Factory design today with the tools of tomorrow


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Factory design today with the tools of tomorrow

Factory design, in conjunction with new technologies, offers enormous growth potential

Cambridge, UK and Pittsford, NY – 23 March 2022: The future of factory design brings with it great challenges, especially considering the digital transformation and progress associated with it. Increasing market dynamics, rapidly evolving digital technology, and ever-growing customer requirements, are just some of the challenges facing forward-looking companies. 

There are various software tools available on the market for factory design which enable high quality, accurate results to be achieved. Most of these are 3D systems that support the design process right from the start for projects such as new factory developments and the alteration of existing factories.

The right tools for digital factory design

Modern CAD systems such as M4 PLANT enable the digital representation of entire factories and plants in 3D. With this system, mutli-disciplinary 3D factory designs can be produced using existing factory drawings together with equipment models from suppliers. The plant design system helps to determine project costs even in the early stages of factory design so that adjustments can be quickly made where required. Detailed parts lists for the entire design can be automatically generated and output for use with other systems to greatly simplify and streamline the entire factory design process.

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Realistic design visualisation with Virtual Reality

Virtual reality offers the possibility to realistically present and visualise factory designs. With VR, a computer-generated interactive environment can be virtually explored in real time. Software, such as i4 MEETING or i4 VIRTUAL REVIEW, offer this capability. In virtual reality, designers and engineers can freely walk-through CAD models in real time and view them full size from the first-person perspective. Similarly, customers and other project stakeholders gain a detailed insight into the factory plans during project presentations and reviews. VR is also an excellent way to showcase products at trade fairs and other events. Even the most complicated production processes and workflows can be explained clearly and in detail. It really doesn’t matter how big the machine or plant is.

As transformation strategies become more relevant, there is an increasing shift in focus from traditional to digital design. Due to new technologies and the resulting changes in customer expectations, companies need to rethink their design processes and consider new tools for the future.

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About CAD Schroer

CAD Schroer is a global software development company and provider of digitalisation and engineering software solutions, helping to raise the productivity and competitiveness of customers working in manufacturing and process engineering, including the automotive sector and its supply chain, the energy sector and public utilities. CAD Schroer has offices and subsidiaries throughout Europe and in the United States.


CAD Schroer’s product portfolio includes 2D/3D CAD, plant design, factory layout and data management solutions. Customers in 39 countries rely on M4 DRAFTING, M4 PLANT, M4 ISO and M4 P&ID FX to provide an efficient, flexible and integrated design environment for all phases of product or plant design – cutting costs while raising quality.


CAD Schroer's product portfolio also includes solutions such as i4 AUGMENTED REVIEW, i4 AUGMENTED CATALOG and i4 VIRTUAL REVIEW, which enable CAD data to be used directly in augmented (AR) and virtual (VR) reality. In addition, CAD Schroer works closely with its customers to create custom AR/VR or IoT (Internet of Things) solutions. CAD Schroer emphasizes close customer partnerships and supports its clients’ objectives through extensive consultancy, training, development, software support and maintenance services. 

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