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Factory design: 5 mistakes you should avoid at all costs
"Anything that can go wrong will go wrong". How to counteract Murphy's law through good design.
By: CAD Schroer GmbH
In factory design, a seemingly small cause can quickly lead to major adverse effects. Murphy's law states: "Everything that can go wrong will go wrong", and often this is exactly what happens. It is therefore advisable to consider all conceivable scenarios at the start of the factory design process in order to effectively counteract Murphy's Law.
Traditional factory design must reinvent itself
The traditional approach to factory design systematically divides the design process into several goal-oriented phases, ranging from the initial idea to the commissioning of production, and is carried out with the help of various tools and methods. Due to the many components that need to be taken into account during factory design, ways must therefore be found to minimise design complexity.
Against the backdrop of global competition, and the constant shortening of product life cycles with an ever increasing diversity of variants, additional goals such as adaptability, sustainability and innovation must also be taken into account. The current discussion on climate change has also given high priority to environmental protection and the conservation of resources.
Overriding Murphy's Law
Avoiding mistakes in factory design – but how?
The only way to overcome Murphy's Law is to be proactive. By consciously avoiding errors and taking appropriate countermeasures, many potential disasters can be avoided. M4 PLANT is a modern, integrated CAD system that meets all the requirements for large-scale factory design. The software offers size-independent design, whereby buildings, machinery and conveyor lines of any type and size can be assembled in 3D. The simple user interface and comprehensive data interfaces give a rapid start and also accelerate the design process. As a result, projects can be completed even faster, regardless of size, and with a very high level of quality from the very first step.
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CAD Schroer GmbH