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Release Information - ShipConstructor 2019 R2

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Streamlined WeldManagement Modeling Features


The ShipConstructor 2019 R2 release of WeldManagement includes a new framework for assigning weld standards.

  • Previously, you would have to determine and assign a standard to each weld individually based on a pre-defined weld schedule. Searching for, and applying these changes to hundreds of welds was time-consuming and inefficient.
  • New Weld Palette features allow you to mass-assign weld standards to multiple welds based on a pre-defined schedule, saving you a tremendous amount of time, and reducing human error.
  • Now we give you the ability to select as many welds as you want, and based on your pre-defined weld schedule, apply standards automatically to those welds with just a few clicks.
  • If standards have already been assigned to certain welds, users now have the ability to validate those instances.

These features will save time for ShipConstructor users who work with WeldManagement, minimizing human error, improving clarity and achieving greater order within the system.

Streamlined WeldManagement

Computer Aided Robotic Welding


ShipConstructor now supports a streamlined workflow for Computer Aided Robotic Welding providing the ability to generate robot-class 3D model and welding specification exports from ShipConstructor. This development is key to enable cost-effective utilization of robotic automation for one-off and high-mix/low-volume production in the defense and commercial shipbuilding industries.

Robotic Welding

Identify and Resolve Local and Global Clashes while you Model


The new ShipConstructor Clash Detection features add value by finding clashes earlier and providing tools to make it more efficient to track and correct them. With Clash Detection you can eliminate avoidable clashes earlier in the design stage, avoiding costly redesigns or field repairs.

  • Global clash detection works in the background while you continue to work on your model.
  • Global clash detection always checks your drawings against the live project…no more checking against stale snapshots of work completed.
  • Once identified, clashes become part of the ShipConstructor project so you can report on clashes, and when a drawing is opened, any known clashes for parts in that drawing will be shown, even if found elsewhere in the project.
  • View clashes and related commands in the new Clash palette. The new Palette supports advanced filtering and grouping to help you focus attention on what matters to you. Quickly visualize clashing parts through partviews. This enables you to quickly assess the situation and update your model. Easily navigate to the drawings you need right from the clash palette. As work progresses (assessing, fixing and checking the clash), its status can be updated to reflect progress through the workflow
  • Local clash detection offers a faster "light-weight" check within the current drawing, requiring fewer system and network resources
  • Clash detection will replace Interference checking in future releases of ShipConstructor.

Make your clash management more efficient with the new Clash detection features within ShipConstructor 2019 R2. A truly revolutionary approach to save time and costs in ship design.

Identify and Resolve Local and Global Clashes

Performance Improvements


Performance improvements have been achieved for multiple product areas

  • Model Drawing loading
  • UDA retrieval for Parts, Assemblies, creating Assembly drawings
  • HVAC and Pipe Accessories handling
  • Check and Repair Project
  • Product Hierarchy
  • Save for large projects
  • Loading space allocations by extents, production drawings from volumes, production drawings by support extents

Furthermore, Administrator now offers features that support basic and block trace processing to help identify performance bottlenecks:

  • Start / stop data collection with Administrator; blocking and performance data can be captured and analyzed
  • Extended Events as an option; thus collection of performance data has minimal performance impact
  • Get execution plan on demand with the script provided by SSI
  • Clear query cache to clean up a bad execution plan
  • Capture and report Operating System Wait stats for insight into issues experienced and general health of a SQL Server instance.

SQL Blocking events can be analyzed, providing details about the source, cause and impacts of blocking queries. The improvements to performance mean a better understanding and control of SQL database management and optimization and tools all contained within a single location in Administrator.

Performance Improvements - Start Trace

Hull Effectivity: Transfer Spool Drawings


Sister Ship projects will benefit with a new addition to the growing Hull Effectivity features lineup, as ShipConstructor now supports transferring spool drawings to a destination project with a similar catalog. Add production related information automatically between projects using similar references.

Transfer Spool Drawings

Project Insights Reports


In order to assist with project management ShipConstructor has introduced the ability to create reports based on project data and commands usage.

This technology preview includes a selection of reports that provide managers with real-time information regarding time allocation, resource usage, log details and activity usage while ShipConstructor is being used.

