Automatic precast production planning algorithm

Engineering | Production | Logistics | Assembly

The two precast production plants are one of the busiest entities in major industrial group’s engineering-production-delivery-assembly value chain. The production is carried out in 3 shifts 7 days a week for most of the year. At any given moment there are around 5,000 elements in the system available for production.

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Analyzing engineer work in TEKLA to improve productivity

Engineering | Production | Logistics | Assembly

Improving engineering productivity is critical to reduce total costs of precast building manufacturing. Currently 35% of project hours are spent on element modelling. Analyzing how engineers work in BIM software (TEKLA Structures) should provide us with information how that time is utilized and where plugins or other useful tools should be provided for engineers.

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Tekla Open API Precast Attributes Plug-in

Engineering | Production | Logistics | Assembly

TEKLA Structures is great software for precast element modelling and it can contain a lot of useful information about each element in element attributes. Most common ones are TEKLA standard attributes for each element type. But elements can also have some user defined custom attributes. Currently TEKLA provides more than 10 pages in 2 windows forms of user defined attributes for precast concrete panel. Not all of those attributes are necessary for every-day modelling and it is time consuming for engineers to search for the correct place where information must be entered.

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Laser template projection in UPB precast concrete production

Engineering Production | Logistics | Assembly

We would like to share our views on the laser template projection systems integration in our productions workflow, particularly in precast concrete elements production. The BPM diagram (Figure 1) describes the precast concrete element’s lifecycle from the drawing in 3D modeling software till the production in a factory. Our goal is a fully integrated system, where all information is shared among all stakeholders in this lifecycle. ALTO 4.0 ERP acts as the enterprise service bus for all information exchange and is designed to have interoperability properties.

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