What's New - ShipConstructor 2012

Technical Requirements

Supported Operating Systems:

XP (32-bit), Vista (32-bit and 64-bit), Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit), Windows Server 2003 (32-bit), Windows Server 2008 (32-bit and 64-bit) Windows Server 2008 R2 (32-bit and 64-bit)

SQL Servers:

SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3, SQL Server 2008, and SQL Server 2008 R2

Supported AutoCAD Platforms:

AutoCAD2010, AutoCAD 2011, and AutoCAD 2012

Side-by-Side Installation Compatibility

ShipConstructor 2012 supports side-by-side installation with ShipConstructor 2008, ShipConstructor 2009, and ShipConstructor 2011.


New Features in ShipConstructor 2012

AutoCAD 2012 Support
ShipConstructor 2012 enables users to work in the most advanced CAD environment by adding AutoCAD 2012 compatibility. AutoCAD 2012 offers several new tools and improvements such as enhanced surface modeling, enhanced point cloud support, direct access to AutoCAD WS, and in-application access to AutoDesk Exchange. ShipConstructor 2012 also supports AutoCAD 2011 and AutoCAD 2010.

AutoCAD 2012 Support (click on image to enlarge)

Enhanced Offset Construction Lines (click to enlarge)

Enhanced Offset Construction Lines
ShipConstructor 2012 increases modeling efficiency by allowing offset construction lines to be modified independently from their source lines. Offset construction lines can be shortened, lengthened, trimmed, and broken at a point without affecting the source line or breaking the offset relationship. This allows complex models to be created with simpler line work. It also makes subsequent modifications of already modeled construction lines much easier.

Enhanced Endcuts (click to enlarge)

Enhanced Endcuts
ShipConstructor 2012 reduces the number of endcut definitions required to populate a catalog with industry standard endcuts. Additional trim application options require fewer unique definitions and simplify the combined application of endcuts and trims.

One-Step Package and Deploy Project (click to enlarge)

One-Step Package and Deploy Project
ShipConstructor 2012 simplifies the process of backing up and transferring a project with new one-step commands: Package Project and Deploy Project. The Package Project command creates a compressed archive that includes all components of a ShipConstructor project, i.e. the database backup, all ShipConstructor drawings, and optionally any additional files that reside in the project folder. The Deploy Project command takes the archive produced by the Package Project command, checks the file for consistency, and then automatically deploys it to a specified server and location while creating a new PRO file so that there are no additional steps required to start working once the deployment is complete.

Side-by-Side Installation
ShipConstructor 2012 makes it easy to test or to execute multiple projects on multiple versions of ShipConstructor. On the same PC, side-by-side installation of ShipConstructor 2012 is supported with ShipConstructor 2008, 2009, and 2011.

Increased Speed
ShipConstructor 2012 reduces wait time with a number of improvements. The load times of distributed system model drawings have been reduced by up to 10%. Additionally, the time required to load and view distributed system part property data in AutoCAD has been reduced by 50%. This results in increased environment responsiveness, especially when selecting large numbers of parts. Finally, ShipConstructor 2012 allows the performance improvements contained within AutoCAD 2012 to be taken advantage of. As an example, AutoCAD 2012 offers superior performance when switching between different tabs on the ribbon.

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