  • Help clients manage their teams and projects
  • Offers Project Insights reports that answer questions like:
    • Where is my team spending their time (e.g, per drawing type)
    • How is my team getting the work done (e.g., per commands used)
    • When is the work getting done (e.g., project trends over time)

 

Project Insights

System Requirements

Supported Client Operating Systems

Windows 7 (64-bit), Windows 10

Supported Server Operating Systems

Windows Server 2016, 2012 and 2012 R2

Please note the following dates for end of mainstream support by Microsoft:
Windows Server 2012: 2018-10-9
Windows Server 2012 R2: 2018-10-9

.Net Framework

.NET Framework 4.6.2 (installed automatically)

SQL Servers

MS SQL Server 2017, 2016, 2014, 2012.

Note: Installer includes Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Express for projects of 5 or less users only.

Supported AutoCAD Platforms

2018 and 2019:
AutoCAD, AutoCAD Mechanical,
AutoCAD Plant3D (for ShipConstructor P&ID Design Validation functionality of Pipe)

Navisworks

Navisworks 2018 and 2019

Side-by-side Installation Compatibility

ShipConstructor 2019 can be installed side-by-side with any
previous major ShipConstructor version; each installed version
of ShipConstructor requires its own dedicated instance of AutoCAD.

ShipConstructor 2019 R2 Installation Guide


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Release Information - ShipConstructor 2019 R1.1

New WeldManagement Palette and Improvements

 
Many improvements have been made to Weld Management, including a new Weld Manager Palette, which has moved from the Subscription Advantage Pack to core, as well as many enhancements and workflow improvements to weld paths, creating, modifying and saving welds.

New Faster and more Flexible MLink Manager Palette


The MLink Manager has moved from the Subscription Advantage pack to the core product. The new MLink Manager links Navisworks into ShipConstructor in a seamless workflow, offering a fast lightweight capability for referencing drawings.

MLink-Improved

Equipment Stock Creation via AutoCAD Solids

 
SSI 2019 R1.1 allows you to easily create an equipment stock from an AutoCAD solid.

Hull Effectivity now supports Penetrations, Supports and Standard Assemblies


Standard Assemblies, Pipe Supports and Penetrations are now supported by the Transfer Changes across projects group of commands. This represents an expansion of the Technology Preview introduced in the previous release. It offers the ability to transfer modeling changes between projects. This technology is being developed to make it easier for SSI software users to manage changes between sister ships.

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 Project Insights

 
Several improvements have been made to how CIP (now called Project insights) is enabled and managed:

- A new Project Setting for Administrators to enable/disable Project Insights data collection project-wide (for all users),
- Created a new Project Insights permission group in Manager,
Additional information now captured includes:
- Latest AutoCAD update applied,
- Times of drawing open/close/activation/deactivation.

System Requirements

 

Supported Client Operating Systems

Windows 7 (64-bit), Windows 10

Supported Server Operating Systems

Windows Server 2016, 2012 and 2012 R2

Please note the following dates for end of mainstream support by Microsoft:
Windows Server 2012: 2018-10-9
Windows Server 2012 R2: 2018-10-9

.Net Framework

.NET Framework 4.6.2 (installed automatically)

SQL Servers

MS SQL Server 2017, 2016, 2014, 2012.

Note: Installer includes Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Express for projects of 5 or less users only.

Supported AutoCAD Platforms

2018 and 2019:
AutoCAD, AutoCAD Mechanical,
AutoCAD Plant3D (for ShipConstructor P&ID Design Validation functionality of Pipe)

Navisworks

Navisworks 2018 and 2019

Side-by-side Installation Compatibility

ShipConstructor 2019 can be installed side-by-side with any
previous major ShipConstructor version; each installed version
of ShipConstructor requires its own dedicated instance of AutoCAD.

ShipConstructor 2019 Installation Guide


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Release Information - ShipConstructor 2019

Greatly Increased Capabilities for Pipe, Nest and Suites Users


SSI 2019 includes changes to the licensing model to make our products easier to understand and increase value to our clients.

License changes include:
Pipe - Now includes all the functionalities of Pipe, PipeSupports, PipeLink, and P&ID Design Validation.
NestNow includes all the functionalities of ManualNest, AutomaticNest and ProfileNest.
Suites - Now, all users of ShipConstructor Suites conveniently have both Hull Structure and Outfitting Modeling tools since the suites have been consolidated into three types: Standard Suite, Premium Suite and the Ultimate Suite.

