Create 3D detailed models and drawings

We transform simple information into visual and useable information that reduces human error and minimizes communication breakdowns typically found in a traditional 2D environment. Our comprehensive process allows for real-time interactive analysis that creates opportunity to clarify design intent and discover early clash detection along with providing information management, bridge scanning and 4D planning.

To do this, we take design information such as formulas, spreadsheets, analysis program outputs, and design sketches from engineers and transform it into 3D detailed models and drawings that enable you to see three-dimensional coordinates of points on a bridge, plus the roadway approaches to it.

The primary geometry of the models is created numerically from fundamental definitions of work lines, cambers, and cross sections. This is in contrast to graphically created models which, due to software limitations or lack of operator experience, may or may not maintain the desired relationship between the modeled shape and the fundamental geometry definitions.

Our numerical approach produces accurate models that match the design intent by using input information from the designers in its purest form.Our deep expertise and vast experience in 3D bridge modeling can help reduce both cost and schedule for your project.
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Review and audit models in real-time

With our in-house tools you can audit and review your project’s lifecycle in real-time with reports, exported coordination files (i.e. IFC files), screenshots, and models. The real-time model review helps to validate the 3D model status and design intent throughout the different stages of your project. Our team will be able to identify missing items from the model, such as materials, primary and secondary members and components, helping to avoid costly reworks. Additionally, you’ll receive feedback about the geometry of the design, design inconsistencies, clashes, erectability and more.

This review and auditing process will provide assurance that the completed models will produce reliable and accurate output data files and reports, that meet industry standards.
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Change Management & Productivity

Our proprietary change management system helps streamline change and reduce response times throughout your project’s lifecycle. Through repeat model synchronization with other disciplines on the project, we can see what’s been deleted, changed or added throughout the project to improve collaboration with other project team members.

As-Built Modeling

With as-built modeling, we can create intelligent 3D models of entire or partially existing bridges to track and assess their structural condition. The results are exported out of the model database into reports that help us review and provide recommendations for overall performance and maintenance requirements. The model can then be revised and updated for any shop drawings issued for the fabrication of new repair items.

Archiving existing bridges within the BrIM process has high value potential, allowing transportation authorities and agencies to use these models for inspection and evaluation purposes, and be more efficient when managing bridge inventories and documenting damaged locations.

3D Modeling Consulting

Candraft is an industry leading provider of 3D bridge model consulting services. We offer a range of services that facilitate the following:

  • Pre-bid submission support
  • Preliminary/Advance material lists
  • Model mock-ups/concept models
  • Construction/Fabrication model sequencing reviews
  • Weekly online model reviews
  • Accessibility/Constructability reviews of complex components
Change Management & Productivity

Change Management & Productivity

Our proprietary change management system helps streamline change and reduce response times throughout your project’s lifecycle. Through repeat model synchronization with other disciplines on the project, we can see what’s been deleted, changed or added throughout the project to improve collaboration with other project team members.

As-Built Modeling

As-Built Modeling

With as-built modeling, we can create intelligent 3D models of entire or partially existing bridges to track and assess their structural condition. The results are exported out of the model database into reports that help us review and provide recommendations for overall performance and maintenance requirements. The model can then be revised and updated for any shop drawings issued for the fabrication of new repair items.

Archiving existing bridges within the BrIM process has high value potential, allowing transportation authorities and agencies to use these models for inspection and evaluation purposes, and be more efficient when managing bridge inventories and documenting damaged locations.

3D Modeling Consulting

3D Modeling Consulting

Candraft is an industry leading provider of 3D bridge model consulting services. We offer a range of services that facilitate the following:

  • Pre-bid submission support
  • Preliminary/Advance material lists
  • Model mock-ups/concept models
  • Construction/Fabrication model sequencing reviews
  • Weekly online model reviews
  • Accessibility/Constructability reviews of complex components