Modeling & Detailing


A Smart Approach to Parametric Piping Systems

DBM Vircon offers a wide variety of piping design and detailing services, ranging from small stand-alone packages through to major onshore and offshore projects across the energy and resource sectors. Our piping design team utilize the latest integrated software solutions and processes which allow us to work collaboratively and efficiently, providing cost effective, functional designs, on time and on budget. Responding to our client’s needs DBM Vircon offers professional piping services, producing fit for purpose design and detailing deliverables to suit all project requirements. Our extensive experience ensures all designs are fabrication, installation and maintenance friendly, making us a true alternative to costly in-house resources.

Pipe Modeling & Detailing – Design to Manufacture


Our piping orthographics and isometrics allow full integration with other services and infrastructure, eradicating potential clashes early and enabling a full and comprehensive overview of a project.


Through 3D modeling, you are able to perform a clash detection test which identifies any overlaps in piping routing. This decreases the need for rework, which allows you to save time and expenses.


Continuous and detailed 3D pipe network and excavation models allow for a comprehensive understanding of the project and ease of validation and communication to stakeholders.


Our models and data result in a piping system which reduces space utilisation, optimises pipe routing, ensures piping supports are in proper locations and enables easy maintenance and dismantling.


Detailed and comprehensively labelled models reduce conflicts and clashes while also mitigating the need for rework, ultimately enabling efficiency and slashing project timeframes.


Our data and models are able to detect clashes and potential conflicts early on, meaning the risk of delays and rework is reduced, which drastically cuts expenses associated with labor and materials.

Pipe Modeling & Detailing – Delivery

DBM Vircon’s Approach

Experienced in conceptual design, process piping design and layout of complex process plants, DBM Vircon offers project solutions with the resources needed to support project delivery either remotely or through on and offsite secondments. Where design development and communications are key, we make a point of understanding our clients’ needs to ensure we compliment their internal engineering and design teams. This collaborative approach allows our team to embed and engage with engineering, helping to reduce waste and minimize the amount of rework undertaken between design and manufacturing level modeling and detailing.

Our designers have extensive experience in design, fabrication and installation practices, ensuring fabrication deliverables are optimal and require little to no on-site modifications. This coupled with our ability to use multiple industry leading software’s from Aveva, Hexagon & Autodesk such as PDS, PDMS and Plant 3D, DBM Vircon has the agility and flexibility to meet individual client and project requirements. Our piping solutions form part of what is a complete suite of integrated, multi-disciplinary solutions, offered across all industries and sectors. Our collaborative, multi-platform approach ensures maximum collaboration and productivity with the common goal of zero rework.

Our Deliverables

Complete Design Services and Deliverables
  • PFD’s & P&ID’s
  • Key, site & plot plans
  • General arrangement drawings
  • Vessel nozzle & orientation drawings
  • Underground piping & utility plans
  • Safety equipment location plans
  • Pipe support layout and location plans
  • Pipe support standards
  • Piping standard details
Customizable and Fully Traceable Piping Isometrics
  • Customizable system, fabrication and spool isometrics
  • Material, commodity code and weld traceability
  • Cut lengths, end preparation & spool numbering
  • Unique weld, item and material numbering
Automated and Customizable Reporting
  • Piping Line, Valve, TIP, Special Item, Weld & Cut Lists
  • Item weights, surface areas, centers of gravity customized to individual client’s needs
  • Quantity extraction to support cost estimates
  • Material, installation & maintenance cost estimates
Enhanced Services

Project Lifecycle Support & Solutions

  • Design & detailing
  • Parametric equipment modeling
  • Federated models and clash checking
  • As-built models
  • Laser scanning and back modeling
  • Animations, renders and fly through’s

DBM Vircon Projects




“DBM Vircon added significant value to the project with their ability to 3D model all the disciplines, structural, mechanical, piping and electrical design”

Neil Dalais, WPEP Arrium Mining SA Project Manager, Kerman