Integrated Software Solutions
Precursor of the “BIM logic” for Precast since 1980s, LegoCad-P2000 has kept pace with the times, ensuring productivity and control of the activities of the Technical and Sales Depts. Conceived as a “Business Magagement Solution” for Precasters from the beginning, it is a fully integrated system that encompasses the key activities of Precast Concrete Companies (Estimation, Design / Engineering / Drafting, Planning, Production / Operate Factory Machines, Cost Control).
From the preliminary design with the automatic management of estimated cost along with the proposal, with a strong practicality in the management of alternate designs, to the order confirmation with the automatic creation of shop drawings and Bar Bending Schedules, BOQ/BOM including embeds and installation drawings. The LegoCad Structural Calculation Module checks the pre-sizing, manages the loads, set the 3D structural frame, provides the loads to the foundations.
Precast is well suited for construction automation, which has become increasingly complex over the years to meet the needs of the market. To have more effectiveness and productivity, it is necessary that the BIM system can include a complete parameterization of the elements that can be manufactured; all the company guidelines with the design criteria, that can take care both of the production issues and the equipment available (formwork, transport, cranes, installation equipment and hardware). These criteria are fundamental for a quick and cost effective design execution of the projects in the BIM environment.
CSG Engineering has a large experience on this, and BIM LegoCad-P2000 is provided ‘ready to be used’ based on this criteria.
BIM for Precast
The request for projects in BIM mode is growing considerably, ie creating an IFC 4 Precast model that contains and allows the sharing of all the information by Architects, Structural Engineers, Plant Engineers, Estimators etc.
Also, industry standard and practice are proceeding rapidly in this direction, so it is necessary to know the BIM to keep up with the times and be competitive.
The advantages of this working method are practical (sharing of information, fewer redesigns and greater control), economical (control of costs, short times), logistic-management (reduction of work on site, maintenance costs simulation, clash detection, installation interference checking).