Process Engineer for Plant Construction

Define and validate the Construction Bill of Materials and construction strategy in a powerful 3D context using the Process Engineer for Plant Construction Role on the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform

The DELMIA 3DEXPERIENCE Process Engineer for Plant Construction (PEPEE) details the process plans for the various elements of the Manufacturing Items Structure no matter the discipline. This includes manufacturing operations (for assembly or fabrication), assigning operations to manufacturing items, process requirements, and allocating the resources and equipment (workers, cranes, tooling etc.) required.

The operations are balanced among the available manufacturing systems. This refers to logical resources representing lines/stations, or logical localizations where operations take place. At any time, using the 4DPlay (4D = 3D + Time) function, the Process Engineer is able to view the virtual build-up sequence of the product. 4DPlaying helps to ensure the completion of the plan and solve potential issues in the build-up sequence.

DELMIA Plant Construction

DELMIA Plant Construction

Process Engineer for Plant Construction Benefits

Define the assembly strategy and plant process plan for your construction BOM – based on visual assignment and business rules

PEPEE is an efficient 3D model-based transparent solution leveraging both powerful 3D visualization tools and alphanumerical information. It can rapidly define your construction BOM and process plans with detailed operations and allocated resources to balance operations across manufacturing systems for plant construction. Business rule integrations allow tailoring and automates the generation of the process plans/operations/manufacturing systems based on Manufacturing Item Structure objects and attributes, as well as predefined templates for those structures.

Utilize the power of 3D to avoid errors in a collaborative approach with design engineers

Transparency and automation are keys to enable collaboration through the unique language of 3D, and both will help reduce the number of errors which otherwise would be found later in the production process. For example, assembly sequence issues (wrong operation order), over-utilization of particular resources, wrong assignments of manufacturing items (parts), conflicts in usage of important equipment (i.e. heavy-weight cranes) at the same time, etc. This helps to accelerate business processes and decisions, avoid cycles between departments, and result in a shortened ramp-up-to-production times.

Always up-to-date thanks to 3DEXPERIENCE platform a single source of truth

Because PEPEE is based on the 3DEXPERIENCE® platform, governance business processes such as revision management, lifecycle management, issue management, document management, etc. are provided in the process engineering data managed by PEPEE. Some governance management roles and applications such as configuration management, change management, project management do require additional licensing.

DELMIA 4D Planning

DELMIA 4D Planning

Process Engineer for Plant Construction Highlights

Plat process engineering and manufacturing systems utilization for all plant construction

Enables process engineers in plant structure, HVAC, piping, electrical, and all other disciplines to author process plans (e.g. plate and profile cutting, welding, assembly operations for outfitting and accommodation, etc.), allocate resources, and balance operations across manufacturing systems.

Unique PEPEE 4D (3D + Time) immersive multi-view user interface

Provides various UI elements to perform the job consisting of thousands of objects. Among those elements are:

  • a grid view (3-dimensional PERT-like chart) to illustrate the process flow with 3D representations displayed on tiles
  • a classic tree view and a smart-tool auxiliary viewer with corresponding manufacturing items (parts) list with numerous possibilities to visualize what is already planned versus what has not.
  • The auxiliary view in PEPEE includes an integrated 4DPlayer function that displays the virtual build-up sequence of the product. 4DPlaying helps to ensure the completeness of the plan and solve potential issues in the build-up sequence.
Process Gantt Chart and Work Load Balancing (WLB) Chart

Maximize the utilization of manufacturing systems by balancing operations across systems. In Process Gantt Chart and Work Load Balancing Charts, visualize the duration of operations along with the sequence as determined by product flow and additional time constraints (start/start or end/end or end/start with delay, etc.) between operations. By changing operation durations or moving operations from one manufacturing system to another, PEPEE automatically computes the utilization to help achieve desired cycle times within the limits of available resources.

Resource Utilization Gantt Chart and Resource Balancing Chart

Inspect the utilization of individual resources (e.g. workers, robots, machines, equipment, etc.). This helps to identify bottlenecks quickly, such as the utilization of a heavy-duty crane that is lifting big parts or whole sections.

Utilization optimization with automated line balancing (ALB)

Automatically balance operations among a given set of manufacturing systems based on operation duration and number of available systems. This can be towards maximum utilization or minimum number of systems.

Manufacturing Context Building (Session Building)

When dealing with large data sets, it is highly recommended that a proper manufacturing context with a reduced data set be prepared in order to avoid loading all data simultaneously. This mechanism is called session building, and is managed by the Manufacturing Context Builder (MCB), an application that is available in all authoring roles. MCB comes with powerful filtering (attribute, volume, configuration) and viewing functions as well as the ability to find objects linked to each other by various relationships – and loads the objects consistently into the authoring session. This concept is called Smart Completion. The customer can define recipes to combine filters, tree expansion, navigation and completion. This is called User-Defined completion or User-Defined Open, depending on where the completion is being performed (client side or server side).

The basis of other downstream manufacturing roles

PEPEE is the basis for many other downstream manufacturing roles. Ones based directly on the process plan created by PEPEE are:

  1. The management and publication of work instructions for the shop floor and/or towards manufacturing execution systems (DELMIA Apriso)
  2. The simulation of assembly operations along with tracks (movement of manufacturing items along trajectories in space including collision detection)
  3. The flow simulation /discrete event simulation of operations in the factory
Synchronization Manager

In order to identify modified items on the Manufacturing Items Structure, PEPEE provides a powerful synchronization manager. This tool allows controlled mass updates as well as decision-making on how to handle modifications.

Issue Management

A command for issue management is now provided with all authoring applications, hence is also part of PEPEE. This command allows reporting of issues against the objects managed in this role. The issues are stored in the platform and easily shareable with all other collaborators.

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