MDM Engineering Customer Success Story AutoCAD LT® AutoCAD® AutoCAD® Map 3D Autodesk® Inventor® AutoCAD LT software is compatible with our other selected 3D design tools, including AutoCAD, Autodesk Inventor, and AutoCAD Map 3D. That makes it easy for us to use a familiar 2D tool for drafting and detailing whenever we prefer. Going for gold. MDM Engineering designs metal processing plants more collaboratively with AutoCAD LT software to help connect engineering teams. —Nick Antonov Senior Drafter MDM Engineering Image courtesy of MDM Engineering. Project Summary MDM Engineering helps mining companies plan, design, and build projects that maximize the extraction of valuable minerals using advanced processing technologies. The company prides itself on designing processing plants that are functional, durable, and easy to maintain—all while keeping projects on schedule and on budget. MDM’s efficient design workflow is part of what helps the company to deliver projects so successfully. From conducting feasibility studies to construction, MDM Engineering relies on AutoCAD LT® software as its core drafting, detailing, and documentation tool. AutoCAD LT enables MDM’s team to draft as much as 80 percent of individual projects in a familiar, 2D environment. For aspects of projects MDM prefers to engineer in 3D, the company uses AutoCAD®, AutoCAD® Map 3D, and Autodesk® Inventor® software. Located in Stilfontein, South Africa, the Mine Waste Solutions (MWS) Plant provides an example of how MDM uses compatible design tools to engineer projects. The US$225 million MWS Plant will reprocess the waste material generated from traditionally processed gold and uranium. Using more advanced techniques, the plant will extract gold and uranium that would otherwise have been unrecoverable. MDM used AutoCAD LT software to design a basic process flow to help the client plan the early stages of the project. As the project advanced, the team completed road and grading plans in AutoCAD Map 3D. For tank and chute ­ utodesk, AutoCAD, AutoCAD LT, Autodesk Inventor, and Inventor are registered trademarks or trademarks of Autodesk, Inc., and/or its subsidiaries A and/or affiliates in the USA and/or other countries. All other brand names, product names, or trademarks belong to their respective holders. Autodesk reserves the right to alter product and services offerings, and specifications and pricing at any time without notice, and is not responsible for typographical or graphical errors that may appear in this document. © 2010 Autodesk, Inc. All rights reserved. design, MDM turned to Autodesk Inventor software, which allowed the team to go beyond 3D by creating digital prototypes of key equipment within the plant. Compatible with the other software on the project, AutoCAD LT played a central role on the project by helping MDM to: • Work as much as 20 percent faster with preconfigured dynamic blocks • Keep all the elements of the multidisciplinary project connected • Produce accurate construction documentation quickly • Use familiar 2D tools for preferred tasks • Allow drafters to choose their preferred interface About MDM Engineering Specializing in minerals processing, MDM Engineering delivers engineering and construction services to mining and resource extraction companies in the precious metals, uranium, base metals, and diamond industries. MDM is based in South Africa and has deep experience delivering projects across the African continent. To date, the company has engineered and constructed more than 52 mineral processing plants in 14 countries. Learn More Visit www.autodesk.com/autocadlt to learn more about AutoCAD LT.