COMMUNICATING THROUGH VISUALIZATION
Power and Water Corporation
Power Water Standards Manuals
Power and Water in the Northern Territory of Australia had created interactive
manuals to provide employees and subcontractors with standard procedures for
construction and maintenance. Unfortunately, existing drawings showing parts
and materials were out of date and did not display actual items currently being
used in the field. After an audit of parts and materials, 3D illustrations were
drawn in MicroStation and added to the standards library as 3D PDF files.
The parts library now visually displays construction, assembly, and maintenance
procedures more accurately and in greater detail. This helps eliminate mistakes
in ordering of parts and construction of assets. The manuals also make finding
information fast and easy. Each manual consists of thousands of drawings,
with each PDF file containing many pages of information that helps technicians
identify parts and materials.
Samuel Engineering, Inc.
90,000 MTPD Copper Concentrator
The initial goal of this project in Cajamarca, Peru, was to develop a feasibility
study for the client to determine viability of a copper concentrator plant. The
study ultimately evolved into a presentation for the client to present to potential
investors to support the project’s continued development. The coordination of a
Google Earth fly-through with the models was a late entry to the presentation
and was accomplished inside of a week for the first presentation.
MicroStation, PlantSpace, and InRoads were the primary tools deployed to
provide the client with a fly-through model showing all aspects of the mine
pit, access roads, tunnels, plant sites, and port facilities for presentation to
multi-national parties. The ability to use PlantSpace in conjunction with other
applications allowed the team to use early project development modeling to
demonstrate an accurate view of the project.