Sedco 707 Columns
The above is a 3D model created in AutoCAD by Scan Tech, LLC of the columns on the drilling rig Sedco 707. The columns were drawn based off of laser scan data and original as-built drawings provided by the customer.
Here is an example of a 3D Model produced by Scan Tech. The top plate of this structure has been removed to allow you to see the internal stiffeners. These models can be drawn based off of the laser scan data or drawn based off of 2D CAD drawings or PDF's. Our 3D models are accurate enough to be used in an FEA program such as ANSYS to perform FEA analysis.
Drafting and Design
Each designer in a team may have different objectives with complicated design conditions and needs on separate software and hardware platforms. Usually different CAD systems are used by each individual in different departments producing the results as paper drawings. The large bulk of hard copy outputs by a group of people can create nothing but confusion and more confusion. But the usage of advanced 3D modeling tools has brought great progress, proving improvement in its productivity as 3D models are prepared according to the need of designs in each stage. During the whole process it brings in proper design documentation of classification drawings, weight, center of gravity reports and estimates on steel material, weld joints etc. It cut downs the time as well as days initially that was used to provide the right output.
Scan Tech, LLC can turn your design into a 3D model or can take a 3D laser scan and point cloud and create a 3D 'as-built'. Using state of the art software, we can develop your project from the concept phase to final product. Our 3D modeling capability enables us to build a digital model of the design and provide the customer with the ability to see part relationships and assemblies. It also allows us to make changes to part configuration in the event that the parts don't work together as expected, all before manufacturing. This saves valuable time during the process.
These same 3D models can be used to generate the actual contruction drawings. This allows for the drawing to be accurate to a model that is already proven to work in real life applications. This removes the chance for errors as the designer redraws the same area multiply times on seperate drawings and even within the same drawing but in different views.The above are examples of a 3D model created by Scan Tech, LLC.