An existing facility is constantly subject to change throughout its life cycle. These changes can include minor updates due to maintenance as well as major revamp projects for expansion or even replacement. Some changes are small enough to be made by the owner. Other changes are larger and must be done by a contractor. In both cases, there are typically thousands of engineering changes that must be scoped and managed. This is especially true when new designs are implemented. One of the challenges an organization faces when making any kind of design change is how to maintain the accuracy of the essential information (engineering, maintenance, and operations) that is vital for safe and efficient operations.
Smart Interop uses digital transformation (digital twin) technology to help meet this challenge. The software supports the translation of 3D design data, including laser-scanned point cloud data and design tool data from Smart 3D, PDS, and PDMS to a fit-for-purpose digital twin format for operations and maintenance use.
You can then carve out a portion of the digital twin model and manipulate it according to the requirements of your project. The full range of Smart 3D tools and commands for modeling, clash detection, and generation of deliverables are available for making project changes. These capabilities enable changes to an existing facility while ensuring strict change control and providing operations access to current information for running the facility safely and efficiently.
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