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Spectrum Solutions

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Spectrum Solutions provides CAD administration services to companies who need projects executed fast, clean and efficient. Our business is built on the foundation of knowing AutoCAD Plant 3D and CADWorx inside and out. Let us show you the difference it can make when you use it to its fullest potential!

Spectrum Solutions can be found at 1880 S Dairy Ashford Rd . The following is offered: CAD Systems & Services - In Houston there are 2 other CAD Systems & Services. An overview can be found here.

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  • Your Source for Quality Pipe Specifications

    The foundation of any piping project are the pipe specifications, and Spectrum Solutions can help no matter where you are in the design process. With our team of CAD and pipe engineering experts let us help find a solution that fits the needs of your projects. INDSUTRY-LEADING EXPERIENCE Spectrum has experience writing piping specs for CADWorx and AutoCAD Plant 3D from the begin of the creation of the software. We take pride in providing specs that produce great-looking isometrics while eliminating the need to “pencil whip” or manually edit drawings or component data. Our goal is to become your trusted shop for pipe specs. Whether you need your company’s specs loaded into plant design software or you have a project with no defined pipe specs, we are ready to help your team make your project a success. SPECS FOR YOUR CAD ENVIRONMENT Every plant design solution has its own quirks with how it handles pipe specs. We build over 100 pipe specs annually and have gained a deep understanding of the pitfalls within the CADWorx and Plant3D environments. We can avoid these issues while delivering your specs with fast turnaround that will not hold up project progress. Not all pipe specs are created equal, some components can be more difficult to manage in the software. Our experience includes, but is not limited to: - Victaulic Systems - Mixed Bolting for Butterfly and Knife Gate valves - Lined Pipe Systems - Tri-Clamp Systems - Mixed Metric Environment (Imperial NPS with metric dimensioning) - DN sizes - HDPE - Malleable Iron - Galvanized Check out our Pre-built Spec Library for a turnkey solution or contact us and we can help get your specs into your system. SPEC DEVELOPMENBT AND DELIVERABLES All specs created by Spectrum Solutions come complete with Catalog data and files necessary to be successful on your project. Spectrum provides the completed files in the most current version format for the design software chosen. In the event modifications need to be made for scope changes, all specs provided by Spectrum are 100% capable of modification by you. However, if you choose to, Spectrum can assist with any modifications needed for your project simply and efficiently. ENGINEERING PIPE SPECIFICATIONS Along with creating the electronic pipe specifications from a current paper specification, Spectrum can engineer piping specifications for your project. Spectrum Solutions’ engineering group has certified piping engineers on staff to help assist you with creating your piping specifications based on your project requirements. Spectrum can provide you with a certified engineered piping specification that meets all codes and standards for your needs. UPDATE AND REVIEW OF PIPING SPECIFICATIONS Many of our clients have specifications that need updating to current standards and codes. Spectrum works with our clients to review piping specifications to confirm proper standards, materials, and codes are up to date with the most current engineering requirements. Spectrum can also convert specifications to new document formats for a clean and concise deliverable. All specifications are reviewed by a certified piping engineer to ensure proper engineering requirements are met.

    Link: Your Source for Quality Pipe Specifications

  • Pre-Built Piping Specifications

    PRE-BUILT PIPE SPECIFICATIONS READY TO GO Spectrum Solutions has created hundreds of piping specifications over the years for CADWorx and AutoCAD Plant 3D. During this time, many projects have used similar specifications, so Spectrum has decided to accumulate several standard piping specifications that are all inclusive and follow industry standards such as PIP. REVIEWED AND ENGINEERING APPROVED All of the Pre-Built specifications we have created have been reviewed and approved by our Engineering department to meet current industry standards and requirements. All of our Pre-Built piping specifications include the catalog data and all files necessary to begin modeling intelligent pipe with your application of choice. FLEXIBLE AND EASY TO MODIFY After purchasing a piping specification from Spectrum, you will have the ability to modify and add to the piping specification. However, if you prefer, Spectrum can assist with any modifications and additions to your specification. Visit the page URL to for Pre-Built Pipe Specs details and order form.

