IDAT has been around for more than 30 years, and its programs are installed for satisfied customers in more than 25 countries worldwide.
IDAT stands for IngenieurbÃ¼ro fÃ¼r Datenverarbeitung in der Technik (â€˜engineering firm specializing in technical data processingâ€™). For over 30 years, IDAT GmbH has been developing software for the precast concrete industry based on AutoCAD, the market leading software from Autodesk. IDAT stands for ease of use combined with a high level of automation. An extremely efficient planning service together with error reduction and an increase in quality is key to what IDAT does.
IDAT's CAD program for planning precast concrete units is based on AutoCAD from AutoDesk, the worldâ€™s leading CAD software. Virtually all CAD engineers across the world have learnt their trade on this program. This is a major advantage for IDAT customers since their employees already possess a basic understanding of how to work with the CAD program. This in turn makes implementation easier and ensures maximum acceptance by design engineers.
The program is configured from various modules in line with the customerâ€™s specifications. Prefabricated walls/ceilings, stairs,
frame structures (supports, beams and trusses), facades, balconies and freely definable special units are currently supported by the program. The modules are always developed in close cooperation with different concrete plants, means the process is strongly based in practice.
Constant program updates, coupled with Autodesk's expertise as the supplier of the basic AutoCAD software, guarantees the user receives a program that is functionally and technically state of the art at all times.
The IDAT software for precast concrete units is a full-function 3D program. This means that all the objects used are generated and managed three dimensionally. It is therefore possible to create a complete building model in which the different types of prefabricated units (walls, ceilings, stairs etc.) can be processed.
The aim of the software is to significantly reduce costs whilst at the same time increasing quality in the technical office of the precasting plant. The program speeds up the internal CAD planning cycle considerably and actively contributes towards minimising planning errors. This is achieved through a full range of automatic features and plausibility checks, which automatically execute recurring planning processes such as the generation and positioning of reinforcements or the creation of construction and layout plans.