Optimized Planning: Analyze and verify your construction sequence before breaking ground

By Prashanth

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The Optimized Planning Industry Process Experience is for construction planners, project managers, and safety engineers to collaborate on a digital model that is true to the reality of the construction process.

It allows teams to simulate and validate critical project activities—even worker tasks—before arriving onsite.

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The main ingredients for creating a fully optimized plan are the project design, construction sequences, and critical resources:

3D Model. The physical asset is represented in it’s completed form by a BIM or VDC (Virtual Design Construction) model.

Processes. Construction timeline and sequences are outlined in a Gantt chart or other timeline tool to illustrate the progression of the project.

Resources. The space, labor, and equipment utilized during a project are critical to simulating the construction process, but are often overlooked in the planning phase. Activities on the construction site often have even more impact on the bottom line than the design of the project itself. An analysis of the building environment throughout the build is necessary for planners to determine how the project will be built.

Optimized Planning considers the design, timeline, and critical resources like cranes and crews to produce an exceedingly detailed construction plan and dramatically reduce the risks and costs associated with the most critical components of complex projects.

Utilizing the Optimized Planning process helps users to:

  • Minimize costs by accurately predicting workforce requirements and onsite time needed for using costly material handling equipment, especially in congested areas
  • Dramatically reduce rework and delays through rapid recalculations using real-time data in the event of unforeseen activities
  • Improve worker health and safety by identifying risks early in the design and planning process
  • Optimize efficiency of the construction project by evaluating the best resource allocation, logistics, construction sequence, and other factors
  • Simplify communication by planning, visualizing, and working from data contained within one aggregated model

Defining and validating a precise plan prior to the execution of the actual construction job is made possible with a simulation system that can handle the model, schedule, and critical resource data.

Planners may then run realistic scenarios to validate sequences, optimize the construction schedule, and avoid project risks.

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See the Shanghai Foundation Engineering Group customer story to learn how they leveraged the Optimized Planning Industry Process Experience.

Review this Slideshare to learn more about Optimized Planning:

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Related Resources

Shanghai Foundation Engineering Group customer story [VIDEO]

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Why Products Are No Longer Enough: Consumers Today Buy Experiences

By Therese

Take a minute and think about the products you manufacture. Whether it’s in the area of High Tech, Consumer Goods, Transportation & Mobility, or any other industry, at the end of the day, it’s what motivates consumers to purchase that matters the most. And what motivates them more than the actual experience?

The consumers of today buy experiences—products are no longer enough. At the 3DEXPERIENCE FORUM North America, you can learn how to go beyond delivering great products and move to creating memorable experiences for your customers. Virtual Reality presents a significant impact on your customers and use of DELMIA solutions can take them there. Find out how we can help you manage and deliver the right product experience to your customers around the world.

Manufacturers like you can provide memorable experiences for customers using DELMIA solutions. We’ll help you navigate the future by enabling innovation and collaboration across the business ecosystem. DELMIA provides businesses like yours with 3DEXPERIENCE universes to improve the real world of Global Industrial Operations. Our DELMIA experts will be on hand to show your how you can meet your customers’ expectations for a unique, highly-personal experience tailored to their needs.


Join Us for the 3DS Brand Leader’s Breakfast with Patrick Michel

Hear more about the latest advancements in manufacturing at the 3DEXPERIENCE Forum North America from DELMIA’s VP of User Experience and Marketing, Patrick Michel. Patrick will reveal how to go beyond delivering great products and move toward creating memorable experiences for your customers. Meet with him on Wednesday November 12 at 7 A.M. to hear how. When registering here, be sure to check the “3DS Brand Leader’s Breakfast” option.

After the forum, continue the technical conversation on Manufacturing. Go where all the experts are. Join the conversation at a DELMIA Community now!

How Our Demo at IMTS Will Shape How You View Machining


Hi, I’m NC Kishore, Senior Technical Specialist at DELMIA. This blog is the first of many Manufacturing posts that you’ll see from me on the topic of Machining.

Let me ask you this. When you think of machining, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Is it images of your high school shop teacher’s class or simply the stark environment where machine tools are cutting, shaping and drilling metals, plastics and more? Today’s modern machine shop can be, and is, so much more. We would like to show you why that is at the Dassault Systèmes booth at the upcoming International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS).

IMTS Machining

The 4th Industrial Revolution Has Started. See It At IMTS, Booth E-3125.

At the booth, you can expect to see a Single Source for Speed—an Industry Solution Experience for industrial equipment companies that need to manage their entire product development process – from idea to design, production and servicing – across all geographic locations. Our DELMIA representatives will be there to support this experience with our own DELMIA Machining demonstration.

We will be featuring the 3DEXPERIENCE for Machining. During our demo, find out why DELMIA Industrial Equipment Machining enables manufacturers to program, simulate and optimize machining processes through tight integration of tool path programming with machine tool simulation. Come see how NC programmers, for example, can identify and resolve errors in tool paths earlier and reduce programming lead times. With capabilities to capture and reuse best practice knowledge, NC programmers can program smarter and faster while maintaining the quality of the programs and precision on parts machined.

Does this sound like something you would like to see? Let me know in the comments below.

Just be sure to join us at IMTS 2014 September 8 – 13 at the McCormick Place in Chicago and stop by the Dassault Systèmes  Booth, #E-3125 for more information on DELMIA IE Machining.

If you would like to continue the technical conversation on machining, go where all the experts are. Join the conversation at the DELMIA Machining Community!

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