Software, services, and expertise for the business of shipbuilding.

        • Achieve a Quick ROI
        • Sliced implementations and our expertise means a benefit from day one, without a lengthy setup.

        • Integrate, Collaborate, Re-use
        • SSI’s Open Shipbuilding Platform gives you a future-proof source of truth for your shipbuilding projects.

        • Change Management
        • Get visibility into changes, understand the impacts, and have the right information at the right time to execute the change.

        • Adapt and Innovate
        • Create a local or virtualized shipbuilding environment for your global distributed workforce.

        • Changing from Another Solution
        • SSI makes it easy to switch from other platforms and keep your existing data.

        • Design
        • The most significant opportunities to impact the cost of building and operating a ship are found in the design and engineering phase.

          Initial Design  |  Basic Design  |  Detailed Design

        • Build
        • Even a smaller shipbuilding project is immense in scope and scale. Manage the challenges that are unique to ship construction.

          Prepare  |  Fabricate  |  Assemble

        • Maintain
        • With the majority of a ship’s life taking place after it’s been built, it’s crucial to ensure that the organization has a clear picture of the vessel at all times.

          Digital Twin  |  Repair / Refit  |  Operations

        • Nexus
        • SSI Nexus is a community for users, creators, & implementers of SSI software.

        • SSI Certified Training
        • SSI Certified Training allows SSI users to access detailed training exercises, materials, courses, and certifications.

        • SSI Blogs
        • The SSI blogs are your place to get insights from our CEO into the intersection of shipbuilding and technology, see how shipbuilding is moving forward, and keep up with SSI news.

          Lighthouse Waveform  |  Shipbuilding Solutions

        • ShipConstructor
        • A complete line of solutions for the design, engineering, and construction of ships and offshore projects.

        • EnterprisePlatform
        • Tools to connect and share data across every system in the shipyard and make information available.

        • ShipbuildingPLM
        • The only truly shipbuilding-specific product lifecycle management (PLM) platform.

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        • Learn more about SSI and our leadership.

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        • You need a partner with a global presence.

        • News
        • The latest on SSI and shipbuilding.

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PTC and SSI are creating a digital thread that spans the entire lifecycle by aligning vessel information from design and construction with in-service requirements. An open, automated, and secure connection between SSI ShipConstructor, SSI’s Information Platform, and PTC Windchill will maximize the benefits for shipbuilders, owners, and operators.

A Full Lifecycle PLM Infrastructure

Ships are an extreme example of a system of systems. Vast data sets, complex BOMs, and dozens of technology tools and formats all play a role. Because the shipyard and the end operator of the vessel need access to a source of truth for all of a project’s information, PTC and SSI have joined forces to create an open, integrated solution that fosters seamless data exchange between shipyard and end operator. 

Empowering Shipbuilders

Together, PTC and SSI are committed to providing a comprehensive and integrated solution that simplifies the shipbuilding process and supports complete lifecycle management of every project from concept to decommission. 

In shipyard system architectures where PTC solutions are the gateway to wider shipyard operations or IoT activities, the integration with SSI solutions keeps project information flowing automatically to where it is needed most. Pre-configured for shipbuilding, the project’s digital twin has the rich data needed to support downstream processes and teams. 

“Digital transformation requires breadth and capability across the entire lifecycle.”

Ian Boulton, Sr. Director, FA&D Digital Transformation, PTC

Empowering Operators and Navies 

The operator benefits from access to rich product data generated as part of the 3D ship design and the BOM import, as well as the synchronization capabilities of modern PLM systems. Natively organizing data into standard naval views and product structures, such as the ESWBS (Electronic Standard Work Breakdown Structure), reduces configuration costs.  

The close link between shipbuilder and operator systems means additional attributes for identifying parts in the product support structure can be determined early in the lifecycle, allowing the operator to access 3D geometry and product support data much sooner for planning purposes. For example, an Integrated Logistics Support Plan (ILS-P) can be initiated earlier to prepare the supply chain and maintenance requirements. 

A Digital Thread Strategy 

Maintaining digital twin data for in-service vessels is time-consuming and costly without a direct connection to the source of engineering data. PTC and SSI’s partnership enables intelligent linking between the design and construction PLM system at the shipyard and the in-service PLM system at the operator. This connection ensures the success of an operator’s digital twin strategy by streamlining data exchange, promoting accuracy, and reducing costs.