For over 45 years, AVEVA has been a world leader in engineering, 3D design and information management software solutions for the process plant, power, marine and construction industries.

Following a strategic technology acquisition in 2012, AVEVA has extended its range of design solutions with AVEVA Bocad, a best-in-class, 3D structural detailing and fabrication solution. Meeting the needs of all sizes of steel fabricators, from the smallest specialist yards right up to large engineering contractors, AVEVA Bocad offers an ideal platform for efficiently designing, detailing and fabricating the most complex multi-material structures.

It has a proven track record on projects of all sizes, such as complex mining conveyors, transmission towers, petrochemical plants, offshore platforms and prestigious landmark structures such as stadiums, bridges and skyscrapers.

Supporting a fully open, collaborative, workflow, AVEVA Bocad enables the efficient design and detailing of the most sophisticated structural steel projects. Its powerful general design functions are complemented by extensions and dedicated applications for specialised industries such as offshore energy and electrical transmission and distribution. Design is accurately translated into steel by the automated generation of NC production data and fully detailed, shop-ready drawings and deliverables that are continuously linked to the 3D project model and which require very little, or no, additional work. Sophisticated built-in plate and bar nesting functions not only minimise cutting time and material wastage but, combined with MTO/BOM reporting, enable more accurate steel estimation and procurement.

A specialised application, AVEVA Bocad NC, is a stand-alone product for use in production facilities in combination with CNC machinery, and is an essential part in fine tuning of CNC data prior to production. Fabricators can gain even more flexibility, management and control of their digital deliverables to ensure that production starts with all necessary modifications (such as extra drillings and cuts) incorporated. This ensures efficient, error-free fabrication by optimised processes & machinery that will increase production.

AVEVA Bocad integrates with all major fabrication management, design and analysis systems. Integration with plant, marine and architectural design layout systems enables bidirectional design exchange, in turn enabling effective collaboration between the structural steel, plant layout, vessel outfitting and architectural design disciplines. Structural steel detailing is thus brought within the scope of project-wide clash detection and change management, enabling the development of highly efficient Building Information Modelling and Lean Construction methodologies.

AVEVA Bocad is the most comprehensive, versatile and productive solution of its type, and the only one to support efficient collaboration on all types of projects.