Many civil engineering companies are gearing up to make wider use of BIM by taking advantage of the BIM capabilities within Causeway’s 3D civil design package Professional Design Suite (PDS).
A case in point is engineering and project management consultancy Atkins, which has recently upgraded to the latest, BIM-ready Line and Sign modules within PDS. Designs developed in Line and Sign can be used in collaboration environments such as Autodesk Navisworks and Bentley Navigator. Consequently, these modules will help Atkins meet Highways England’s requirement for the use of BIM on the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon upgrade programme, as well as other projects.
BIM capabilities have also become a necessity for other engineering consultancies involved in highways design and other civil engineering projects - including WSP, CampbellReith and Mewies Engineering Consultants (M-EC). All of these existing users of PDS have recently upgraded to the latest design modules to take advantage of their BIM-readiness.
The ability to export designs from PDS modules to DWF format ensures that all of the design attributes are attached to the design and can be interrogated within BIM collaboration tools. In addition to design attributes and geo-location data, user defined attributes related to maintenance of an asset can also be included.
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