Advantages of 3-D CAD
(Mechanical Room at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
Exceeds most job coordination
requirements, thus freeing up the on-site foreman for other critical duties.
Reduces the time required to
Virtual models make it
easier to route duct, check clearances, draw obstructions, and perform
Provides accurate isometric or section views of
mechanical rooms, shaft, & duct systems.
Provides an audit trail of fitting
downloads, duct accessories, & round duct and fittings.
Ability to download duct and fittings to
coil line and plasma cutters.
Error checking facilities includes
collision checks with 3-D plots of structural steel, ductwork, cable trays,
piping mains, & more.
Provides field plans that have all the
fabricated pieces numbered.
Drawings that more accurately
reflect real field conditions, but also conform to your own shop fabrication
Redrawing also allows the detailer the
opportunity to simplify the duct design and eliminate costly, complex