Handrail stanchions were drawn as AutoCAD® 3D models.
· Fittings for the cable stays were supplied by the manufacturer as IGES models.
· The biggest challenge was the tapered design of the bridge – full integration with AutoCAD made drawing relatively straight forward as familiar tools and processes were employed.
· Handrail stanchions were imported from AutoCAD® into Advance Steel using the
Advance Steel tool.
· IGES model could be transferred to AutoDesk Inventor® then to AutoCAD® as an ACIS solid and finally into Advance Steel as a special part with much reduced file size.
· Accurate fixing detail could be sent to site ahead of delivery to keep installation and crane time to a minimum.
“Learning time is minimal, as all work is in AutoCAD with familiar tools, and I couldn’t begin to estimate the production time saved – 200%, 300% or even 400% increase in productivity wouldn’t be an over estimation.”
Nial Ball, Project Engineer
Westbury Park Engineering LTD
· Full AutoCAD® compatibility
· Short learning curve
· Production time saved