at 9:52 am

      Dear Bob:
      The last free PDMS class was held in Houston, February 8-12, 2010. To find out when the next one is, call:
      Amy Voss-Foster
      Society of Piping Engineers & Designers


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