As part of an initiative to enhance the Florianópolis power grid, developing an addition to the Desterro Substation doubled as a conceptual project for L2 Engineering. In the process of designing and delivering the substation, contractor Julio Frois Engenharia wanted to study the necessary resources when developing a new production process, and then adapt the design for asset management. To meet the project’s ambitious goals, they sought to create a 3D model.
Julio Frois determined that they could combine the work of different design disciplines into a unified digital twin that includes electrical equipment, connections, and concrete structures by using Bentley applications. Teams worked collaboratively on individual model elements and viewed the impact of potential options in real time, helping to catch errors and optimize the design. The ease of use helped reduce design time by 40%, and SYNCHRO helped them plan construction stages. The model is now used for continued asset management.