Design Systems, Inc.

Digital Design Engineering

It is critical to start with a good set of As-Built drawings. As-Builts will tell you exactly what the current dimensions and physical layout of the environment are. This will ensure your design and construction drawings are based on accurate existing data.

Digital Design & Engineering

 

Starting a design and engineering project in 2D or 3D has always involved traveling out to a job site to capture and identify the “as-built condition.” Whether you’re capturing measurements for manufacturing, buildings, paint shops, deep underground treatment plants, or a simple home renovation, the process has always been the same: Manual processes and 2D drawings would be marked-up in the field and taken back to the office to be translated into AutoCAD files at a later date. This process is slow and leaves much room for error. The larger the area being reworked, the larger the task is to capture the “as is data”.

At Design Systems, Inc., we have a group of engineers working with laser scanning technology to capture as-built data for our internal engineering groups as well as our customers. The speed, accuracy and amount of data captured is unmatched by any other technology.

Laser scanning allows scans taken in the field to be captured and sent back to the engineering office in real time, which ensures engineers using the data have the information they need before the field engineers leave the site. This technology has allowed us to expand our footprint from regional to global while controlling costs and maintaining tight engineering schedules. As engineers and designers look to further improve processes, laser scanning will become as common as tape measures are today.

The economic benefits of applying 3D laser scanning technologies to your projects are numerous: Cost reduction, schedule compression, improved safety, maintenance and operations, and asset creation are just a few. Laser scanning is quickly changing the way engineers and designers capture “as is data” for improved overall project timelines and quality.

Capture As Is Data In Any Environment

Capture As Is Data In Any Environment

Capturing high-resolution three-dimensional data of complex environments across any environment with 3D laser scanners is the next generation of imaging and measurement technology.
CAD Software and Scanning

CAD Software and Scanning

Design software companies have been making great strides in the transition from the scan “point cloud” environment to the CAD environment and Design Systems has the expert AND the technology.
Facility Layouts

Facility Layouts

Scan data is linked directly into your 2D or 3D AutoCAD environment for the development of new or existing plant layouts, streamlining the data collection process while ensuring accuracy.
Product and Asset Creation

Product and Asset Creation

Parametric design software allows us to create custom blocks with intelligence for use in CAD environments and family of parts, streamlining our process on both the design side and training side.
Reverse Engineering Factory Layouts

Reverse Engineering Factory Layouts

3D Scanning is increasingly being used by engineers to speed up decision making when planning factory layouts, resulting in a highly accurate representation.
Architecture

Architecture

Scans are increasingly common in the architecture community in both the estimating and design and engineering areas. Design Systems, Inc. has the expertise in both!
Clash Detection

Clash Detection

With point clouds as your field checking method, you have both accurate as built drawings and also the ability to find interferences between CAD models and point clouds.
2D or 3D Cross Section Creation

2D or 3D Cross Section Creation

Using the 3D point cloud data and AutoCAD software, we are able to cut a cross section anywhere in the point cloud, making taking dimensions and 2D drawings a snap.
Schedule Compression

Schedule Compression

The overall project will speed up because there will be one “data set” that all employees are working from, one data set that includes accurate “as is” conditions.
Deliverables

Deliverables

Design Systems, Inc. has a wide varity of software that our engineers use every day to deliver our customers the exact file format they need.
 

Headquarters: 38799 West 12 Mile Road, Suite 200, Farmington Hills, MI 48331 | 1-800-660-4DSI (4374)
Canada: 519-944-8807 | Mexico: (011.52) 844-254-4029


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Design Systems, Inc.
38799 West 12 Mile Road
Farmington Hills, MI 48331
800-660-4374 • 248-489-4300
Fax: 248-489-4321
Design Systems Canada LTD.
3585 Rhodes Drive Unit A
Windsor Ontario, Canada N8W5B3
800-660-4374 • 519-944-8807
Fax: 519-944-8853

Design Systems, Inc. Mexico
Boulevard Rufino Tamayo #304-A9
Oficina 17 Planta Baja, Col. Alpes Norte
Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico CP 25270
O: (011.52) 844-180-2621
C: (011.52) 844-254-4029