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Our dedicated Research and Development team keenly studies every business segment to observe and analyse the requirements, and ascertaining the market feasibility, develop specialised software product destined to cater to the need of a business owner, easier and better.
A modern-day Computer Aided Design (CAD) program needs to use Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) for manufacturing, or Computer Aided Engineering(CAE) for engineering software programs.
Both the systems (CAE & CAM), requires a model to perform similar purposes.
While CAE requires the geometric model to determine the integrated nodal network for analysis…
CAM requires part geometry to determine machine tool routes and cuts
However, CAD can also be used as a stand-alone system for creating engineering models
CAD acts as a backbone for CAM and CAE, to function correctly.
Bringing Conversion is the process of converting paper drawings to DIGITAL FORMAT.
This technique plays a pivotal role, in designing plans for renovating or repairing heritage structures, or structures involving old technical designs where the architectural designs are mainly physical paper drawings.
Digitisation is the process of scanning important documents to store and preserve them in e-format.
This is beneficial for preserving archives, informative documents, historical records and vintage documentations as non-perishable soft copies.
3D Modelling & Detailing is the mathematical representation of a surface of an object in three dimensions with the help of relevant software.
Apart from its colossal acceptance in movies, animation, and gaming.
It is widely used in Interior Designing and Architecture.
Evidence reveals that modern-day medical science uses 3D Modelling technique for the three-dimensional representation of human anatomy
CAD/CAM-related software is mainly used in such fields.
Computer Numerical Control Programming (CNC Programming) is used to create program instruction for computers to control a machine tool.
The advantages are :
To ensure minimal wastage of raw materials, follow a process to lay out cutting patterns in design. This process is called Nesting.
Static analysis is the process of running the test in a non-run period, where the program is not in operation. It can inspect the program code for all possible runtime behaviour and seek out coding flaws, backdoors and malicious codes.
Dynamic analysis test is conducted while the program is operating. It monitors the overall function of the system, including system memory and functional behaviour as well.
Building Information model (BIM) is a 3D model-based creative process.
It gives architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) professionals the insight and tools which allows them to plan, design, construct, and manage buildings and infrastructure, more efficiently.
In recent times, BIM has created new challenges, for creating, designing and collating structures:
Taking the structures beyond the design team – When it is considered beyond the design team,
Perhaps that’s the moment of truth to realise the real value of BIM.
Be it the subcontractors, the owner or the facility manager, providing access to the construction and offering them to contribute and link other information are incredibly beneficial.
Viewing the model – A subcontractor is provided with an image of a particular position of the structure to resolve an issue without having to download and install software.
Also, it facilitates people to collaborate around that view the models quickly and easily
Even the models can be viewed on modern day gadgets like Tablet, Macbook etc. while being present on the website.
Linking structures to other data, a lot of project information, like drawings, RFIs and spec sheets are not included in the model. But these documents can easily be linked for a more detailed, informative and concrete structure.
Owners may insist on achieving a 3D model but, for a picture with complete details, it is quintessential to link it to all of the other data created and collated on the project.
Tracking approvals and audit trails – Different authoring tools are used to generate models.
Always making changes, eventually makes it difficult to obtain and record approvals. Without BIM, it is almost impossible to maintain an audit trail of who did what and when, with so many decisions made around the model during its tenure.
Managing large file sizes – Distributing files securely and efficiently can be difficult, and even impossible, as BIM models can easily reach 50MB or more.
E-mail can’t handle the file volumes, and FTP sites don’t provide the access control or audit trail you need.
Model management – Typically, people work with different authoring tools on a project.
The BIM Manager then assembles and distributes the federated structure. This might happen on a regular cycle, which can be too slow for a fast-moving project. If each party contributes the corresponding model as needed, while others access the information in real time.
Then BIM happens to be more precious to every person.
Dealing with a long review cycle – Clash resolution usually takes place at set intervals, such as weekly or twice a month. But this creates a lag, where somebody is addressing a clash needs to wait for the completion of the cycle before knowing whether it has been fixed or not. Immediate, real-time resolution of disputes is required.
Publishing slices of models – Despite the advanced 3D modelling used in a project, there are still some requirements to publish, distribute and track the 2D plans which are needed for set-out and construction.
Archiving point-in-time models – Though 3D software package can track changes, still there must be a way to save point-in-time structure for log-off and approval purposes.
Handing over of a complete and accurate structure – While the owners want to receive a full set of information about the project to run their facility, the contractors and consultants as well, want to be sure that they have met their contractual requirements to get paid. So understanding when this point has been reached happens to be everyone’s interest.
Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is that branch of fluid mechanics which uses data structures and numerical analysis to solve problems involving the flow of fluids.
A CFD analysis consists of the following three phases:
In this phase, the problem statement is transformed into an idealised and discretised computer model. Considering the type of flow to be modelled, assumptions are made accordingly.
The type of flow may vary from viscous, inviscid, compressible, incompressible, steady and non-steady. Other processes involved are meshed generation and application of initial and boundary conditions.
The actual computations are performed in this step by the solver.
In this solving phase, computational power is required. There are multiple solvers available, varying in efficiency and capability of solving certain physical phenomena.
This is the final step where the obtained results are visualised and analysed in the post-processing phase. At this stage, the analyst verifies the results, and then, conclusions can be drawn based on the obtained results.
Ways of presenting the obtained results are for example static or moving pictures, graphs or tables.