Taikisha Engineering India is an Indo-Japanese engineering company that manufactures and exports automobile paint shops, automotive painting plants, automated spray systems, relay panels, power control centers, and diesel generator synchronization panels. On this INR 15 billion project for an automobile manufacturer, the firm provided a turnkey system within a compressed schedule, and met the design goal of reducing steel weight and cost.
Using Bentley’s advanced structural analysis package, STAAD.Pro, Taikisha Engineering India was able to quickly perform multiple analyses and optimize the design. The 3D modeling and detailing was accomplished in ProSteel, which avoided manual drafting and preparation of bill of quantities. As a result, design, drafting, and detailing were achieved in less time.
Designing in a 3D environment for the first time, Taikisha Engineering India reduced the drafting team from five to two draftsmen, decreased engineering man-hours by 50%, and saved over INR 5.6 million in material costs. By automating processes and eliminating duplication of work, the firm completed the project in just two months instead of the usual six months — time savings that dramatically improved the profit margin.
Taikisha Engineering India used STAAD.Pro, ProSteel, and MicroStation to optimize design data. Bentley software enabled the project team to solve the problem of how to calculate the painting area. With a single click, it was possible to calculate any individual structure or group of structures within the project.