Projects that present the use of Bentley technology to a new area or
particularly innovative application of existing products. They might have
required significant investment in customization of tools, or the innovative
use of tools deployed in a totally new area without much investment.
ConocoPhillips Drill-Site Technologies veco alaska inc WINNER
The VECO Alaska design team simultaneously
engineered drill sites CD3 and CD4 for
ConocoPhillips Alaska Inc. Tasked with reusing
project data to generate several new drill sites
and reduce engineering costs to the client, VECO
generated and executed a method for reusing
intelligent project data.
VECO uses Project Wise as its design document
management system. All 2D and 3D drawings,
supporting design documents, and project management documents are stored within it. Because
Project Wise is fully integrated with AutoPLANT,
as well as with Bentley’s entire comprehensive
portfolio of software, VECO can utilize the security
and management of Project Wise while also taking
advantage of AutoPLANT many capabilities.
VECO’s data reuse process is much more complex
than simply copying documents from one project
to another. The process entails 15 steps that must
be done in exact order to produce an organized
package that includes correct linked documents
and data. For example, component tags must be
linked across all applications and all tag numbers
changed to reflect the new product. VECO created
eight custom tools to help with the process.
Another custom routine creates a report on all
material requisitions and their associated documents based on specific project attributes. Further
customization produced a tool to create deliverables in the form of Excel-based reports. VECO
used the auto-generated drawing feature in
the AutoPLANT I& W application to produce
schematics, wiring and loop diagrams, and
VECO also uses attributes to “progress” documents
— updating the status of an attribute at each state in
the routing process. Once a document is accepted
at a particular state, users are denied editing rights.
VECO uses the “set final status” state to prevent
users from doing further modifications.