Truck loading software
Victaulic’s Virtual Truck Loading software extends BIM coordination to the trucking process to maximize jobsite delivery efficiency.
Victaulic’s patent-pending Virtual Truck Loading software extends BIM coordination to the trucking process to maximize jobsite delivery efficiency. By virtually laying out trucks in advance, fabrication work can be sequenced accordingly and material handling reduced. The software is inter-operable with Autodesk Fabrication CADmep 2013 and allows users to import fabrication spools to virtually lay out trucks while tracking the center of gravity load. The application also provides cribbing details in advance, enabling fabricators to build and place cribbing prior to the pipe spools being placed.
Annual Salary Survey
After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.