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Plant Layout Design

Create a digital twin of your facility using Dassault Systèmes’ Plant Layout.

Optimizing Complex
Plant Layouts

The more complex your manufacturing process becomes, the less tolerance for error and inefficiency you can permit in your operations. By defining your plant layout in a virtual environment, you gain a bird’s-eye view, allowing you to spot issues and start planning earlier in the process.

Optimizing Complex Plant Layouts

The Plant Layout Platform

Using Dassault Systèmes’ Plant Layout, you can create interactive digital twins and find the most efficient layout for your facility.

This flexible tool allows you to define your plant layout in the right context for you. At the basic level, use your existing 2D shop floor layout and the software’s extensive equipment library to create a 3D layout.

For a more accurate plant layout, leverage point cloud data from a scan of your facility. With the point cloud scan, capture every detail of your as-built facility, and then use the software to rearrange components.

Whichever method you choose to create your plant layout, you will be able to leverage it in downstream applications to create manufacturing simulations. And if you want assistance in optimizing your facility, MetalQuest Solutions’ plant layout consultants can help with each step of the process.

Features of Dassault
Systèmes’ Plant Layout 

Reuse Existing 2D Drawings

Reuse Existing
2D Drawings

Leverage your existing 2D drawing of your layout to create a 3D model of your facility.

Point Cloud Data Manipulation

Point Cloud
Data Manipulation

Because CAD files don’t always match a facility’s current conditions, use a point cloud scan of your as-built layout. Manipulate the scan to transform a historically static layout into a dynamic tool to make smarter, faster changes to your facility.

Interactive Layouts


Virtually validate any changes to your plant layout with our software tools, so you can plan out machine moves and other changes with confidence.

Room to Experiment

Room to

With a digital twin of your shop floor, test more plant layout options to ensure you make the right decisions—all without disrupting your operations. Plant layout consultants can help you ensure you identify every opportunity.