Leading 3D Mechanical Design Software Increases Efficiency of Large Assembly
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SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Oct. 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Autodesk, Inc.
(Nasdaq: ADSK) today announced that Technip UK Limited, a leading provider of
offshore and sub-sea construction services for oil and gas companies, is
upgrading to Autodesk Inventor 11.
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The latest release of Autodesk Inventor -- the world's best-selling 3D
mechanical design software and best choice for 3D design -- will enable
Technip UK Limited to more effectively handle large assembly jobs, such as
those involving offshore platforms, drilling rigs, flexible pipelines and
umbilical cables that carry electricity and power.
"The powerful 3D modeling capabilities in Autodesk Inventor 11 are
invaluable for helping us make informed decisions," said Bill Ross, drawing
office supervisor at Technip UK Limited. "Let's say that we're trying to
install the termination unit of an umbilical cable out at sea, and we need to
get the cable off the deck of the ship, into the water, and safely installed.
To do that, we need to know if the cable can be lifted into place using two
cranes. Inventor enables us to run a series of 3D installation sequences to
ensure that the number of cranes we're using is sufficient, and that the
assembly can be performed with no damage to the equipment -- and more
importantly, no damage to manpower. 2D design remains an important part of our
design processes, so we're pleased with Inventor as it gives us the best of
Autodesk Inventor 11 features a series of powerful tools to simplify large
assembly management. Level of Detail Representations in Autodesk Inventor 11
give Technip UK Limited full control over which parts of the project are
loaded into memory when the model is opened. Additionally, the capacity meter
enables the company to monitor memory consumption as they work -- so they can
quickly open a huge project file to review the assembly structure and then
choose to open only those subassemblies needed to get the job done.
"The introduction of the Large Assembly management feature has given us
the flexibility to manage large models and assemblies the way we want to,"
said Ross. "Inventor 11 puts control in the hands of the users. Having this
kind of control will enable us to reduce time spent on the design cycle by
Integrated Data Management
Technip UK Limited takes additional advantage of its Inventor designs by
using Autodesk Vault, which is integrated into Autodesk software, to make
work-in-process data more accessible and reusable.
"We're able to have several designers working on the same project, doing
different sections at the same time," said Ross. "And Vault allows us to track
everything safely and accurately, to keep control of the overall project.
We've been very happy with the way it has made product data management easier
and more efficient than ever."
"More manufacturers are realizing significant efficiencies by moving to
Autodesk Inventor 11, with its superior 3D performance and design capabilities
making large assemblies more feasible," said Robert "Buzz" Kross, vice
president of Autodesk Manufacturing Solutions. "Technip UK Limited is
realizing the value that only Autodesk delivers powerful 3D with fully
integrated 2D; we're pleased to call them a customer."
With a workforce of more than 20,000 people, The Technip Group ranks among
the top five corporations in the field of oil, gas and petrochemical
engineering, construction and services. Headquartered in Paris, the Group is
listed in New York and Paris. The Group's main operations and engineering
centers and business units are located around the world. In support of its
activities, the Group manufactures flexible pipes and umbilicals, and builds
offshore platforms in its manufacturing plants and fabrication yards in
France, Brazil, the UK, the USA, Finland and Angola, and has a fleet of
specialized vessels for pipeline installation and sub-sea construction. For
more information, visit: www.technip.com .
Autodesk, Inc. is a Fortune 1000 company, wholly focused on ensuring that
great ideas are turned into reality. With seven million users, Autodesk is the
world's leading software and services company for the manufacturing,
infrastructure, building, media and entertainment, and wireless data services
fields. Autodesk's solutions help customers create, manage and share their
data and digital assets more effectively. As a result, customers turn ideas
into competitive advantage, become more productive, streamline project
efficiency and maximize profits.
Founded in 1982, Autodesk is headquartered in San Rafael, California. For
additional information about Autodesk, please visit www.autodesk.com .
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