BLC uses differentiating engineering and design capabilities to set us apart from other refractory contractors in the U.S. We use CAD (Computer Aided Design) technology for its efficiency to design and communicate project drawings. CAD is used as an important industrial art to satisfy project needs.
Computer Aided Design technology has a key role in designing and communicating in the refractory business world. CAD designs can easily be modified or edited and quickly transferred electronically to the field and/or to BLC customers. A CAD standard operating procedure is followed by all BLC experts for easy transmission of information between BLC offices and our customers.
CAD drawings integrate design data within the parametric drawing and the automatic bill of material generation. CAD assists in conveying materials, processes, dimensions, and tolerances according to the specific conventions. CAD can also be used to demonstrate the constructability of different projects and the presentation of design options to our clients. BLC expert CAD drafters can transform our clients' ideas, rough sketches, specifications, and instructions into detailed working drawings (2D or 3D). BLC will also modify existing refractory designs with detailed changes illustrated on CAD files. When building new plants or maintaining existing plants, BLC uses AutoCAD for all plant refractory designs.
With BLC project managers’ ability to access drawings electronically through BLC Internet/Intranet Portals, our work is completed proficiently. BLC has the ability to fulfill new construction requirements and repair work using CAD. For convenience, BLC will set up an FTP site for larger projects to allow easy access of our CAD drawings. These sites allow access for remote offices, clients, and CAD designers to make immediate changes and comments during on-going, intricate design projects.