    Link: Pre-Built Piping Specifications

  • Custom Pipe Specification Creation

    SPEC DEVELOPMENT AND DELIVERABLES Spectrum Solutions creates pipe specifications from client paper specification daily. We have developed and refined methods to create piping specifications efficiently and accurately. All specifications created by Spectrum Solutions come complete with catalog data and files necessary to be successful on your project. Spectrum provides the completed files in the most current version format for the design software chosen. In the event that modifications need to be made for scope changes, all specifications provided by Spectrum are 100% capable of modification by you. However, if you choose to, Spectrum can assist with any modifications needed for your project simply and efficiently. ENGINEERING PIPE SPECIFICATIONS Along with creating the electronic pipe specifications from a current paper specification, Spectrum can engineer piping specifications for your project. Spectrum solutions engineering group has certified piping engineers on staff to help assist you with creating your piping specifications based on your project requirements. Spectrum can provide you with a certified engineered piping specification that meets all codes and standards for your needs. UPDATE AND REVIEW OF PIPING SPECIFICATIONS Many clients have specifications that need updating to current standards and codes. Spectrum works with clients to review piping specifications to confirm proper standards, materials, and codes are up to date with the most current engineering requirements. Spectrum can also update specifications into new document formats for a clean and concise deliverable. All specifications are reviewed by a certified piping engineer to ensure proper engineering requirements are met.

    Link: Custom Pipe Specification Creation

  • CAD Administration Services and Ongoing Support

    With today’s CAD software becoming more involved and sophisticated, experienced CAD administration is a requirement. Spectrum Solutions is comprised of individuals who have real-world experience working for engineering firms who have tackled the burden of implementing cutting-edge procedures and methods. With Spectrum, there is no question of what to do; the systems put in place are proven to be successful on all size projects big and small. FULL-TIME CAD ADMINS Good, experienced, CAD administrators are hard to find, and many companies do not have the budget for full-time administration. Because of this, many companies fall short of extracting the true potential of the products they currently have. DAILY OPERATIONS NEEDED For a successful CADWorx Project, start with proper organization and procedures, including: - Project folder and file organization - Proper file naming conventions - Modeling structure organization - MTO reporting - ISOGEN setup per client requests - Isometric drawing control - Plans for Long-Term Success Spectrum sits down with all clients to review the current project execution and creates a plan to fill in the gaps, such as: - All CAD-related support would route through Spectrum - Spectrum will create or update CAD Procedures for the CAD applications - A proven Project directory structure will be applied to house all CAD project files - A model directory structure will be created within the Project directory - All CAD-related support files will be maintained and kept current by Spectrum - Project Piping Specifications for CADWorx will be created and maintained - ISOGEN configurations will be created - Training for users will be provided as well as regular discussions and user meetings - Ongoing CAD Administration & Support Whether your projects were set up by Spectrum Solutions or someone else, we can still help you get your projects across the finish line with our ongoing project administration and support services. From maintaining project setups and configurations to piping specifications and CAD training, we can meet your every project need with AutoCAD Plant 3D, CADWorx and BricsCAD. SCALABLE CAD ADMINISTRATION Spectrum Solutions offers full-time CAD administration services to companies who want access to administration expertise while managing their costs. Spectrum provides full-time administration at a much more affordable price than many companies could hire full-time administration employees. With Spectrum, you don’t just get a single administrator, you get a team. Based on your project requirements, Spectrum will be able to assist and remain scalable. Rather than a fixed expense, Spectrum’s services can adjust to the needs of the projects.

