Digital Factory — Integration of Process Data daimlerchrysler ag
At DaimlerChrysler’s German digital factory — the generic term
for its integrated network of digital models and methods —
two different systems were being used for factory planning
and process planning. The goal of the project was to increase
productively by creating a bidirectional connection between
the systems on a geometrical and structural level.
Using MicroStation and speedikon, DaimlerChrysler has
filled the gap between the workflows by integrating the data
between the systems. It combines architecture, steel works,
heating, ventilation, and air conditioning with the planning
disciplines conveyors, logistics, body in white, assembly, and
painting via referencing the files together in a 3D digital
mockup of the factory.
Tannhäuser Opera het muziektheater
het Muziektheater in Amsterdam, which is also the site
of De Nederlandse Opera and het Nationale Ballet,
brings in guest performers from around the world. The
theater’s technical organization operates behind the
scenes and is divided in various departments including
décor, lighting, stage property, costumes, CAD drawing
room, and stage service.
One of the requirements of building huge décors is that they
should be easy to dismantle and reconstruct, which makes
the design even more complex. Therefore, all the stages and
décors are 3D modeled and these models and drawings are
used for the building phase as well as for detailed engineering.
The amount of drawings for each production can be up to
300. All of this is work is done at het Muziektheater with
MicroStation V8. MicroStation is also used with the planning
of available spaces.