As an offshore engineer, you know that the work is complex and ever-changing. From designing and building offshore structures to maintaining and repairing existing ones, countless challenges exist. One of the most important tools is redlining. In this blog post, we will share the benefits of redlining. Understanding the power of redlining is essential for success. So, before we begin, let’s take a moment to review what redlining is and why it’s such a valuable tool for engineers working in the offshore industry.

What is redlining?

Redlining is a common term used in engineering and design work. It refers to adding comments or notes to a technical drawing using a red colored pen or pencil. The purpose of redlining is to highlight changes that need to be made to the drawing. Moreover, it helps point out potential problems or issues.

Benefits of redlining for offshore engineers

Redlining can be an essential tool for engineers in offshore assets requiring high collaboration. Firstly, it allows them to quickly and easily collaborate, comment, and review the design and construction of these complex systems. So, engineers use comments and suggestions to improve the technical documentation. This ensures that the final version of the offshore asset reflects the intended design and meets safety and performance requirements.

Next, an engineer can quickly and easily share their ideas with the rest of the team and see the changes and comments made by others in real-time. Hence, the design process is efficient and effective and helps identify and resolve potential problems or issues before they become significant challenges. 

Redlining can also help organize and prioritize comments and suggestions, allowing engineers to categorize their remarks according to different criteria, such as safety, efficiency, or cost. It ensures that the offshore asset is of the highest possible quality, and lastly, redlining can help prevent costly mistakes or errors during construction. For example, engineers reviewing a blueprint for an offshore platform can use redlining to draw attention to any potential safety hazards or design flaws. It allows the engineer to quickly and easily communicate their concerns to other team members without writing lengthy explanations or comments.

Assai’s solution for redlining

At Assai, our advanced functionality builds upon the core functionality to tailor our solution to your needs. Assai’s document management and control system enable users to integrate with a redlining tool seamlessly without many document versions in many places, keeping all the revisions centralized. Assai users can sort documents and assets by revision and easily assign them to the right stakeholders. Redline markup (RLMU) files are easy to upload to Assai or create directly in Assai Mobile. Drawings are clearly flagged when redlining files are available.

Our document control and document management system helps offshore energy projects and operations, in the oil and gas industry as well as the renewable energy industry. Check it out on our site, and feel free to book a demo!

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