    Link: CAD Administration Services and Ongoing Support

  • CAD Implementation Services

    Whether you are new to AutoCAD Plant 3D and CADWorx or established users looking to increase your efficiency, Spectrum can assist with implementing project-proven methods and procedures within your business. Spectrum Solutions offers a wide variety of AutoCAD Plant 3D and CADWorx Implementation Services. These services include-but are not limited to—project setup, piping catalog and specification creation, and model folder structure and file naming. AUTOCAD PLANT 3D PROJECT SETUP Spectrum Solutions has solid experience with setting up AutoCAD Plant 3D projects in SQL Lite, SQL Express, and SQL in a cloud service. We can help make sure that all fields in the database are set up to provide accurate reporting as well as annotations on orthographic drawings. We can setup the piping isometrics to provide the cleanest drawing possible and create any reports and even add custom fields that may aid in material purchasing, tracking, or interfacing with an ERP system. We also help with visualization settings for the Plant 3D models and Navisworks. CADWORX PROJECT SETUP It is true that CADWorx does not have the complexity of AutoCAD Plant 3D regarding the setup of projects, but it is still important that proper configuration settings are made for optimal output of piping isometrics and BOMs/MTOs. Spectrum has the expertise to properly configure CADWorx for AutoCAD or BricsCAD as well as IsoGen to provide the cleanest drawing possible and create any reports that may aid in material purchasing or interfacing with an ERP system. SPECTRUM ATLAS APPLICATION Take a look at our Atlas Project Launch application. This application will allow for better project management for users accessing CADWorx projects. PIPING SPECIFICATIONS Accurate piping specifications are essential for efficient project execution as well as purchasing and material control. Moreover, the components need to behave correctly in the model and have dimensional integrity. Spectrum has gone through great lengths to ensure the accuracy of the piping specifications by revamping the catalogs supplied by Autodesk. This allows for flexibility in the descriptions of the components on BOMs/MTOs. SPECTRUM-CREATED PIPING SPECS Spectrum can provide you with pre-built specs for your projects or create new specifications from your paper specs. Visit our Spec Design page for more information. MODELFILE NAMING AND FOLDER STRUCTURE Spectrum Solutions can help you develop a file naming and folder structure for your projects which can provide methods that will aid in visualization, project execution, and material extraction. Models can be set up to address “work packs” as well. These methods will also help keep the models in a smaller, more efficient format. This is particularly important when point clouds are utilized. INERFACTING WITH OTHER CAD APPLICATIONS While AutoCAD Plant 3D and CADWorx are great applications for piping design, they require other applications such as Advance Steel, CADWorx Structure, Civil 3D, Revit, etc. for complete plant design. Spectrum Solutions can provide a work process for interfacing the models/files from these different applications without changing the workflow of the other disciplines. ISOMETRIC CONFIGURATION Whether AutoCAD Plant 3D or CADWorx, Spectrum has the knowledge and experience to create isometric configurations that provide the highest quality graphics and accurate BOMs. We can create all types, spool drawings, shop or field isometrics, and simple isometrics for quick review.

    Link: CAD Implementation Services

  • 3D Intelligent Pipe Supports & Details

    Pipe supports are an integral part of any piping system, and here at Spectrum Solutions, we provide our clients a wide range of pipe support details along with the ability to create intelligent pipe supports within the model. PRE-BUILT DETAIL PIPE SUPPORTS Spectrum Solutions pipe support details are based on industry standards, such as the PIP standard. All pre-built pipe supports provided by Spectrum Solutions includes the native AutoCAD file of the support detail, a PDF copy of the detail, and the required data files to reproduce the support in the specified CAD software. All that is required by the user to begin modeling the intelligent pipe support within a project is to load the provided configuration files into the project. All supports are intelligent and carry the Long Description, Tag and required information to create a full bill of material or take off sheet for the modeled supports. PRE-BUILT ENGINEERED PIPE SUPPORTS Along with typical detail pipe supports, a project will inevitably have a need for engineered supports. Spectrum has also created a large library of Engineered pipe supports with the functionality and flexibility to allow a designer to place them within a model as an intelligent support assembly. No longer will the designer be required to model a support with “dumb” AutoCAD graphics or steel members to represent the support. Just like our detailed supports, our engineered supports have full adjustment and flexibility to the allowances of the corresponding detail. Material take off and bill of materials can report as an assembly or individual pieces of steel making up an assembly. PIPE SUPPORT DETAIL FILE Spectrum provides a detail sheet with every support we offer. The detail sheet is provided in native AutoCAD so you have the ability to modify the document with your own project requirements and border related information. All details are drafted using proper industry standards and will plot using default settings within AutoCAD. CUSTOM PIPE SUPPORTS FOR YOUR PROJECT By using current up to date software technology such as CADWorx and AutoCAD Plant 3D, we can fabricate many kinds of standards supports as well as engineered designs provided by the client. In the event your organization already has piping standards or a project with specific client standards requirements, Spectrum can create your 3D intelligent support for you. LOOKING FOR PRE-BUILT OR CUSTOM PIPE SUPPORTS? Spectrum has a large list of pre-built pipe supports for both CADWorx and Plant 3D in Imperial and Metric sizes. Contact us today to get more information on our full list of available supports. Visit the page URL for examples of some our support details and their accompanying intelligent 3D supports.

