AVEVA World Magazine 2011|Issue 209Integrated Engineering and Design -In Sound and ImageAVEVA has produced a new video to explain its Integrated Engineering and Design approach. The video shows how the approach is broken down into three product categories, Engineer, Design, and Manage:z Engineer: These products create schematics, diagrams, datasheets, engineering lists and indexesz Design: These products create 3D models for detailed design and produce all associated deliverables z Manage: These products enable global work share, clash management and design reviewThe video acknowledges AVEVA's historical core specialism of 3D design technology, as embodied in solutions like PDMS.But it also shows how Integrated Engineering and Design delivers significant benefit to the many other activities that are involved in the design and construction of process plants.To see the video, visit: aveva.com/videosMulti-Discipline EngineeringA significant resource in the engineer's armoury will be the new AVEVA Engineering product, which enables engineers across multi-discipline teams to concurrently create and maintain the definition of tagged engineering objects and their attributes, and to work via line and equipment lists, etc.AVEVA Engineering is unique in the market for a number of reasons, and benefits engineers in many ways, just a few of which are explored below:z It meets the specific needs of multi-discipline engineers, because it is a purpose-designed, out-of-the-box authoring tool. The market has historically relied on disconnected spreadsheets and/or bespoke software developments to try and meet this need. z It enables projects to be completed in as short a time as possible - concurrent and parallel working enables rapid design, even across global locations. On-demand, user-controlled consistency, and compare/update checking, help to shrink project schedules further, while ensuring that a fully consistent design is achieved. z It enables schedule and cost savings, and quality improvements, because of inbuilt integration, which, unlike many competitor systems, is not dependent on manual transfer of data between applications (e.g. schematics and engineering). Partners with different implementations can work effectively together, even across geographical boundaries, without trying to manage information in disconnected spreadsheets or having to implement expensive bespoke solutions at remote locations.z It works with what customers have already got, including standard office applications like Excel, enabling rapid deployment into even the most diverse IT environment.z It makes set-up easier and quicker because it shares administration, configuration, data management and customisation functions with AVEVA PDMS.NEW!
Process/Systems EngineeringAVEVA Diagrams and AVEVA P&ID are intelligent diagramming systems for P&IDs and similar deliverables. AVEVA Diagrams provides power and convenience through online working to the AVEVA model database. AVEVA P&ID enables users to work through an AutoCAD user interface to create data which can then be loaded into the AVEVA model database. In both cases the output is not only the creation of the diagrams themselves, but an intelligent, fully connected schematic model, which can be exploited downstream. These are some of the many benefits that engineers experience as a result:z Ease of use - Both AVEVA Diagrams and AVEVA P&ID are proven to be quick and easy to learn and deploy, reducing design man-hours and project lead-times. z Simplified design liaison - Diagram information is readily available to 3D designers, reducing the man-hours spent in liaison for detailed design and later design modifications.z Project wide reporting - Comprehensive, user-friendly reports can be automatically generated across the complete project.z Improved quality and reduced rework - The complete set of diagrams can be checked for completeness and consistency across the entire project.Instrumentation EngineeringAVEVA Instrumentation generated enormous interest when it was released to the market in 2009, becoming one of the fastest selling products in our history. Perhaps this is no surprise, since research that we carried out among a group of international instrumentation and control engineers indicated that the solution was capable of delivering savings of over 30% on typical instrumentation project costs. AVEVA Instrumentation is a solution for creating and maintaining instrumentation and control engineering data as a project is developed, and synchronising it with the engineering data that is common to other disciplines. Instrumentation also provides a wide range of flexible automated outputs and reports.Since its launch, Instrumentation has undergone a number of improvements, driven by input collected from our User Reference Groups. These include the introduction of automated fieldbus segment diagrams and flexible tagging rule enhancements. Other new benefits in development include E&I Extracts - a feature that enables elements and objects in the design to be split up and divided between different groups of engineers, and then seamlessly integrated back into the overall project. This is particularly useful for scenario planning and for subcontracting the allocation of work.A new Business Value Calculator for instrumentation is now available. This is a desktop application that enables users to calculate the savings that they can achieve by using AVEVA Instrumentation, versus existing practices. You can request a copy of the BVC from the AVEVA website.10AVEVA World Magazine 2011|Issue 2AVEVA Electrical: datasheet templates are created through a simple Excel application, which maps fields directly into the database. This enables templates to be easily copied and change-managed between projects.