AutoCAD, SQL, and Server Upgrades

 

AutoCAD

  • Now compatible with both AutoCAD 2019 and 2018

Windows Server

  • Now supports Windows Server 2016 in addition to 2012 and 2012 R2 (See note below)

SQL Server

  • Now supports SQL Server 2017 in addition to SQL Server 2016,2014 and 2012. A key new feature of SQL 2017 is Automatic tuning. Automatic tuning is a database feature that provides insight into potential query performance problems, recommend solutions, and fix identified problems.

 

Client Requested: Improved Labels

 

SSI has developed a completely new framework that enables you to use predefined Property Label styles while labeling!

  • Introduced functionality so you no longer need to spend time on building each label individually.

  • Improved Production drawing consistency across entire project through use of Label Styles.

  • Transitioned Property Labels to be AutoCAD MLeaders.

  • Streamlined the process of placing multiple Property Labels. Now, adding multiple labels only takes a couple of clicks per label!

  • Introduced the ability to lock the appearance for SCONLABEL BOM labels.

Client Requested: Hull Effectivity

 
You can now transfer modeling changes for the major part types between projects with similar catalogs. This is a technical preview of the technology being developed to make it easier for clients to manage changes between sister ships. The current functionality allows clients to make modeling changes in one project and to easily apply those changes to other projects including:

1. Creating new parts
2. Updating existing parts
3. Deleting removed parts

The parts to be transferred can be selected in 3 ways:

1. Selection of parts in a drawing


2. Using the Load Manager
 

3. Using ShipConstructor Tasks


Before the transfer goes through clients are given a detailed view of all the changes which are going to be made and a report of any things which need to be corrected before a transfer can proceed.

 Client Requested: Mark Group Intersections for Distributed Systems


You can now select most Distributed Systems drawings and part types in the Mark Group Intersections command when creating 3D solid intersections.

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Revisions and Tasks


SSI 2019 offers improved revision and task support when creating, deleting or modifying Distributed Systems parts and stocks as well as WorkShare.

revisions2

System Requirements

 

Supported Client Operating Systems

Windows 7 (64-bit), Windows 10

Supported Server Operating Systems

Windows Server 2016, 2012 and 2012 R2

Please note the following dates for end of mainstream support by Microsoft:
Windows Server 2012: 2018-10-9
Windows Server 2012 R2: 2018-10-9

.Net Framework

.NET Framework 4.6.2 (installed automatically)

SQL Servers

MS SQL Server 2017, 2016, 2014, 2012.

Note: Installer includes Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Express for projects of 5 or less users only.

Supported AutoCAD Platforms

2018 and 2019:
AutoCAD, AutoCAD Mechanical,
AutoCAD Plant3D (for ShipConstructor P&ID Design Validation functionality of Pipe)

Navisworks

Navisworks 2018 and 2019

Side-by-side Installation Compatibility

ShipConstructor 2019 can be installed side-by-side with any
previous major ShipConstructor version; each installed version
of ShipConstructor requires its own dedicated instance of AutoCAD.

ShipConstructor 2019 Installation Guide


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Release Information - ShipConstructor 2018 R2.1

 

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New Possibilities in MarineDrafting

 
List of Improvements:

• Create view from Plane
• Create view from Location; this comes with a brand new location selector dialog
• Create view from Object
• Ability to create new Section Only views
• Set the view section plane position, view location and bounding box dimensions from the property palette
• Show spool breaks in MarineDrafting views
• Show pipe yin yangs in MarineDrafting views
• Option to not generate internal hidden lines for Equipment
• Suppressing generation of internal crease lines for bent pipes
• Option to drop a view onto the "Ship" at its true location in 3D space (helpful for background referencing)
• Background views

MDViewCreation

Revision and Tasks for Structure


ShipConstructor 2018 R2.1 offers improved revision and task support when creating, deleting or modifying Structure parts and stocks.

RevisionsTasks

Improved Start Page


You will benefit from recent improvements to our start page including:

• Start Navigator
• Start Project Explorer
• Launch Manager
• See the latest Nexus discussions, Knowledge Base articles, videos and more
• Read short descriptions about the latest SSI features

Enhancements for Subscription Users


The Subscription Advantage Pack is a special benefit that is available to customers with active subscriptions, and offers early access to new features.

Set UDAs from Volumes


This new functionality allows users to assign User Defined Attribute values to parts in specific volumes. As an example, you may want to create a volume that defines the engine room and ensure that a UDA specifying engine room is assigned to all parts within that space.

