BIM (Building Information Modeling) is particularly known for projects in the construction sector.
It is now the turn of the industrial sector to be inspired by construction.
The model finds its equivalent BIM for the industry or PIM model for Plant Information Model. It consists of establishing a digital model of the industrial site that federates the information of the various stakeholders during the different phases of the plant: design, maintenance and operation.
As with building modeling, the design office creates digital twins in the form of 3-D models of industrial sites. BIM integrates the technical and functional information of the various participants. This data enriches a unified technical and documentary base, which facilitates the interactions of the various participants.
This is a major step in the transformation of factories into Industry 4.0. FTZ has specialized for many years in the publishing of CAD software for electricity and piping. It had already carried out the integration of the BIM model with the SchemBAT software for wiring studies in the tertiary sector or housing.
From now, FTZ has interfaced the software dedicated to industrial electricity, SchemELECT, and the BIM models with the following main functions:
- Reading the model (with REVITTM or in interoperable IFC or open BIM format)
- The representation and calculation of cable trays
- Cabling and routing of cables
- Extraction of the cable book
- The writing in the model of the pathways, equipment and cables
SchemELECT allows you to go on to detailed studies of electromechanical installations: single or multi-wire diagrams, terminal blocks, PLC cards, cabinets, etc.