The following article is excerpted from Infrastructure Lifecycle Management Through Virtual Twins, a whitepaper developed by Dassault Systèmes. To read more and learn more about the benefits of a connected platform in civil infrastructure project, download the full whitepaper here.
A fundamental requirement of successful teamwork is to establish a common data environment that acts as a platform to facilitate the collection, storage and dissemination of information from all areas and phases of a project. The challenge also lies in the efficient interoperability between software used by each specialist discipline within infrastructure projects that are often large and multidisciplinary.
With a robust data platform at the core, the essence of the 3DEXPERIENCE platform is to complete the virtual cycle through the design phases from concept, to operation and maintenance stages with a minimal amount of information lost, duplicated or having to be recreated.
“Each civil design project brings a new combination of project members. Communicating and collaborating effectively across widely dispersed, multi-national, multilingual teams is challenging. It’s critical to openly share and accurately convey data across all project contributors, and to convert information to be relevant and coherent to each project stakeholders.” – Kevin Zhu, Senior Business Consultant, Construction, Cities & Territories Industry, Dassault Systèmes
Simultaneous real-time access to design models and project data from anywhere and across different disciplines is made possible with the 3DEXPERIENCE platform. Customers can import data from any number of platforms to create a single-source mock-up where all parties — owners, designers, engineers and fabricators-can work together as part of an integrated design community.
Building something in a complex ecosystem requires effective and holistic information management. While all data exists in various external sources, Dassault Systèmes’ solution brings all live streams of complex information into a connected platform.
“3DEXPERIENCE is not a file-based, but a database-driven system. One of the main differences with any other solutions is the architecture of our solutions. We don’t sell software; we propose roles to the platform depending on jobs. Roles provided by our solutions are targeting specific users. Collaboration and life cycle is key for us, from traceability, revision in design and change.” – Jonathan Riondet, Senior Technical Director, Construction, Cities & Territories Industry, Dassault Systèmes
Excerpted from Infrastructure Lifecycle Management Through Virtual Twins, a Dassault Systèmes whitepaper. Download to learn more.
This white paper presents industry trends in Construction, Cities & Territories covering infrastructure lifecycle management through virtual twin. Building Information Modelling (BIM) is currently taking over the traditional methods for infrastructure developments, operation and maintenance. Using BIM and virtual twin allow collection, analysis and aggregation of data and enhances collaboration between different stakeholders, from design to operation and maintenance.