Model Link Manager


Our new MLink Manager palette will allow you to easily manage references to model drawings as well as production drawings. New Model Linking functionality is comprised of the new Manager, the new drawing selector dialog and new possibilities such as MLinking production drawings into model drawings and vice versa.

MLinkManager

Global Clash Detection


As an outfitting modeler, you will love the addition of global clash detection so you can model more efficiently by addressing clashes earlier between your model and the rest of the project.

GlobalClashDetection

System Requirements

 

Supported Client Operating Systems

Windows 7, Windows 10

Supported Server Operating Systems

Windows Server 2008, 2008 R2, or 2012 (64-bit)

SQL Servers

MS SQL Server 2012, 2014 or 2016 are recommended

 

Installer includes Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Express for projects of 5 or less users.
Note that MS SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 are no longer supported.

Supported AutoCAD Platforms

AutoCAD 2018

AutoCAD Mechanical 2018, AutoCAD Plant3D 2018

Navisworks

Navisworks 2018

Side-by-side Installation Compatibility

ShipConstructor 2018 can be installed side-by-side with any
previous major ShipConstructor version; each installed version
of ShipConstructor requires its own dedicated instance of AutoCAD.

ShipConstructor 2018 R2.1 Installation Guide


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Release Information - ShipConstructor 2018 R2


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 MarineDrafting Enhancements




Automatically Generated Pipe and HVAC Centerlines


In ShipConstructor 2018 R2, we have introduced two new options when generating MarineDrafting geometry. You can now enable the display of pipe and HVAC centerlines in 2D output. Automatically inserted centerlines will save you a significant amount of time when placing dimensions and performing general detailing of production drawings.

MD1

MD2

Simplified and Detailed Representations of 2D Geometry


Another useful feature added in this release is the ability to choose between simplified and detailed representations of parts in 2D views. Depending on the scale of production output that needs to be delivered, you have the option to show a high level of detail in your drawings as well as the option to minimize geometry by using simplified representations for some parts. Note that simplified representations currently apply to Structure parts only. If this option is enabled, all stiffeners and hidden plate parts that meet the required conditions will be generated as single lines opposed to showing them as complete 3D solids projected onto a 2D plane.

MD3

MD4

MD5

Consistent Results when Generating Output


There are also significant enhancements to the MarineDrafting view generation algorithm. These enhancements range from addressing missing geometry for hidden plates to reworking the low-level code responsible for consistency of 2D output. The improved algorithm ensures a much higher quality 2D output and addresses an issue of the original geometry reappearing in the drawing on top of your manual work after updating the view.

MD6

Lightweight Model Link


The Lightweight Model Link Manager allows you to quickly bring a stage into your current model drawing to see how your work references against everything else in the ship. This is done without the performance hit of the traditional Model Link which uses drawings.

LightweightModelLink

Label List Palette Enhancements




Based on the enthusiastic response it received, after additional development this feature has now been moved out of the Subscription Advantage Pack and into the core product. With just one look at the Label List palette you now can instantly tell which parts are missing labels and where those parts are located in a drawing. This helpful Production Palette has several convenient features such as the ability to select parts in model space, the ability to initiate manual labeling and the ability to change the visual presentation of data.

LabelList

Generate Names by Unit


A new enhancement to our Generate Names functionality for Naming Conventions allows you to simply pick one or multiple units in your project and update part names. The previous functionality to Generate Names for the entire project remains the same.

GenerateNames

System Requirements

 

Supported Client Operating Systems

Windows 7, Windows 10

Supported Server Operating Systems

Windows Server 2008, 2008 R2, or 2012 (64-bit)

SQL Servers

MS SQL Server 2012, 2014 or 2016 are recommended

 

Installer includes Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Express for projects of 5 or less users.
Note that MS SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 are no longer supported.

Supported AutoCAD Platforms

AutoCAD 2018

AutoCAD Mechanical 2018, AutoCAD Plant3D 2018

Navisworks

Navisworks 2018

Side-by-side Installation Compatibility

ShipConstructor 2018 can be installed side-by-side with any
previous major ShipConstructor version; each installed version
of ShipConstructor requires its own dedicated instance of AutoCAD.

ShipConstructor 2018 R2 Installation Guide


See Manuals in SSI Nexus

Download Information


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Release Information


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Purchasing Information


To purchase the software or renew your Subscription contact an SSI Representative