MTOWorx reaches into CADWorx® and AutoCAD® PLANT 3D models and extracts and loads them into easy-to-manage data views.
It gathers up components so the user can process them as single items, or accumulated them into material take-offs (MTOs).
The feature-rich MTO controls are easily adopted by users for comparing, viewing, reporting, and mass component modification capabilities.
Please browse the sections below and explore what’s new and what’s included.
Six custom templates can be created that export CAD data like sizes, descriptions, quantities. MTOWorx Load-sheets append this data with prices, vendor part numbers, project numbers and other columns. Build load-sheets to integrate with other business systems……
Metric units now available on MTO Compare results
In addition, all results are now rounded up to the nearest whole number. Therefore the need for Architectural units has been eliminated and therefore removed. For those MTO PipeCut Compare users, please don’t worry, it still relies on many decimal places…..
Add Bolt Set Accumulation
We have added a Bolts In Sets setting for CADWorx Plant models to match the AutoCAD Plant3D functionality. With this new setting, bolt quantities are accumulated by each bolt or each bolt set…..
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MTOWorx has many features but the comparison tool alone is worth the investment. It answers the ‘what changed’ question.
Here is how it works:
Users generate material take-off snapshots which are exported as Excel worksheets.
This is done repeatedly over time to satisfy progress, or milestone, material reporting requirements like % complete, before a design change, etc.
In this way, snapshots can be compared with an active 3D CADWorx model whenever necessary. The comparison report results clearly display increases and/or decreases in component quantities. It reports new and deleted components too.
Update CADWorx piping component part numbers from an Excel file, aka parts worksheet.
The process is simple to deploy and even easier to use.
If MTOWorx finds a match on component long descriptions then it will automatically transfer corresponding part numbers from the parts worksheet to components in an active drawing.
It can be used to go the other way, or update long descriptions based upon a part number match.
It will clear out all part numbers in the active piping model too.
Whether the reporting is against a single piping route or an entire facility, this process is invaluable.
These reports are what everyone is needing and MTOWorx delivers time and time again within seconds.
Reporting satisfies any BOM or MTO requirement. The flexible grid views can be configured to save BOMs and MTOs based upon filters across multiple columns. Users adopt it because they can recall and generate reports on demand.
All CADWorx data can be added to the views and reports. User-friendly display names can be entered to override the unfriendly CADWorx field names so reports are easy to read. If a more involved report header is required, MTOWorx can be set up to use an Excel template too.
Robust filtering and sorting satisfy viewing and reporting requirements for piping, structural, and electrical.
MTOWorx will extract a nozzle schedule workbook from an active drawing that has CADWorx Equipment in it. Equipment worksheets contain columns for:
- tag number
- spacial location
Users can leverage this information in a variety of applications like quality control, tie-in point data, verifying isogen content, etc.