ShipConstructor's AutoCAD foundation leads to a decrease in required training time. ShipConstructor is built on top of AutoCAD, one of the world's most widely used CAD programs. The AutoCAD foundation provides a population of skilled workers already familiar with the basic tools and general look and feel of the software. Additionally, ShipConstructor is a suite of products targeted specifically at the shipbuilding and offshore industries. This basic philosophy behind the technology allows clients to directly interact with the 3D product model of a ship or offshore project in a manner that is natural for their business. Users with a solid foundation of AutoCAD skills and a decent understanding of the industry are armed with the tools required to quickly become proficient with the software. Competing products are widely recognized as requiring as much as 400% greater training to achieve the same level of proficiency.
All departments utilize a single Marine Information Model with associated production output. This means all departments can work within the same model concurrently: responding to changes from other disciplines in real time. Production drawings are dynamically linked to the model so that when the model changes they are automatically updated without any loss of custom detailing. Consequently the engineering team can start production drawings much earlier.
Additionally, seamless integration with Autodesk NavisWorks enables effective design review, allowing production staff to be brought into the design process earlier. This can significantly reduce late design changes and errors in production.
The native format of ShipConstructor is DWG which is one of the most common standards for data exchange. ShipConstructor can also consume and create virtually any format required for communication with associated service providers in the shipbuilding industry including Autodesk DWG, DXF, DWF, SAT, STEP, IGES, and 3DM. This level of interoperability makes it far easier to import information from suppliers, manufacturers and subcontractors into ShipConstructor.
ShipConstructor has created an open architecture and is committed to a best of breed approach to meeting the requirements of the shipbuilding and offshore industries. Integration and interoperability are supported by an open, accessible relational database with numerous APIs (Application Programming Interfaces). This enables ShipConstructor to work with a variety of software packages including initial design, FEA, PLM and ERP applications.
A natural byproduct of this commitment to collaboration is customization; the open architecture provides clients with the foundation to adapt the software and maintain a competitive advantage. In addition to ShipConstructor's own APIs, clients can utilize the Autodesk ObjectARX API included with AutoCAD and currently in use by more than 2500 developers worldwide to customize the ShipConstructor product suite.
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ShipConstructor has done a very good job at collaborating with the yards to produce powerful, but cost-effective software that is easy to use.
Mr. Michael Complita, Production Manager, Production Support Division, Elliott Bay Design Group, USA. User since 1991.
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