SupportModeler™

ROI

SupportModeler reduces engineering tasks, resulting in shortened schedule, reduced site rework, and better quality deliverables. The following table outlines a comparison of manual fabrication drawings, manual BOM, and placement of logical supports in PDS – a fragmented workflow – compared to using SupportModeler in a more integrated workflow.

 

 

Labor Rates
Designer/Checker Cost $65 per hour
Project Details  
Number of Supports 2000
Percent Standard Supports 80%
Total Standard Supports 1600
Total Engineered Supports 400
 
Labor Costs
  Manual Design SupportModeler
Standard Supports
Choosing standard 1 minute/support 1 minute/support
Modeling 0 5
Dimensioning/cut lengths 10 0
Iso Population 2 0
GA Population 2 0
BOM 2 0
Checking 3 1
Total minutes per support 20 minutes/support 7 minutes/support
Total person days per project 66.7 person days 23.3 person days
 
Engineered Supports
Drawing Preparation 45 minutes/support 10 minutes/support
Iso Population 2 0
GA Population 2 0
Checking 15 15
Total minutes per support 64 minutes/support 25 minutes/support
Total person days per project 53.3 person days 20.8 person days
Total Labor Cost $62,400.00 $22,966.67

 

Site Rework
Manual Design SupportModeler
Supports requiring rework 3% 1%
Number of supports requiring rework 60 20
Cost of rework per support $ 2,000.00 $ 2,000.00
Total cost of rework $120,000.00 $ 40,000.00
Labor Savings per Project   $ 39,433.33
Rework Saving per Project   $ 80,000.00
Total Savings   $119,433.33

Note: Typical U.S. labor rates used.

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