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ProductHierarchy

OVERVIEW

  

ProductHierarchy is the hub within a project for production preparation. The build strategy is the primary product hierarchy which defines the assembly sequence for the project. Every part produced in each of the various modules has a place in the build strategy. Planning and scheduling departments define the build strategy to optimize the logical sequence of assembly based on production capabilities together with need-by and procurement dates. All ShipConstructor production output functions are driven by the build strategy, allowing for near-automatic generation of production drawings.

BENEFITS


EFFECTIVELY INTEGRATE ENGINEERING AND PRODUCTION
The product hierarchy allows each of the disciplines to come together at various stages within the assembly sequence for the project. 3D assembly drawings, arrangement drawings, and spool drawings are then generated automatically from the defined sequence, facilitating a high degree of modular construction. Additionally, production oriented activities such as plate and profile nesting can be driven by the defined assembly sequence.

CENTRALLY MANAGE PROJECT DATA
Production drawing generation, report generation, part naming and assembly visualization are all driven by the product hierarchy. Additionally, user defined attributes can be added to the items in the product hierarchy and used to drive or integrate with other processes. The product hierarchy becomes the central location from which much of the ShipConstructor project data can be located and managed.

EFFECTIVELY MANAGE CHANGE
Parts, spools, drawings and other artifacts can be automatically named via an intelligent rule based name generation engine that considers individual part attributes, location, type, drawing, and the location of the part or item in any of the defined product hierarchies. As the assembly sequence is modified, or parts are moved from one assembly to the other, the naming engine automatically reacts to the change without any input from the user. This ensures that part names are correct with little to no effort.

FEATURES


•    Create user defined build strategies
•    Include work products from all disciplines
•    Automatically generate and update part names based on location
•    Filter and generate production output by product hierarchy location
•    Visualize portions of the product hierarchy in 3D
•    Interact with the product hierarchy in 3D or via the logical user interface
•    Drag and drop modification of product hierarchies

PURCHASING INFORMATION


SSI REPRESENTATIVES

SSI provides consultation and products through a global network of sales and technical representatives.  For more information, please contact an SSI Representative in your region.
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PURCHASE AS PART OF A SUITE
ShipConstructor Suites are cost-effective packages of ShipConstructor software products that offer the greatest flexibility of all purchasing options. All suites allow the creation of an unlimited number of parts or objects within the included products.
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PURCHASE AS A MODULAR LICENCE
Modular licenses have the potential to provide clients the most cost effective solution if:
•    the number of users exceeds the limits of the Standard Edition and Premium Edition of the ShipConstructor Hull Structure and ShipConstructor Outfitting Suites,
•    the products required by individual users exceed those available in the Standard Edition and Premium Edition of the ShipConstructor Hull Structure and ShipConstructor Outfitting Suites,
•    the project size fits within the part counts of the Standard or Premium editions of the modular products,
•    it is clear when and by whom each product will be required.

SSI Representatives are standing by to assist you in identifying exactly which product configuration best fits your specific needs.
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FLEXIBLE PURCHASING OPTIONS
In keeping with SSI’s commitment to remaining the most flexible and adaptable CAD/CAM solution, SSI offers a variety of purchasing options. These include the ability to rent and lease the software for shorter periods of time. This flexibility ensures that clients can make adjustments as and when needed to always maintain the most cost effective solution.
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