Marine Design Solutions
A next generation ship design solution from concept, to design, to manufacturing output
In the next-generation digital enterprise environment, shipbuilders require design and management systems that can be used to effectively work with enormous amounts of data, while enabling efficient design of entire classes of ships. The benefit from an integrated design environment involving steel structure and outfitting design along with a tightly integrated analysis set of tools, enables faster design-analysis iterations to deliver better ship designs quicker.
Design your future ships with a next generation ship design software which can provide a focused environment for modelling the concept, detail design and manufacturing output information of ships. Speed up your design projects with the flexibility provided to organize your ship data in multiple views, and empower your designers to rapidly search, retrieve and work collaboratively on the end-to-end ship design process.
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Marine Design Solutions is made up of powerful features that allow you to build a custom solution. Read more about these features below.
Ship Basic Structure Design
Quickly model a preliminary macro view of the ship based on inputs available from the Concept design stage. The concept of a structural system supports early design stage analysis and the creation of reports and drawings required for approval by the Class societies. The basic design model is represented by plate and profile systems that are further split with seams into smaller subsystems. Rapidly define Decks, Longitudinal and Transverse bulkheads as part of the plate systems. Pillars, Stiffeners and Edge Reinforcement can be defined as part of profile systems. Standard parts, brackets and cutouts can be added to the basic design model. Copy and mirror basic design objects to quickly model these structural systems.
The basic design structure model is topological and lightweight. Design changes are automatically and quickly propagated to these topologically connected structures and its associated class drawings.
Ship General Arrangement
Ship General Arrangement is a 3D model based approach to quickly and accurately create a proposal for a new ship as part of the Concept design phase.
It creates a 3D model of the General Arrangement of a ship and corresponding 2D drawings.
Initialize the GA design process based on a configurable product structure along with the definition of the concept grid model and the deck based breakdown. Each deck can be detailed by individual designers into room spaces with standard equipment, parts and accommodation related items. Net and gross volume and surface area for each space is calculated. Main GA drawings, Tank plans, and Door/Window plan drawings can be associatively and quickly created along with tabular information. The 3D data created as part of GA design can drive basic steel structure design and also to generate marketing material like high resolution images and walkthroughs.
Ship Structure Detail Design
Either directly model a detailed representation of the structure of the ship based on Concept design stage outputs or transition the structural systems from a basic design model and then add the necessary secondary structural details. A parametric detail feature definition enables quick placement and modification of brackets, standard parts, openings, profile cutouts, clips and collars, chamfers, end cuts, corner cuts, edge cuts and flanged plates. Create structural pillars and apply insulation material to steel surfaces. Welds are generated using a rule driven command that automatically determines where welds are needed and defines the weld details.
The topologically connected detailed design model ensures quick propagation of design changes and has the ability to efficiently copy and mirror existing structural design thereby improving designer productivity.