    Link: 3D Intelligent Pipe Supports & Details

  • State-side Outsourcing Drafting & Design Services

    Outsourcing or going to a Low-Cost Center does not have to be an overseas requirement. Spectrum Solutions has positioned itself to provide the benefits of outsourced projects while also providing solutions that address the drawbacks of overseas workshare. At Spectrum Solutions, our team is made up of various levels of experience which allows us to provide a low-cost alternative while providing high quality products. Spectrum Solutions offers flexible design and drafting services to several industries. Some of these include—but are not limited to—petro-chemical, oil and gas, pharmaceutical, food processing, mining, and many other industries. Our team has extensive experience working with CADWorx, AutoCAD, AutoCAD Plant 3D, and Navisworks, to name a few. Our experience with these applications from both an administrative and user’s standpoint enhances the efficiency of project execution as well as data accuracy specifically in 2D and 3D engineering drawings for construction. With Spectrum’s additional service lines working side-by-side with our drafting and design group, we have the ability to leverage our CAD tools to a higher and more efficient standard. Spectrum Solutions has experience with a large variety of different project types, so you can be confident that we will meet the goals of your project. Spectrum Solutions can provide deliverables required from all design disciplines. Below is a list of our drafting and design services. PIPING DESIGN SERVICES Spectrum Solutions has the skills and expertise to provide clients with piping design and layout (all phases from pre-FEED to Detailed Design). We have the expertise to provide design for any plant facility, municipalities, buildings, compressor stations, meter stations, etc. The Spectrum team can provide all piping deliverables from equipment layouts, piping general arrangement drawings (plans, sections, and details), and piping isometric drawings using the latest technologies and CAD Software. P&ID DRAFTING From updating old P&ID drawings to current PIP or company standards to fully-intelligent P&IDs, Spectrum Solutions has the experience and staff to meet all of these needs. We understand how important the data behind the drawings is to all stakeholders as well as the aesthetic quality that should be incorporated into “evergreen”-type drawings. ELECTRICAL MODELING & DRAFTING Spectrum Solutions can help with the drafting of many deliverable types for the electrical discipline. We can draft one-line diagrams, lighting and grounding plans, hazardous area plans, and BOMs. We can also model cable tray and other electrical related equipment. INSTRUMENTATION MODELING & DRAFTING Spectrum Solutions can help with the drafting of many deliverable types for the instrumentation discipline. We can draft wiring diagrams, loop diagrams, control panels, and all other type of deliverables. We can also model control panels, instrument stands, and other instrumentation-related equipment. STRUCTURAL MODELING AND DRAFTING Spectrum Solutions can help with structural modeling too. We can provide intelligent structural models in Autodesk Advance Steel, CADWorx, and even Revit. We can produce 2D drawings and BOMs from all of the models. LASER SCANS/REALITY CAPTURE Spectrum Solutions has experience with the utilization of laser scans/point clouds and other reality capture applications for project execution. This includes back-modeling/as-built deliverables up to brown-field type projects. OTHER DRAFTING AND DESIGN SERVICES Spectrum has the required skills and expertise to provide a series of other process engineering services along with our piping design and drafting services. Some of them include: - Updating Pipe Supports standards for In House or PIP - Detailed Isometrics - Reverse engineering models for visualization from PCF or IDF files - As Built drawing creation - Drafting Spools from Isometrics - Quality checks and revisions for pipe/supports - Structural Steel Designs

