March 18, 2024

IDECOM’s Innovative Collaboration with Dassault Systèmes

Innovative strategies in the civil structural design domain are explored through the lens of a company that stands at the forefront of technological advancement in the construction industry.
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Innovative strategies in the civil structural design domain are explored through the lens of a company that stands at the forefront of technological advancement in the construction industry.

A strategic partnership was forged with Dassault Systèmes in 2020, enabling the creation of digital twins using the 3DEXPERIENCE platform and cloud solutions.

Introducing IDECOM’s Engineering Innovators: Pedretti and Tabarrini

Since 2018, the company has been graced with the expertise of Alessandro Pedretti, a civil engineer who has honed his specialization in structural design. In the wake of Pedretti’s tenure, 2023 marked the arrival of Alessandro Tabarrini, a fresh talent in the field of 3D modeling and design, whose academic achievements in architectural design and management of the built environment have poised him for success in his new role.

Innovating the Construction Industry: IDECOM’s Vision and Strategy

An ambitious vision is held by IDECOM, with the intent to revolutionize the construction industry in Italy and beyond. Inception as users of the Dassault Systèmes platform marked the beginning of their journey, focusing on the delivery of projects within a BIM (Building Information Modeling) framework. As their expertise in reinforced concrete materials grew, there was a transition to incorporating advanced tools such as Simulia, Delmia. A pivotal moment occurred in 2020 when Dassault Systèmes recognized IDECOM’s competencies within the industry, leading to a strategic partnership. This collaboration has been integral to IDECOM’s strategy, enabling them to offer Digital Twins to their customers, utilizing the 3DEXPERIENCE platform and cloud solutions.

Fostering Innovation through Strategic Partnership with Dassault Systèmes

A testament to the effectiveness of this collaboration is a project involving an ancient aqueduct in Southern Italy. Spanning approximately 240 kilometers, IDECOM is tasked with creating a unified BIM infrastructure model that integrates GIS data, management information, and geological insights. Utilizing X Generative Design , IDECOM’s team demonstrates its adeptness by automating certain modeling tasks.

Revitalizing Historic Waterways: The Role of BIM and GIS Integration

In Southern Italy, a significant project is undertaken to recreate the BIM infrastructure model of an ancient aqueduct, which is part of a large water supply system. This endeavor involves the integration of various data types, including GIS, management, and geological information, into one cohesive environment. The modeling tasks associated with this project are facilitated through the use of automation and competencies in X Generative Design and the Akl programming language.

The application of these advanced technologies enables the efficient development of templates and the automation of certain modeling processes. As a result, a substantial portion of the infrastructure mockup is constructed, measuring approximately 120 kilometers, which is roughly half of the entire development

What is extraordinary to see in our office is that all screens are on the 3DExperience platform and we are working on the same model at the same time in the same environment. So, I think, collaboration is the key for us.- Alessandro Pedretti, civil engineer, IDECOM

Enhancing Productivity through CATIA’s Collaborative Environment

In the realm of structural design and engineering, collaboration is paramount. At the core of this collaborative approach is the utilization of CATIA, a platform that significantly boosts efficiency by enabling multiple users to engage with the same model concurrently.

The integration of CATIA into workflows allows for the automation of modeling tasks, which proves invaluable in large-scale projects. For instance, a notable application of this platform has been in the recreation of a comprehensive BIM infrastructure model for an extensive aqueduct system in Southern Italy.


In conclusion, the transformative power of collaboration and advanced technology in the civil structural design industry is showcased through the efforts of a pioneering company. The strategic use of platforms like CATIA and the 3DEXPERIENCE by Dassault Systèmes facilitates the creation of digital twins and integrates BIM, GIS, and geological data into a cohesive modeling environment.

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