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Automating Engineering with FME

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This presentation will explore several instances where FME has been used to automate complex engineering processes and has either saved time, or improved the end product.

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Automating Engineering with FME

  1. 1. AUTOMATING ENGINEERING WITH FME ROLAND MARTIN, ARUP
  2. 2. COMING UP… ● Who are we? ● What sort of thing do we do? ● How do we use FME?
  3. 3. ENGINEERING IS ALL ABOUT DATA
  4. 4. Who am I?
  5. 5. We are a global, integrated, multidisciplinary firm of professionals working together to tackle complex planning, infrastructure and building design challenges. 13,000 engineers, designers, planners, management consultants, economists, spatial experts, programmers, statisticians… 85 offices in 35 countries. Full service from concept through completion. Dedicated to delivering value through expertise, global resources and local delivery.
  6. 6. THE THINGS WE DO
  7. 7. Digital Insight ● Data Architecture, data strategy, database design, data engineering, data management, interoperability ● Data Collection, data sourcing, mobile data, digitization, 360° photography, laser scanning ● Data Visualization, 2D and 3D data visualization, virtual reality, augmented reality ● Web & Digital Tools, UX/UI design, desktop and application development, dashboards, frontend and backend web development ● Data Analytics, “big” data analytics, spatial analysis, network analysis, statistical analysis, machine learning, artificial intelligence, computer vision, image analysis ● Automation, workflow mapping, tool development, technical support for projects
  8. 8. In practical terms… Client / Project Data Architecture Data Collection Data Visualization Web & Digital Tools Data Analytics Automation Highways ● ● ● ● ● Transit ● ● ● ● ● ● Aviation ● ● ● Cities ● ● ● ● Technology ● ● ●
  9. 9. FME AT WORK
  10. 10. Central Plant Load Tool Thermal piping Central plant Plant Peak Heating Load Peak Cooling Load Plant Area # MW MW m2 1 37 52 2,030 2 107 188 6,252 [CELLRANGE] [CELLRANGE] [CELLRANGE] [CELLRANGE] [CELLRANGE] [CELLRANGE] 0 5 10 15 20 25 Density Maps Plant Sizing Pipe Routing Time(hours) Task Manual Automated Step Manual Automated Load Calculation ● ● Installed Capacity Reduction ● ● Pipe Sizing ● ● Optimized Pipe Routing ● ● Transfers Between Software ● ●
  11. 11. Central Plant Loat Tool
  12. 12. Team Insight Businesses Projects Offices
  13. 13. Team Insight
  14. 14. Augmented Reality .obj .fmear https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/fme-ar/id1298762717 .fmear Google Drive iCloud 1 2 3 4 5
  15. 15. THE MORAL Remember that guy who worked in engineering who appeared on safe.com, saying you could remove every piece of software from his desktop except for FME? Turns out he meant it…
  16. 16. THANK YOU! Roland Martin roland.martin@arup.com

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