In the oil and gas industry, the return on investment for an oil and gas asset depends on Successful engineering, procuring, fabricating and constructing the asset on schedule and within budget. This involves the handover of information from engineering to construction. X4D is a software tool designed to assist engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) Companies and oil and gas plant operators to monitor their project execution baseline plan with actual field progress data using 3D visualization and collaborative in a database driven Environment.
X4D can pull in design data from engineering database systems, scheduling information, progress or status data from the field and stores the data in an SQL database. This information can then be used by product teams to visualize plan vs. actual project build status on a 3D model and share comments in a collaborative environment to improve the project execution schedule.
X4D is made up of three modules:
- X4D Administration module
Setup Gateway Configuration to extract Data from Project Issued Documentation as well as Engineering System Databases like Dabacon, SQL, Oracle, Excel Data Sources viz:
- PDMS Design
- Aveva P&ID Reports
- Aveva Instrumentation
- Aveva Electrical
- Project Line List
- Piping Speciality List
- Piping Support List
- Project Instrument List
- Electrical Load List
- Project Schedule Spreadsheet
- Progress Data Spreadsheet
Imported Data is consolidated by the system into Project Tags and Classifications. These Project Tags and Classifications form the basis of Integrated Engineering Design across the disciplines and the documents.
- X4D Review Module
Addins to link X4D data with various 3D Model Review Software
- Aveva Review 12.1 onwards
- AutoDesk Navisworks 2010 onwards (* under developement)
- Siemens Comos Walkinside 6 onwards (* under developement)
Allows Collabrative 3D Model Design Reviews and Comments Markup across muliple locations, Navigation of model as per Project Issued Tags, Classifications, Progress Status, Constructions Status, Project Schedule, Commissioning System etc.
Within 3D Review Model, any selected item can be navigated with all its properties from Line List, Equipment List, Instrument List, Vendor Data, Progress Data, Commissioning Data, Drawings & Documents.
- X4D Reports Module
Navigation of X4D database and create Project Reports.
Project Reports are created as Database Query and not as Static Reports. So, data changes will update Reports automatically.