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<li>Stop copy/pasting</li>
<li>Start optioneering</li>
<li>Conceptual designs in hours</li>
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Transcend Design Generator

The future of treatment facility design

Transcend Design Generator (TDG) is an intuitive, online generative design platform that enables capital planners, project developers, and engineering professionals to rapidly generate preliminary engineering designs for water & wastewater treatment facilities

  • Stop copy/pasting
  • Start optioneering
  • Conceptual designs in hours
  • QA/QC designs
  • Accurate engineering documentation
  • Incorporate innovative technology options

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Solutions

Who We Work With

Transcend Design Generator (TDG) is used by the world’s leading equipment suppliers, engineering firms, and asset owners to streamline capital planning and budgetary processes.

Asset Owners & Utilities Asset Owners & Utilities

TDG helps asset owners and utilities evaluate more options in their capital planning and conceptual design processes – accelerating capital projects and reducing project risk.

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Technology Providers & OEMs Technology Providers & OEMs

TDG automates engineering and documentation workflows to deliver high quality, detailed, budgetary proposals and other project documents.

Transcend also offers options for sponsored content and lead generation.  Sign up for free to become a Transcend-Approved OEM today!

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EPCs, AECs, and Consultants EPCs, AECs, and Consultants

TDG empowers you to bring more value to your clients by enabling you to evaluate more options and scenarios, all with significantly more detail, during capital planning and preliminary design.

By reducing resources spent and letting software do the monotonous aspects of design, engineers can focus on more innovative and value-added work.

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Individuals Individuals

TDG works for individual engineers who want to grow their business and reduce their non-billable time.

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Academic & Continuing Ed. Academic & Continuing Ed.

We support student and academic access to the tool. Find out more.

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Who We Work With

57.9M people have been impacted by Transcend designs

Let’s design better infrastructure – start your journey today or book a demo through the links on the right.

Quality outputs

Outputs generated by TDG

You’ll be able to create conceptual designs of treatment facilities in 90% less time, delivering more value to your clients and reducing project risk.

Quality documents

Quality documents icon Quality documents

TDG utilizes industry-leading engineering design practices and calculations to deliver high quality, engineered documents like Preliminary Engineering Reports, Design Basis, Technical Description, and many more.

Equipment BOQ/BOM

Equipment BOQ/BOM icon Equipment BOQ/BOM

TDG also generates a preliminary mechanical design, including a PFD, Equipment BOQ/BOM, Load List, and IO List. Everything needed for cost estimation at your fingertips.

3D BIM models

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TDG generates a project-specific BIM model that is used to create a Civil BOQ/BOM and other important civil documents.

Quality documents

Quality documents icon Quality documents

TDG utilizes industry-leading engineering design practices and calculations to deliver high quality, engineered documents like Preliminary Engineering Reports, Design Basis, Technical Description, and many more.

Equipment BOQ/BOM

Equipment BOQ/BOM icon Equipment BOQ/BOM

TDG also generates a preliminary mechanical design, including a PFD, Equipment BOQ/BOM, Load List, and IO List. Everything needed for cost estimation at your fingertips.

3D BIM models

3D BIM models  icon 3D BIM models

TDG generates a project-specific BIM model that is used to create a Civil BOQ/BOM and other important civil documents.

Work flow

How TDG Works

TDG creates unique, optimized designs of water & wastewater treatment facilities by automatically combining decisions and calculations from multiple engineering disciplines (process, mechanical, electrical, & civil).

1

Design generator input and validation

TDG leverages proprietary databases and validation algorithms to check that inputs are valid and a design can be properly generated.

2

Cloud processing and process expertise

TDG incorporates hundreds of thousands of decision algorithms developed by experienced water engineers, and combines them with both steady-state and dynamic simulations to optimize and validate designs.

3

Creating quality documentation

TDG combs through global databases to select and size each piece of equipment for the facility.

4

5+ Design options for the client

TDG constructs a 3D Building Information Model (BIM) which can be used as a basis for costing projects, in addition to carrying through to detailed design.

1

Design generator input and validation

TDG leverages proprietary databases and validation algorithms to check that inputs are valid and a design can be properly generated.

2

Cloud processing and process expertise

TDG incorporates hundreds of thousands of decision algorithms developed by experienced water engineers, and combines them with both steady-state and dynamic simulations to optimize and validate designs.

3

Creating quality documentation

TDG combs through global databases to select and size each piece of equipment for the facility.

4

5+ Design options for the client

TDG constructs a 3D Building Information Model (BIM) which can be used as a basis for costing projects, in addition to carrying through to detailed design.

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Webinar

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When it comes to capital planning activities, utilities and their consulting partners struggle to keep up with the demands of the future – there simply isn’t enough time or budget to assess all potential options.

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Articles

Transcend Articles

Transcend believes each team member brings a unique viewpoint on what we do and how we do it. Read about Transcend through the eyes of some of our amazing colleagues by clicking the links below.

Parametric Design: What is It & How Is It Shaping The Industry

Parametric Design: What is It & How Is It Shaping The Industry

Parametric design is the future of engineering. Just as technology has advanced in every other industry, parametric design is shaping…

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Generative Design: The Ultimate Engineering Guide

Generative Design: The Ultimate Engineering Guide

Generative design has quickly become the next big thing in engineering and manufacturing. If you’re an engineer, project manager, planner,…

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I’ve just designed an entire treatment plant… now what?

I’ve just designed an entire treatment plant… now what?

Written by Adam Tank, Chief Customer Officer When we first discuss the concept of water & wastewater treatment design automation…

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Parametric Design: What is It & How Is It Shaping The Industry

Parametric Design: What is It & How Is It Shaping The Industry

Parametric design is the future of engineering. Just as technology has advanced in every other industry, parametric design is shaping…

Clock 1 day
Generative Design: The Ultimate Engineering Guide

Generative Design: The Ultimate Engineering Guide

Generative design has quickly become the next big thing in engineering and manufacturing. If you’re an engineer, project manager, planner,…

Clock 3 days
I’ve just designed an entire treatment plant… now what?

I’ve just designed an entire treatment plant… now what?

Written by Adam Tank, Chief Customer Officer When we first discuss the concept of water & wastewater treatment design automation…

Clock 2 weeks

Products

Technology Providers & OEMs Technology Providers & OEMs

TDG rapidly generates accurate budgetary proposals to help suppliers bid more, win more, and sell more.

Asset Owners and Utilities Asset Owners and Utilities

TDG streamlines the capital planning and conceptual design processes to accelerate project timelines and deliver better outcomes.

EPCs, AECs, and Consultants EPCs, AECs, and Consultants

TDG enables engineering firms to deliver more value to their clients & increase competitiveness.

Individuals Individuals

TDG works for individual engineers who want to grow their business and reduce their non-billable time.

Solutions Solutions

Take a peak behind the curtain to learn how TDG works.

Academic Academic

Transcend supports students and professors around the world to incorporate TDG into their curriculum.

Resources

Articles Articles

Read posts written by Transcend team members sharing their points of view on the company mission, vision, and products.

Webinars Webinars

Watch on-demand webinars like Transcend’s popular ‘How To’ series.

E-books E-books

Learn about Transcend software with short informational e-books.

Case studies Case studies

Understand how Transcend’s customers are utilizing TDG to bring more value to their customers and grow their businesses.

FAQ FAQ

View a list of the questions we are most frequently asked about our company and our software

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