Streamlining ship design and production to cut costs

07 Aug 2017
Reviews at the initial design stages enabling significant production cost reductions

Reviews at the initial design stages enabling significant production cost reductions

Two industry heavyweights are looking to offer operators new solutions to better streamline integration between early stage design and production planning.

The aim of the collaboration between the global maritime software, services and data analysis provider, NAPA, and NTT Data Engineering Systems (NDES), also seeks to commercialise any new technology borne as a result of the partnership.

A spokesperson from the companies said: “Thanks to this collaboration, users will be able to conduct production reviews at the initial design stages enabling significant production cost reductions by optimising structural design and production schemes using NAPA product models earlier in the design stream.”

NAPA and NDES plan to initially develop and commercialise interface modules that enable 3D data linkage between NAPA’s structural design software NAPA Steel and NDES’s 3D ship structure viewing software Beagle.

NAPA Steel supports basic ship structural design, while Beagle supports production planning and design review using 3D models so the two software components complement each other well.

The new interface will take things to the next level and users will be able to take the 3D design data from NAPA Steel, created mainly for basic design purposes, and seamlessly create visualisations using Beagle.

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