About 200,000 components, first project 100% SW after 6 years of initial purchase, we design and built 95% of what is in this facility (Photoview render attached):
That is awesome.... Pretty cool to see your hard work in real life isn't it?
Thanks Anna, this project itself took about 8 months, Including: Sales, Engineering, Manufacturing and Installation.
Wow, I am impressed! How big is the fileset?
May I ask a zillion questions?
What was your modeling strategy? Lots of weldments, top-down,...?
What were the main chalenges?
How big was the design team? How did you collaborate in creating this?
More questions to follow...
-All our Main Equipment and Conveyors, after they are released are simplified and saved as parts files, then we put them into the Top Level (some machines are over 5,000 components).
-The Structure Sub-Assemblies have Display States with small components (fasteners, etc... hidden).
-Some Standard Sub-Assemblies are SpeedPaked
-Approach was Bottom-Up.
-Challenges: Performance, Team Management (breaking down work), Time frame, Reference Structure (Redundancy).
-Team": On and Off between 1-10.
I model mining conveyor plants where I face big problems. Please check my post
What PC specs do you use? Specially graphics card.
We ended-up building custom workstations, but we have a couple of BOXX Workstations that perform as well. I would suggest concentrating your effort on the CPU and not the Graphics, you will definitely need something that is stable while overclocked.
This is our custom build:
Wow! I bet they'd love to have that on the floor at SWW 2014!
It would take a couple of months to setup, but it be nice haha.
Designed in SolidWorks!!
Wow that's awesome pal....great work! I Worked with 70,000 components on a process plant...but you rocks....excelent!
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