Taking Engineering Drawings to New Heights

May 26, 2023 11:18:09 AM

Effective management of technical documents is crucial for the smooth operation, efficiency, and responsiveness of industrial companies. The quality and availability of information within these documents directly impact the performance of operations, maintenance, and engineering teams. However, managing technical documents has always been a complex and resource-intensive task. Fortunately, with the recent advancements in AI algorithms, a new era in technical document management has emerged, offering higher data quality, faster access to information, and ultimately, more efficient operations and robust internal processes.

At Moonoia, we possess the skills, resources, and experience to implement end-to-end AI-based solutions for engineering document management. We understand the challenges involved in managing technical documents, and we have developed powerful algorithms to address them effectively.

Here are two first steps you could make next quarter with a reasonable budget to transform your operations and empower your teams.

Challenge 1: Instant Access to Information

Our AI-based algorithms have been specifically designed to extract critical information from engineering drawings. In addition to project-level data such as drawing number, date, project revision, author, and title, our algorithms can extract information related to the represented parts or processes themselves. This includes plant identification numbers, equipment types (valves, motors, filters, pumps, exchangers, etc.), materials, and much more. Once this information is extracted, it becomes the foundation for high-level search capabilities.

Imagine a scenario where a maintenance team encounters faulty equipment. By simply inputting the plant identification number, they can instantly access all relevant drawings, technical notes, and reports associated with that specific equipment. Furthermore, if a particular type of valve is found to have a defect, our system can provide a list of all similar valves installed throughout the plant, enabling proactive checks and preventive maintenance.

With our AI-powered solution, you no longer need to search for documents; you search directly for information instead. This streamlined access to critical knowledge ensures faster decision-making, enhanced productivity, and reduced downtime.

Challenge 2: Cleaning Up Your Past

Industrial companies with a long engineering heritage often accumulate millions of technical documents. These documents vary in format and quality, ranging from hand-made drawings to scanned documents and rich-content CAD drawings. Each document holds valuable information, but the lack of associated metadata often leads to the loss of older documents.

With our strategic approach and the utilization of our powerful platform docBrain, we can analyse and reintegrate all your existing documents into a comprehensive knowledge base. Recent advancements in AI have significantly improved the understanding of document content and layout, enabling us to group documents based on their content. We can easily identify duplicates or cloned documents and group together documents related to the same products or processes.

For example, multiple versions of a Process Flow Diagram (PFD) can be compared, and differences could be identified. Soon, these algorithms will become recommender systems during the design of new processes, helping engineers to identify discrepancies and inconsistencies at an early stage.

If you're working for an industrial company and are eager to gain better access to your existing information, improve collaboration between teams, and increase operational efficiencies, we encourage you to reach out to our team. We specialize in making AI adoption seamless and effortless. Let us help you embrace AI to unlock the full potential of your technical document management, quickly and effortlessly.

At Moonoia, we are committed to delivering innovative solutions that drive tangible results. With our expertise in document management and cutting-edge AI technologies, we can revolutionize your document management system, empowering your company for a successful future. Contact us today to embark on your AI-powered journey.

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