The new 3D truck loading solution that helps to efficiently plan loading and transportation of steel material. Reducing material handling costs and safety concerns, resulting in balanced loads and accurate loading instructions.
Efficiency Through Change: Wyoming Fabricator Optimizes Material Handling with SDS2
Like many structural steel fabricators, Pepper Tank and Contracting Company in Casper, Wyoming, is constantly working to improve their efficiency so they can take on more projects, but their progress was hampered by bottlenecks in the loading area and challenges in training new talent—until they discovered SDS2 Load Planning.
A fabricator’s #1 cost is material handling. With SDS2 Load Planning you can cut material handling in half.
SDS2 Load Planning works with IFC fabrication models to assemble loaded trailers in a 3D virtual environment. Simply upload your IFC file and create a plan to start loading trucks in less time.
Minimize Material Handling
Produces a clear set of instructions every time, making it possible to handle each material once and place it correctly on the trailer the first time. Load the trailer based on the construction phase to simplify the unloading and erection process.
Provide Clear Load Maps
3D virtual loading environment provides an opportunity to review loads as a team to plan efficient fabrication and potentially cut down on the number of loads to be shipped.
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Allows the user to build virtually in a safe environment in a natural way
Configure trailers to allow pyramiding, overhangs and more
Irregular Shape Loading
Handle any irregular shape, from steel to wood trusses—if it can be modeled, it can be loaded
Center of Gravity
Can visually see whether the load on the trailer is balanced in all directions
Complete feedback on how an updated model will affect your loaded trailers
Use IFC exports from the top brands such as Cadworks, SDS2, Tekla, etc
The snapping feature was a great tool to add. It will be very easy to move the material without clashing to another one.
Load Planning is now fully incorporated in Crystal Steel. Besides being used in the shop for faster truck loading, we are also using it for Estimodeling and Production planning purposes. The improvements made are all useful. Thank you for finding ways to make truck loading easier.
SDS2 Load Planning has been very helpful in planning and sequencing loads. The biggest help has been the bundling of angles iron parts. I am hoping to get our forklift operator trained on it so he can start building the loads virtually.
We use SDS2 Load Planning 90+% on every project. The 10% exception is for some smaller projects without IFC models. We have several projects that have upwards of 50+ loads all planned with load maps etc. We just load as they are done and shoot our barcodes.
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