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AVEVA World Magazine 2016 #1

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Results This cooperation between AVEVA Bocad and Dragados Offshore in increasing the program's features soon showed its worth. The ability to exchange model data with structural analysis programs, and to create detailed, multi-discipline models and accurate layout drawings means better ownership of data, fewer clashes, less rework in construction and shorter schedules. Overall, faster and more efficient steel detailing and creation of fabrication deliverables save Dragados Offshore a considerable percentage of project time; project quality has also been improved. On-demand generation of shop-ready fabrication deliverables makes it possible to delay creation of drawings and CNC data until the last possible moment before fabrication must start. The maximum number of design optimisations can therefore be incorporated to achieve better quality in the fabricated parts and less rework in construction. AVEVA Bocad's interoperability, both with AVEVA's 3D design solutions and with third-party software, adds great value to Dragados Offshore's projects. 'It adds value because it allows design integration in the first phases of a project and makes it easier to work on difficult details. In addition, our clients normally work with PDMS and that creates synergies,' continued Ramón Núñez. Companies using other systems can spend huge amounts of time manually editing 2D deliverables. But AVEVA Bocad's fabrication drawings and CNC data are automatically generated and substantially shop-ready. 'AVEVA Bocad's CNC files have been optimised for all our CNC machines, and new output types were created to communicate with our automated beam, plate and pipe/tube cutting robots,' Ramón Núñez explained. 'This investment has greatly enhanced our performance by eliminating errors and enabling us to reliably deliver on time.' Conclusion Dragados Offshore S.A. is a results-oriented company, committed to offering a best-in-class approach to integrated project execution, safety, quality and schedule compliance, while maintaining the flexibility to work to each client's specific needs. It therefore needed a software solution that would continue to support it as its projects become ever larger, more complex and more diverse. AVEVA Bocad has proved its ability to do so and enables Dragados Offshore S.A. to deliver successfully impressive projects the world over. It is relevant to state that AVEVA's integrated design and structural detailing solution (PDMS and Bocad) and the acquired experience of Dragados Offshore S.A together have provided maximum benefits from this powerful approach. About Dragados Founded in 1972, Dragados Offshore S.A. is a leading engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor for the oil & gas and other energy-related industries. Their four decades of experience in both offshore and onshore projects give them a solid track record, ensuring their clients that their most complex and challenging projects will be successfully planned, executed and delivered. They are a solutions-based company with a lean and effective corporate structure that allows them the flexibility to tailor their work to each client's specific needs, while providing a best-in- class approach to integrated project execution, safety, quality and schedule compliance. They are committed to excellence in everything they do. For more information, visit: www.dragadosoffshore.com. ACS Group (Actividades de Construcción y Servicios) Dragados Offshore is part of the ACS Group. Headquartered in Madrid, Spain, the ACS Group is a global leader in the development, construction and management of infrastructure and related services, with operations and offices worldwide and more than 162,000 employees. To find out more about ACS and its subsidiaries, please visit the company website at www.grupoacs.com.

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