Insight The Detailer

Want to improve productivity and stand out in a crowded market? Integrated 2D & 3D detailing could provide you with the solution you are looking for. 

With the buoyancy of the construction industry, rebar detailers are facing a number of headwinds.

It’s hard for detailing businesses to attract and retain the right people. In a world awash with increasingly advanced technology, 2D detailing is not necessarily the most appealing job on the planet, and yet it still represents the majority of the demand. The pressure is on to produce detailed drawings and bar-bending lists more efficiently.

Here’s four reasons why your business should be using an integrated 2D and 3D rebar detailing platform to solve both these issues.

1. Good employees are hard to find and hard to keep

Employees, particularly the younger and tech-savvy ones, want to be challenged. ‘Old school’ 2D may be what most of your customers are asking for, but it’s 3D that will attract more candidates to your business. And whilst the demand for 3D detailing is increasing, particularly for more complex work where the cost of clashes can significantly impact delivery, it’s still the exception rather than the rule.

So how do you balance the need to produce 2D with the employee desire to work in more modern approaches?

Traditionally, 2D and 3D modelling required separate toolsets, licences and training of staff. ADDA’s integrated 2D and 3D platform provides users with a seamless transition between the two, allowing you to model in 3D or 2D, and output in 2D.

This means detailers can work in their preferred environment, and the opportunity to use 3D becomes an differentiator for your business to attract younger detailers. It also works as retention tool allowing existing employees to develop new skills.

2. Customers want quality modeling, first time

The industry has shifted over the past few years.

3D has become essential, particularly on complex builds where increased accuracy provided by rebar modeling tools is proven to optimize fixing times and safety and reduce waste, resulting in increased profits throughout the construction value chain.

A 3D offering is a strong selling point over competitors that are slow to make the shift.

3. Improved productivity for your business

With builds getting more complex, and project contractors becoming more demanding, a 3D detailing capability allows you to address a broader range of projects, but productivity remains critical.

While 2D has traditionally been seen as the faster option for detailing, this isn’t necessarily the case. People ‘think’ in 3D, and 3D modeling tools like ADDA’s Construct offer a multitude of productivity features designed to make 3D easy and fast. And compared to alternative platforms, ADDA’s optimized architecture offers smaller file sizes and significantly faster model loading, meaning your details can get through their tasks more efficiently, regardless of their choice of 2D or 3D (or both).

4. Simplify your IT infrastructure

By integrating 2D to 5D, platforms like ADDA Construct can reduce the number of software programs you need to use.

ADDA works seamlessly with industry tools like AutoCAD and BrisCAD, and it integrates seamlessly with fabrication systems – with aSa there’s even direct take-off between the two platforms – meaning your end-to-end delivery requires fewer manual interfaces and efficiency is increased throughout your workflow. You also have the option to have a server-based deployment, reducing infrastructure costs.

Fewer platforms doing more, and working together, leads to lower maintenance costs and more simplified enterprise-grade software set-up.

Want to find out how ADDA’s Construct can help increase your productivity, with faster working times, higher quality outputs, and help you attract great talent? Contact us…

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