Cambridge, UK and Pittsford, NY – 11 November 2020: At the start of every new plant design there is a concept for the process. Even at this early design stage, not only are the main components of the plant determined, but also a wide range of operational details, which are subsequently refined through numerous design iterations as the complex specifications for the new plant are agreed upon.
Integrated plant design right from the start
The complexity of a modern process plant is hard to comprehend and requires a holistic approach to the software systems deployed from the very outset of the design process. It is precisely at this point that sophisticate plant design software is required to provide 3D visualisation of the design and integration with other software systems.
The need for intelligent maintenance
Following the completion of a plant, not only does production commence, but also the associated maintenance operations. Companies invest a proportion of their sales revenue in the maintenance of their plant equipment. The goal of every company is to minimise the potential for downtime. If the plant has been designed using intelligent design software, operators can rely on the software to accurately support their maintenance activities. After all, the more a design deviates from reality, the higher the maintenance costs will be. For example, if the plant documentation does not reflect the actual status of the plant, difficulties and time-consuming readjustments will arise during maintenance. Operators can ultimately save money by using intelligent design software from the outset and also for the long-term maintenance of their plant.
Intelligent plant design
One such system has been developed by CAD Schroer. M4 PLANT provides designers with a comprehensive tool to holistically and intelligently design process plant. In addition to extensive 3D design and visualisation capabilities, the modular suite of software also includes applications for project management and quality control.
Trial version with support – we guide you all the way
CAD Schroer offers a free trial of M4 PLANT, enabling you to make an informed decision based on your own experience with M4 PLANT. Technical support is also available to assist you with your trial. Online support and on-site workshops provide further opportunities to build up your expertise with the software to tackle your own projects.
About CAD Schroer
CAD Schroer is a global software development company and provider of digitalisation and engineering software solutions, helping to raise the productivity and competitiveness of customers working in manufacturing and process engineering, including the automotive sector and its supply chain, the energy sector and public utilities. CAD Schroer has offices and subsidiaries throughout Europe and in the United States.
CAD Schroer’s product portfolio includes 2D/3D CAD, plant design, factory layout and data management solutions. Customers in 39 countries rely on M4 DRAFTING, M4 PLANT, M4 ISO and M4 P&ID FX to provide an efficient, flexible and integrated design environment for all phases of product or plant design – cutting costs while raising quality.
CAD Schroer’s product portfolio also includes solutions such as i4 AUGMENTED REVIEW, i4 AUGMENTED CATALOG and i4 VIRTUAL REVIEW, which enable CAD data to be used directly in augmented (AR) and virtual (VR) reality. In addition, CAD Schroer works closely with its customers to create custom AR/VR or IoT (Internet of Things) solutions.
CAD Schroer emphasizes close customer partnerships and supports its clients’ objectives through extensive consultancy, training, development, software support and maintenance services.
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