VisiModeller


 

Why VisiModeller ?

A lot of geometric information of nuclear installations is available in CAD programs, it would be foolish to neglect this source of information in ALARA pre-job dose evaluations. Therefore we developed VISIMODELLER to convert 3D CAD information into the VISIPLAN 3D ALARA planning tool format.
VISIMODELLER is a MicroStation application letting the user identify MicroStation 3D elements as Visiplan objects. It has been created by Tractebel Energy Engineering in collaboration with SCK·CEN. In 2001 Visimodeller 1.0 was launched. It was designed to convert MicroStation 7 drawings to an MS® Access 97 file format that could be read by Visiplan 3.0. The user can give a name, a description, a material name, a color, a density factor and for hollow elements, a wall thickness and a material specification. A source volume can be placed inside the selected volume on request of the user. The software works very easily and is flexible enough to convert a selected group of volumes.
Visimodeller is an add-on program to combine the flexibility to convert 3D CAD designs in to a Visiplan environment. No with the new launch of Visiplan 4.0, we asked Tractebel energy engineering to create a new version. The available volumes/sources has been enlarged and the created database is now in MS® Access 2000.
At the same time Bentley launched his new Microstation version 8.0, this was a good opportunity to write the VISIMODELLER 3.0. This version is for Microstation V8 and Visiplan 4.0. VISIMODELLER 1.5 is the latest edition for Microstation V7 and Visiplan 4
  • Visimodeller 3 for Microstation V8 and Visiplan 4
  • Visimodeller 1.5 for Microstation V7 and Visiplan 4
    VisiModeller targets the reuse of PlantDesign 3D models. It does not support SmartSolid elements or Nurbs/Bspline elements. The software has been written in the CAD designers philosophy but with ALARA analyst in mind.
    Now we have a tool that connects the CAD design world with the radioprotection and ALARA world.

    VisiModeller targets the reuse of PlantDesign 3D models. It does not support SmartSolid elements or Nurbs/Bspline elements. The software has been written in the CAD designers philosophy but with ALARA analyst in mind. Now we have a tool that connects the CAD design world with the radioprotection and ALARA world.
  • VisiModeller targets the reuse of PlantDesign 3D models. It does not support SmartSolid elements or Nurbs/Bspline elements. The software has been written in the CAD designers philosophy but with ALARA analyst in mind. Now we have a tool that connects the CAD design world with the radioprotection and ALARA world.

     
     
    Easy definition of the components and of the geometry needed for the Alara planning
     
    Software Tool to convert MicroStation PDS geometries into VISIPLAN 3D ALARA planning tool Take format