When it comes to complicated engineering problems, such as determining the ideal pressure for an oil well or analyzing structures, having the right tools can make all the difference. For one Entrance client, their business involves selling joints of pipe to other companies, in addition to services, to determine what product is the right fit for the environment. For this particular engineering problem, it is possible to manually take the conditions it will be placed in, regulations related to this use and the like for a prospective pipeline and analyze what is required without the use of any fancy engineering software.
The problem with performing this work by hand is it’s not only time consuming, it also requires the engineer to make broad assumptions. While a broad assumption will lead to a safe final product, it may not result in one that is cost effective.
With the benefit of an engineering software development application that Entrance created for this client, engineers can plug in an array of specifications related to a given pipeline and the software will sort through the available options in less than a minute. As a result, engineers can determine what the minimum number of parts to create a safe final product will be, for example. Or the pipeline could be configured with only one pass instead of two. The efficiencies resulting from more precise engineering add up to big cost savings over time.
Check out our case study to see how engineering software development helped one client save tim and improved their customer experience. Or find out how a good user interface can make all the difference in your engineer’s efficiency.