Computer Aided Design (CAD)

The Crossrail CAD Services Team manages the Crossrail Electronic CAD Management System (ECMS). This is a secure and collaborative information environment provided by Crossrail for use by contractors and designers. The approach is unique for major projects but enables the creation of a comprehensive ‘single source of truth’ CAD model that can be shared across multiple users. This ensures consistent CAD standards across all designs and a uniformity of solutions, and allows proper 3D design model coordination across different design disciplines with over 25 organisations and 450 users at any one time. Learning Legacy papers include the requirements used to establish CAD components, as well as a paper on the technical support of the CAD environment itself that show how it can function within a Common Data Environment.

 

 

Computer Aided Design Documents:

Summary Publication date Document Type

Management and Client Assurance of Contractual Drawing Deliverables

Topic area: Computer Aided Design (CAD)

This document aims to provide insight into Crossrail’s method of processing contractual drawing deliverables received from the supply chain, ensuring a simple approach where possible to manage the extensive output from contractors during busy “Gate reviews” of the Crossrail project construction. The method of pro...

09/07/2018 Micro-report

CAD Support Metrics

Topic area: Computer Aided Design (CAD)

The technical management of the design data required to safely and efficiently complete the Crossrail project was a huge challenge. The Crossrail CAD Services team was responsible for administering the Electronic CAD Management System (ECMS) used to directly manage the design CAD data. The Crossrail ECMS consisted of o...

09/07/2018 Micro-report