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Structure

OVERVIEW

  

Structure offers rapid 3D production detailing of internal hull structure. It combines aspects of both associative and parametric 3D modeling but is tailored specifically to the design of ships and offshore structures. Accurate and intelligent 3D project models can be created very quickly utilizing a cross section of shipbuilding specific capability and native AutoCAD tools.

BENEFITS


MANAGEABLE CHANGE
The intuitive, associative modeling tools found in the ShipConstructor Structure product allow changes to be made to existing designs in a predictable and manageable way. Since a change in a portion of the product model will cause modifications in other portions, ShipConstructor outlines what those modifications will be. This provides a true understanding of the impact of any change.

INTELLIGENT MODELS WITH LESS EFFORT
Associations in the 3D project model are automatically created as the user employs standard AutoCAD commands during the design process. This provides the benefits of an associative modeling environment without the extensive training and experience that is often required.

STANDARDS-BASED DESIGN
The 3D project model is built using a range of configurable shipbuilding standards including flanges, profile cutouts, standard brackets, stiffener endcuts, marking styles, corner treatments and more. The required standards are either selected manually by the user or automatically selected according to predefined associative rules for each project. As these standards are changed in the library over time, the project model automatically reflects their current state.

WORLD-CLASS DRAFTING
ShipConstructor provides an array of marine specific tools that are required in the detailing of production drawings. These tools include: configurable BOMs; automatic labeling of piece parts, spools and assemblies; spool dimensioning; weld symbols; quality control and more. These capabilities build on and work together with the 2D drafting capabilities provided by AutoCAD, the world leader in this area.

ASSOCIATIVE PRODUCTION DESIGN
Production information including expanded flange information, stiffener marklines, bevel information and more is automatically created from shipyard standards contained in the project library as the 3D model is built. The production information remains associatively linked to the related elements in the 3D project model as changes occur.

DESIGN REUSE
A combination of Standard Assemblies and the capabilities of WorkShare allow existing work to be leveraged. This results in a significant reduction in engineering hours. These tools allow the reuse of individual portions of the project model, entire blocks and their corresponding production drawings, or entire projects.

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FEATURES


•    Define internal plate structure
•    Define internal profiles and extrusions
•    Automatically generate part names from build strategy and other data
•    Automatically add stiffener cutouts to intersecting parts
•    Automatically add required bevel information
•    Define planking sections
•    Automatically create associative marking for piecemarks, part orientation, stiffeners, bevels, faceplates and more
•    Apply extra material to part boundaries
•    Create 2D Workshop and Class Approval drawings
•    Create 3D Assembly drawings from all disciplines
•    Create 2D profile plots and sketches

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
While ShipConstructor Suites offer the most flexibility and value, modular licenses may be optimal if you are working on a small project. Another feature of modular licenses is that they offer network capability without the need to purchase a ShipConstructor Suite Ultimate Edition. Having both modular licenses and suites may sometimes be the best strategy.

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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