An RUB 15.5 million project involved installing new equipment and integrating new workflows at a Russian manufacturing plant built in 1966. However, most of the pipeline drawings were difficult to find or unavailable, making it impossible to generate an actual 3D model of the entire facility. To avoid costly problems and rework, they needed an integrated technology solution to simulate the factory’s future workflow.
They used a scanner to capture a 3D point cloud of the assembly shop and imported the point cloud into MicroStation to generate 3D models of the newly integrated equipment within the existing facility. The models helped identify potential clashes prior to installation, avoiding RUB 2 million in costs. Working in a digital environment eliminated the need to search, convert, or restore factory plans and layouts, estimated to save RUB 5 million annually. Overall, MicroStation enabled seamless installation and integration, estimated to save the plant at least RUB 7 million per year.
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Renault Russia and AvtoVAZ plants Tolyatti, Samara, Russia