    Link: State-side Outsourcing Drafting & Design Services

  • CAD Training Including CADWorx & AutoCAD Plant 3D

    The AutoCAD training program at Spectrum Solutions is designed for students to gain knowledge on how to use the software effectively and efficiently. All classes are instructor-led by a certified Autodesk Instructor with real-world experience using CAD software on real projects. Staying updated on current technology is the best way to add value to yourself as an employee or job applicant. IN-PERSON TRAINING Spectrum provides in-person training at our offices in a classroom-like environment. Classes are kept small so as to allow the instructor to devote individual time to each student. Everything a student needs is provided. Just show up and be ready to learn and have fun. VIRTUAL TRAINING Not comfortable with in-person training? Spectrum also provides online training. INSTRUCTOR-LED VIRTUAL TRAINING If you prefer the flexibility of a virtual training class but want the added benefit of an instructor, Spectrum has you covered. Spectrum schedules virtual classes with instructors just like an in-person class. The only difference is the classroom is virtual. After signing up for a class, a web meeting link will be provided via email. SELF-PACED VIRTUAL TRAINING With the busy lives of many of us a classroom training course may be difficult. Spectrum provides self-paced class options as well. However, do worry about losing the benefits of the in-class or instructor-led options. With Spectrum, you will always have the ability to contact an instructor if you have questions or need additional help during the course. CUSTOM TRAINING Whether you are identifying strengths and weaknesses, enhancing your team’s proficiencies, or improving client care, Spectrum Solutions tools generate real results. Leverage our knowledge of industry best practices in catalog management, project organization and specification design. Spectrum will customize our training topics depending on your specific needs. Here are a few ideas of some of the topics we can cover in your two-, three- or five-day Online Instructor-Led Training, or Onsite Instructor-Led Training: - CADWorx Plant User Training - CADWorx Specification Design - AutoCAD Plant 3D User Training - AutoCAD Plant 3D Specification Design - IsoGen Configurations

    Link: CAD Training Including CADWorx & AutoCAD Plant 3D

  • AutoCAD Software Training

    Work with the AutoCAD platform elements and design plants of any size and complexity. Create or integrate models, check, and assess structures for integrity and functionality, select and change the materials for construction, add or remove extensions, annotate the materials, etc. WITH AUTOCAD TRAINING, YOU CAN LEARN: - Computer-aided software drafting - 2D and 3D computer-aided design - 2D and 3D computer-aided documentation - Automated processes - How a simulated design will perform in the real world - Blueprints - Architectural drawings - Drafting symbols - Floor plans - Layers - Text - Dimensions - Plotting COURSES OFFERED (PLEASE VISIT PAGE URL FOR CURRENT INFORMATION) - AutoCAD 2021 Essentials - AutoCAD 2021 Advanced - AutoCAD 2021 3D Drawing and Modeling AUTOCAD PLANT 3D TRAINING AutoCAD Plant 3D brings modern 3D design to plant designers and engineers. Learn to generate and share isometrics, orthographic, and materials reports. Our AutoCAD Plant 3D training is designed to give you a solid understanding of AutoCAD Plant 3D features and capabilities from the basics through advanced components. Learn how to use the piping and plant design tools quickly and effectively for AutoCAD Plant 3D, as well as labeling instruments, linking P&IDs and proper drawing techniques. Also learn best practices in data input for equipment, valves, and instruments to ensure error-free work. During training, learn how to use Specification-driven design and standard parts catalogs to streamline the placement of piping, equipment, and support structures. Integrated AutoCAD P&ID software functionality enables you to create and edit P&IDs and reconcile underlying data with the 3D model. - AutoCAD Plant 3D: P&ID Drafting - AutoCAD Plant 3D: 3D Design & Drafting CADWORX PLANT TRAINING CADWorx Plant is a leader in the file-based plant design software arena. Originally released in the early 2000’s CADWorx has become an industry leader for its ease of use and low overhead for project development. Beginning in 2013 the next generation of CADWorx Plant has taken on new advancements making the tool even more powerful today than ever before. Spectrum provides CADWorx Plant training and subsequent modules to CADWorx. However, training for the CADWorx Design suite is done only by using client provided CADWorx licensing at the clients place of business or virtually. Spectrum does not provide CADWorx training at our offices unless the student provides their own licensing. - CADWorx Plant: 3D Design and Drafting

