Latest AVEVA Bocad release delivers increased productivity

AVEVA Bocad features enhanced steel nesting, weld traceability and the ability to interact with AVEVA Marine production

Cambridge, UK – 13 October 2015:  AVEVA announced today the release of new enhancements to its AVEVA Bocad product range for structural steel detailing software.  AVEVA Bocad features a plate and bar nesting capability for more efficient planning and use of materials.  An enhanced weld numbering and traceability feature provides efficient increased fabrication efficiency, design quality assurance and improved structural integrity maintenance.  In addition elements of AVEVA Bocad can now be brought into AVEVA Marine production tools to fabricate detailed ship and offshore designs.

‘The latest release of AVEVA Bocad realises the true integration between steelwork design, detailing and fabrication,’ said Richard Brotherton, Vice President of Sales – Fabricator, AVEVA. ‘It transforms our customers’ project workflows from the design office through fabrication to construction by enabling more efficient and extensive collaborative working. AVEVA Bocad not only improves this by providing a more tightly integrated digital workflow in structural steel, it also forms part of AVEVA’s Integrated Engineering & Design solution, increasing efficiency on projects of all sizes.’

The new nesting engine within AVEVA Bocad further increases efficiency in materials usage. Not only does it accurately manage materials measurement and reduce wastage of costly raw material by enabling more parts to be cut per tonne of steel. It also enables more efficient procurement and scheduling.

The latest enhancement to weld numbering and traceability further facilitates regulatory compliance and enables more effective structural life cycle management. Applying unique identifiers to welds provides better traceability and the ability to identify a specific weld in a structure. This enables verification that the weld has been correctly specified in the detailed designed model and fabricated in accordance with the model. Digital weld data can be output direct from the design model to automatic welding robots for greater production efficiency and quality. Comprehensive reporting capabilities support design assurance. 

The introduction of bulb bar (Holland Profiles) catalogues and the ability to bring AVEVA Bocad elements into AVEVA Marine production tools. This means that Marine customers can use the already powerful production engineering capabilities of AVEVA Marine to also fabricate the complex detailed steel constructions designed with AVEVA Bocad Steel.

This capability will enable our customer’s shipyards to optimise their material & production handling processes for their main Hull and offshore structures by managing and controlling parts in both AVEVA Bocad and AVEVA Hull detailed design within the same unified production stream.

About AVEVA Bocad

AVEVA Bocad is a best-in-class, 3D structural steelwork design, detailing and fabrication solution enabling the efficient creation of a multi-material construction model for the most complex structures. AVEVA Bocad enables a digital, collaborative, structural workflow that creates accurate, trustworthy, design-rich models and right-first-time deliverables. This enables successful building information modelling and lean construction methodologies, for on-time and on-budget project execution in capital engineering industries such as plant, marine, offshore, transmission & distribution, mining, and architectural engineering & construction. For more information


For almost 50 years, AVEVA software has enabled the creation of some of the world’s most complex power and process plants, vessels and offshore facilities. AVEVA’s Digital Asset approach ensures there is always an accurate digital representation of each physical asset. This allows engineering contractors, owner operators and ship builders to work more safely, more efficiently and with less risk throughout the life cycle of their projects and operations. AVEVA is the proud winner of the Frost and Sullivan 2015 Global Engineering Information Management Solutions Competitive Strategy Innovation and Leadership Award.  For further information please visit


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