HATCH Deploys CADfix PPS to Streamline Large Equipment Model Simplification

Milford, OH, 1 February 2021 - Leading engineering data interoperability solution provider International Technegroup Incorporated (ITI) has released a new industrial case study that focuses on the use of ITI’s CADfixTM PPS model simplification and file size reduction solution. HATCH, industry-leading engineering, procurement, and construction management firm, is utilizing CADfix PPS to streamline large equipment model simplification and integration processes.

Plant designers need to integrate hundreds of equipment assemblies into the overall plant layout, however, the associated large CAD models are often too detailed, leading to excessive import times, system instability, crashes, and expensive rework. ITI’s CADfix PPS solution resolves the issues faced by engineers when importing these very large and complex equipment models, by automatically simplifying the geometry and achieving significant file size reductions, to produce models more suitable for integration with the layout.

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CADfix PPS automatic simplification of complex MCAD equipment assembly models

HATCH, headquartered in Toronto Canada, and with over six decades of business and technical experience in the energy, mining, and infrastructure sectors, commissioned an internal survey that indicated an average of 15 vendor files per project requires manual simplification. With four revisions per file and average model size of 125MB, this amounted to up to 50 hours of non-value-add simplification work for every file.

Using CADfix PPS, HATCH’s engineers were able to quickly convert complex geometry into simpler representations, significantly reducing complexity and file size, and enabling the seamless integration of equipment assemblies into the plant layout. In a small sample of 29 equipment models, ranging from 40 Mb to 756 Mb, CADfix PPS achieved an average file size reduction of 89%, with associated labor savings.

A HATCH Mechanical Lead commented, “CADfix PPS is currently the best software for exchanging files back and forth with the vendors. It saves a lot of time reducing files. The simplification process runs in the background while designers can work on other more important things. And then once complete, it takes less than an hour to import the now usable file, adjust in the layout and review the tie point location.”

Andy Chinn, Director of ITI’s CADfix development center added, “In these challenging times businesses are looking to increase efficiency, decrease time-to-market, and get to commissioning faster. I am delighted to see the benefits that CADfix PPS is bringing to the model simplification and integration processes at HATCH. The time and costs savings are significant and the expectation is that CADfix PPS will pay for itself within one year.”

Read the full case study here.

About ITI, a Wipro company

International TechneGroup Inc. began in 1983 with a mission to help manufacturers drive innovation and time to market by applying computer-aided product development to engineering problems. Today, ITI specializes in conversion, integration, validation, and migration solutions for product data and related systems. Our customers recognize the value in having a trusted solution partner that provides more than just software. ITI solves complex product data interoperability problems so that the world’s leading manufacturers can focus on making great products. In 2019 ITI became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Wipro Limited, a leading global information technology, consulting, and business process services company. ITI operates within the Engineering Research & Development (ER&D) business of Wipro. ER&D provides customers with a platform to innovate and engineer the next generation of products and platforms at scale.

About Wipro Limited

Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO) is a leading global information technology, consulting, and business process services company. We harness the power of cognitive computing, hyper-automation, robotics, cloud, analytics, and emerging technologies to help our clients adapt to the digital world and make them successful. A company recognized globally for its comprehensive portfolio of services, a strong commitment to sustainability, and good corporate citizenship, we have over 170,000 dedicated employees serving clients across six continents. Together, we discover ideas and connect the dots to build a better and a bold new future.


HATCH is an industry-leading engineering, procurement, and construction management firm with over six decades of business and technical experience in the energy, mining and infrastructure sectors. With over 9,000 employees and a presence in over 150 countries, HATCH’s mission is to affect a positive change for their clients, their employees and the communities they serve.