Engineers don’t slow down. They design online and support students

The network not only sells products, education or payments, concerts, TV and radio calls, and family meetings. Also, engineers operate and design in the network, create new products and services, support production, goods and logistics management.

Grzegorz Kozłowski, Viceprezident of CADOR, BSSC B2B meeting

The demand for work not only for IT engineers has increased. Contrary to media reports, the economy did not stop, but slowed down. And the new situation accelerated the work processes in the network of a whole host of engineers designing complete devices and their parts, factories and production processes, ships and their equipment, railway tracks and cranes.

In the Baltic Port of New Technologies where shipyards are located, work is not only on the docks. Even in design offices, although there is silence, work continues. Engineers have moved activity to the network. At CADOR, among others, designers support production with new solutions by working in the network and computer programs. About 120 engineers work at the same speed as the office, but remotely.

– The software used allows you to design machines, equipment and production tools, design steel structures, vehicles, ships and aircraft, household goods, furniture and many other products – says Grzegorz Kozłowski, Vice President of CADOR and explains that such a program quickly generates drawing documentation, catalog cards, material lists. The engineer also creates visualizations and project animations. You can present the product to the customer before the first product is manufactured.

On a virtual ship – designed in a computer – you can walk, and in the virtual port plan roads, railways, warehouses, berths for ships and all energy and water supply and sewage infrastructure. During design, the system “suggests” what elements will best fulfill the expected functions of a ship, port terminal or factory. The next stage of operation is to develop the process of making the product, ship or car components, crane or bridge. Until recently, in the design office, and today at home, the engineer designs production processes or welding technology, which allows robotization of welding and assembly work. Already in the computer, individual elements of the structure are given markings that allow the assembly of entire parts of the structure in the correct order. At the design stage, it is already possible to certify future structures. This is extremely important, e.g. in the production of LNG installations, hydraulic devices, electrical systems or fire protection installations.

CADOR for students. So the role of engineers and computer programs for the design of ships and their components in the engine room and on the captain’s bridge is growing. However, design programs are changing as fast as our smartphones. Hence the need for education at the stage of engineering studies. At the Gdańsk University of Technology, CADOR has launched a Competence Center, where training on the latest Siemens and CADOR programs will take place. Each course will end with a certificate. The software sharing process is possible thanks to Siemens’ openness.

– Online training is conducted according to the same substantive program as stationary training. They differ in that the work is carried out on their own computer, the student receives appropriate CAD software for the duration of the training – explains Grzegorz Kozłowski.

How does education take place? The student receives a link to the session. After logging in, he observes what the trainer is doing. The student communicates with the teacher by voice, via chat or sharing a remote desktop. Student after completing the given exercises receives an assessment of the completed project. Training materials are provided in electronic form. After successfully completing the online training, the student receives a Certificate in accordance with the regulation of the Ministry of National Education. CADOR is a private educational institution entered in the state list of RSPO educational organizations. Photos: Marek Grzybowski