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Top-down design speeds up installation for waste handling plant

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Developed 3D Models and 2D Drawings for Walkway an hoppers

Project Overview

Client Profile
Designer, manufacturer and installer of products for recycling plants
Engineering recycling solutions
STEP files of solid models for walkways and plant assembly for hoppers
Output 3D model and 2D drawings for walkway and hoppers
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Business Needs

  • Extended team of CAD drafter to meet project timelines
  • Skilled resources having expertise in sheet metal designing using Creo
  • Understanding of collision checks for conveyors, slope parameters for waste flow, and space constraints


  • Error-prone and time-consuming design tasks for hoppers as all hoppers are bolted to conveyors and minor changes in location of conveyor in centimeters lead to redesigning of models
  • Management of large assembly input files which sometimes took about 30-45 minutes just to open

Our Solutions & Approach

Avoided reworks in manufacturing and saved design time with top-down design approach abiding all guidelines.

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With extensive knowledge of Creo and domain expertise in sheet metal designing, project engineers at Hitech CADD Services learned the design requirements for both walkways and hoppers. Scope of work, plan of action, and milestones were defined to stay on track with delivery timelines, costs and quality standards.

Walkways Step Model
Walkways Input Step Model
Walkways Model
Walkways Output 3D Model
Handrail Drawing
Handrail Output Drawing
Gaurdrail 3D Model
Gaurdrail 3D Model
  • A team of four engineers studies the input STEP files for plant and assembly models
  • Top-down design approach was adopted to accommodate modifications at later stage as per conveyer location changes
  • RFIs were raised by the project team for quick resolution of queries through calls
  • 3D Parametric models for walkways, hoppers, handrail, and guardrail along with 2D manufacturing and installation drawings were developed
  • A quality check by senior engineer was performed to verify that the:
    • Thickness of impacting sheet should be between 3 mm and 5 mm
    • Hopper should have a minimum clearance of 50mm
    • Clashes between hopper and walkway were optimum
    • All details in title block, drawing number etc. were as per the norms

The project head and coordinator ensure delivery of high-quality models and drawings on time through zip files over emails

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