DAD achieves a step change in productivity by improving information and work management for power, control and communication systems.
Information is gathered into software objects on a 1:1 relationship for each system part. The software object can hold but is not limited to:
The objects are assembled in the SIM (System Information Model) arranged like the real system equivalent in two core categories:
Systems have physical connections (wires, cables etc.). Each cable like each object has a software object equivalent in DAD. DAD connects the objects, representing the cables, wires, fibres and signals as data in the SIM.
System functions depend on hardware and application software. The SIM describes both using:
Design teams work together in an inherently self-regulating application. Design progress is measureable ‘objectively’. Design is better managed.
Once designed systems are constructed and maintained. All work is performed on the objects in the SIM so data can be-re-used. The status of the objects is a true measure of progress. When teams share the same SIM they can coordinate their efforts and resolve site issues.
DAD has Work Managers with tools to plan, execute and record activities object by object. Cost, progress and other statistical measures can be calculated. Delays and waste can be seen and remedial action taken promptly.
The Work Managers append data to the objects including:
Quickly develop materials and hours estimates using DAD
Design a comprehensive and coherent solution using DAD
Paperless design reviews with extensive audit trail using DAD
Procure all system components and cables directly from DAD
(& Commission) Develop workpacks, test sheets and monitor progress using DAD
(& Operate) Schedule ongoing equipment tests using DAD