Victaulic Co.: Pipe Loading Configuration Software
The patent-pending Virtual Truck Loading Software extends building information modeling (BIM) coordination to the trucking process to maximize the efficiency of job site delivery. The software nests spools of piping onto trucks, extending BIM coordination to the transportation phase of construction, and allowing the user to gain efficiencies in the fabrication shop, including the elimination of double-handling of prefabricated parts. By virtually laying out trucks in advance, fabrication work can be sequenced accordingly and material handling reduced. The software is interoperable with Autodesk® Fabrication CADmep 2013, and allows the user to import fabrication spools to virtually lay out trucks while tracking the center of gravity of the load. The application also provides cribbing details in advance so fabricators can build and place cribbing prior to the pipe spools being placed.