The amount of data that is generated during the design, construction, and operation of a ship is at an immense scale. The challenge of moving all that data seamlessly throughout a shipyard is an enormous task. SSI DigitalHub is how shipbuilders can take control of that data and turn it into the information that makes it easy to focus on shipbuilding.
Opening up the silos of legacy software, spreadsheets, employee knowledge, and engineering software is what allows every department to access the information they need. Organizing that information in a way that maintains coordination across departments, is designed for the requirements of shipbuilding, and is practical for the needs of Engineering, Planning, Production, and Product Management is crucial.
For critical activities like change management workflows, design reviews, and progress reports, it’s essential to track design changes through the duration of the project. DigitalHub supports all these activities by keeping snapshots of your data through time. DigitalHub can also control when documentation becomes officially released, ensuring that the production teams are working with the most up-to-date information.
No matter how messy the current shipyard system architecture is, as a foundational platform, DigitalHub provides immediate return from a small initial investment and can be further customized to satisfy the specific needs of any shipyard.
Seamless Integration with ShipConstructor
To make informed decisions going forward, it’s important to know a project’s current and past status. DigitalHub works by capturing the evolution of your ShipConstructor projects through time. Simply by using a standard web browser to view ShipConstructor items and their relationships, accurate data becomes easily accessible to users across all shipyard departments.
DigitalHub can be used immediately because it is pre-configured with ShipConstructor item types including:
ShipConstructor data is gathered into DigitalHub through EnterprisePlatform and is recorded as a data snapshot at a point in time. As your ShipConstructor project data changes, these can be periodically imported into DigitalHub to create the most current view of the data, as well as provide historical snapshots and change lists through time.
Secured Locally, Accessible from Anywhere
Especially for global organizations, being able to access the same information from anywhere is key to removing silos. Access to DigitalHubis web-based, so it does not require any applications to be installed on users’ desktop computers. DigitalHub is powered by the Aras Innovator PLM that uses standard Microsoft SQL Server and IIS technologies, meaning that your data stays local and accessible.
All these benefits are pre-configured into DigitalHub, ready for you to use free of charge with a subscription to the EnterprisePlatform Foundation.