Project Workflow

This is a overview of how projects work through the Bechtel Center using our Project Management System and Discord Server.

Starting Fall 2020: every project needs to have virtual project approval and a design consultation via Discord. An appointment needs to be made at any machine(s) for work to be done.

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  1. Create Proposal in the Project Management System
    • Under [My Proposals] select [Create New]
    • Fill out the project proposal form
  2. Complete the relevant safety badges in Passport
  3. Prepare your design by thinking about functional and stylistic goals, to be communicated (Engineering drawings/CAD designs preferred)
    • See the respective [Steps to a ___ Project] for specific design tips
  4. Join the Bechtel Innovation Design Center Discord Server with this server link
  5. Read the server rules, set your nickname
  6. Enter the [Waiting Room] voice channel
  7. Briefly explain your project and it will be approved or denied (with feedback)
  8. If your project is approved, when available, you will be sent to a consultation room for design review and any necessary modification
    • You will be added to the Bechtel Center Fusion Team for file access
    • *If no consultation slot is available, you can wait or schedule a future consultation
  9. *Once designs and manufacturing processes are verified, you can use the project management system to schedule time on any machine(s) you will be using.
    • Teams can only reserve one machine at a time. Anyone operating a machine is required to be familiar with what operations are taking place, (no handing off for others to babysit your program)
  10.  *Arrive 15 minutes before your time on the machine then get to work and make sure to have proper PPE (long pants, closed toed shoes, face mask) with you

*Subject to change