    Link: AutoCAD Software Training

  • ATLAS CADWorx Project Configuration & Setups Application

    ATLAS is a proprietary application that has proven success to get projects completed faster, easier, and more accurate by keeping CADWorx project configurations separated and organized. DESIGN YOUR NEXT PROJECT FASTER Atlas allows for easy organization of project configurations and easy access to proper project setups for all users. Once the CADWorx project configurations have been setup on your network in a consistent manner outlined in the documentation, ATLAS will launch CADWorx with the correct configuration and settings for the selected project. No more wondering about which piping specifications to use or which ISOGEN style to use, ATLAS will limit your selection to the correct information for your project. With ATLAS, all you have to do is select the desired project and start designing. INCREASE DESIGN PRODUCTIVITY Each project in ATLAS is built around industry best practices. Streamlining, documenting, and creating a project specific design environment that will increase project turnaround times. ATLAS can also help restrict personnel access to the projects thus allowing the users to properly launch CADWorx for projects in which they have been assigned. INCREASE DESIGN ACCURACY Because ATLAS is project-centric which only allows access to specifications and configurations for the respective project that has been launched, the accuracy of piping BOMs in reports and on piping isometrics has been dramatically improved. This will also reduce checking time as a bonus. Moreover, Atlas can help pave the way for material control and interface with an ERP system. PROJECT ORGANIZATION & AUTOMATION Launch ATLAS with one click and find all your active design projects neatly stored and organized in the dashboard. All your project and configuration files are preloaded automatically, increasing design efficiency. All users point to the same configuration file, whether on-site or off, and all standards and procedures are also accessible within the ATLAS dashboard. Atlas can be managed by your in-house administration team using your local SQL Server database, or by Spectrum using our Cloud database model.

    Link: ATLAS CADWorx Project Configuration & Setups Application

  • HELIOS – Automated Isometric Border Population

    HELIOS greatly improves efficiency in the creation, issuing, and tracking of piping isometric drawings in both AutoCAD Plant 3D and CADWorx. Its non-invasive design allows for advanced drawing border and continuation editing without requiring additional documents such as a secondary line list. Moreover, it does not require any changes in your CADWorx or Plant 3D isometric configurations. Along with its non-invasive design, HELIOS offers familiar Microsoft applications type editing, such as Copy/Paste. Advanced filtering is also available to help you hone-in on the piping isometric drawings that you want to work with. DIRECT LINE LIST CONNECTION HELIOS also maintains a direct link to your project Line List. Keep all your isometrics up to date with the project line list directly from the source project line list file. Re-extraction of Isometrics is not needed to update line list information in the isometrics. AUTOMATICALLY RENAME & MANAGE FILES If your project requires the piping isometric drawings to be named/numbered to a “client” drawing numbering convention, this is no problem. HELIOS has the capability for schemas to be created for “client” drawing numbers. HELIOS will not only automatically rename the files, but it will keep the drawings renamed even after re-extraction of the piping isometric drawings while keeping the designer in control. STATUS & REVISION CONTROL HELIOS keeps up with the status and revisions of the piping isometrics as well. HELIOS will auto-wrap the revisions in the revision block if the number of revisions exceeds the number of rows in the revision block all while keeping the overall revision level of the drawing in sync. Behind the scenes, Helios maintains a record of all revisions even if they do not appear on the final drawing. PROJECT OR USER LEVEL CONTROL Because HELIOS is compatible with SQL Lite or SQL Server (company server or Cloud) all drawing information is stored in a database and allows for multiple designers to access the information in the piping isometric drawing borders simultaneously. Using SQL Lite on the local computer allows for single designer type projects as well. LEVERAGE HELIOS IN YOUR ERP SYSTEM OR FOR ADDITIONAL DEVELOPMENT Due to the unique development of Helios and the capture of all information into a SQL database, Helios data can be passed through to your ERP system for material control, isometric drawing status, revision and issued status and much more. Contact Spectrum Solutions for consultation on the power Helios can bring to your organization. Key features of Helios: - Uses your current Line List without editing, modifying, etc. - Microsoft Excel functionality - Advanced Filtering - Multi-user access to project drawings - Advanced Attribute population - Advanced Continuation formatting - Isometric Revision & Status input and tracking - Drawing status reporting - Compatible with SQL Lite, SQL Server, and Cloud Database

    Link: HELIOS – Automated Isometric Border Population

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