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C3D Interactive™: 3D Project Control

C3D Interactive is a leading 3D-based construction project control application, designed for energy projects. The solution helps Construction and Fabrication Managers, owners and contractors to visualize and control their projects, by analyzing key construction information, based on actual progress as well as do visual “look-aheads” based on current progress rates, BoQs, MTO’s and more.

C3D allows users to link 3D objects to multifaceted piping data in an object oriented fashion. Data is modeled in classes and hierarchies based on isometrics, spools, materials and welds.

With the aid of C3D, the management can visualize the fabrication status, identify the effects of shortages and prioritize fabrication resources based on material and project schedule priority.

C3D can also provide a broader approach to selecting the field cut welds in a way to minimize scaffolding, maximize shop PWHT and locate installation bottlenecks.

Android app on Google Play

 

 

 

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C3D Interactive – a Holistic BIM-based Project Control Approach:

  • C3D's user interface and features are tailored for EPC project control- hierarchies (RBS, SBS, WBS etc.). Reports are built on the needs of the industry. 
  • 3D progress control of fabrication on actual piping status derived from the isometric drawings via integration with Solinas™ for AutoCAD® (sold separately). 
  • 4D Animation- "Status colorized" animation of 3D models on either the schedule (Primavera, MS Project, Excel, etc) or actual progress.
  • C3D is a database driven BIM solution for a reason:
    • Customer data is rarely structured and needs to be organized, hence databases are essential back-end constituents.
    • Managing Changes is essential in the Construction Industry – ever changing data, structures, relationships and methods is a data dependent process.
    • Flat files from different CAD applications and engineering disciplines contain no relationships and are low in fidelity as projects become more complex. We see a decline in this traditional approach.
  •  Change and Consequences Analysis – C3D tracks different scenarios, highlights changes and supports users in analyzing the consequences of changes at different levels of details.
  •  Integration – Having an open architecture, C3D can integrate with several cost estimation systems, scheduling software, etc. C3D’s built-in Visual Connectors and Facades technology allows programming free integration.
  •  Interoperability – C3D is a CAD-neutral vendor platform. C3D can read from several leading CAD authoring tools and support industry standards such as:

 

Advantages to Construction Managers: 

  • Construction Approach of BIM – the User Interface and functions are tailored for construction – hierarchies (RBS, SBS, WBS etc.). Reports are built on the needs of contractors.
  • Change and Consequences Analysis – C3D tracks different scenarios, highlights changes and supports users in analyzing the consequences of changes at different levels of details.

    Manage Changes with C3D’s C-nario Browser™:
    • Impacts of changes in the BIM model or process around it can be analyzed, reviewed and filtered BEFORE accepting changes.
    • Changes are highlighted by color and represent type of change.
    • Version control focused
    • Flexible pivot tables allow for quick reports on both structured and unstructured data.

 

 

    • Integration – Having an open architecture, C3D can integrate with several cost estimation systems, scheduling software, etc. C3D easily reads and writes to and from Excel, SQL, Primavera P6, Microsoft Project, etc.
    • Interoperability – C3D is a CAD-neutral vendor platform. C3D can read from several leading CAD and BIM authoring tools and support industry standards such as XML (ISO 15926), STEP (ISO 10303) and ACIS SAT.
    • Scalability – C3D was designed for large projects, capable of handling multiple models from multiple disciplines.
    • Timelines – C3D allows commands and actions to be recorded so that they can be re-executed at a later stage to save time and minimize data entry.
    • Scripts – simple scripting language to create special purpose routines.
    • Support & Services – C3D is made by engineers for engineers, and hence we know and provide the full scope of services including BIM preparation work, training, BIM implementation and integration with cost estimation and scheduling. (4D/5D)
    • Portability – C3D Mobile is available free on Google Play.

   

Advanced Work Packaging and Work Face Planning for Oil & Gas

Planners and engineers rely on C3D to prepare and manage Work Packages and complete their Workface Planning. C3D enriches the filtering, arranging, analyzing, and segmenting  of construction data while integrating the necessary scope, resources, time, and budget. This builds effective work packages. With this capability, engineers can work hand in hand with on-site staff to: prioritize tasks, set up schedules, decide on the required approach and prerequisites for each task (drawings, resources, materials, etc.), and compare planned versus actual progress. Managing the progress of Construction Work Packages (CWPs) and Installation Work Packages (IWPs) (including resources and workloads) is done via the C3D Planner™ option. C3D Planner™ also lets users do N-weeks look-ahead, making it an essential planning tool.