Design Systems, Inc. awarded project within heavy-truck manufacturing facility


Throughout the many model introductions, capacity increases, Lean manufacturing programs, and process rearrangements, the facility drawings were out of date and not consistent with any accepted CAD standard. Design Systems’ task initially was to completely update the facility drawings to an accurate as-built status reflecting the actual conditions on the shop floor. The field engineering team gathered on-site and began the arduous effort of field checking the site, including conveyors, process equipment, utilities such as water, gas and air mains, and electrical runs / drops. The team took the next step and identified all the material locations, both line side use and staging areas. This effort will provide an easy transition into potential new product planning and Program Management activities using accurate and up-to-date as-built AutoCAD drawings.