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Metso puts one-of-a-kind valve model generator on the cloud

October 2012 News

Metso’s new RapidDraw3D valve model generator is a free automated valve assembly model generator that allows users to quickly create realistic, to-scale, 3D valve assemblies and export them to any CAD program for use in plant piping diagrams.

RapidDraw3D is easy to use, simply choose the desired Metso valve and actuator and the system automatically displays the linkage available for that combination, allowing the user to then specify the orientation of the actuator and pick accessories such as positioners, solenoids, etc. The final step is selecting the appropriate file output based on the user’s CAD program. A realistic 3D rendering can then be downloaded from the Internet. These 3D files stay on the RapidDraw3D server for 90 days so they can be modified and retrieved easily.

For free access to RapidDraw3D: http://www.RapidDraw3D.com to register, and start using the program right away.



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