Newsletter: Plant 3D Modeling Better Quality and Efficiency in Construction Drawings

site plan view of a site

Michigan communities are now reaping the benefits of new construction project drawings in three-dimensions.

The added dimension, using AutoCAD Plant 3D, adds three-dimensional (3D) models, including piping, equipment, and support structures.

The City of Mackinac Island is using 3D modeling on designs for a major wastewater treatment facility (WWTF) improvement project.

“In 3D, it is much easier to see things like the clearance of an overhead pipe, the clearances around equipment for maintenance access, and you get a feel for the functional space of a room,” said Allen Burt, City of Mackinac Island’s Department of Public Works director. “This heads off issues that may not be seen clearly by staff until construction is well underway.”

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