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November 5, 2008
Software Release

ShipConstructor’s recognized efficiency and flexibility is present in the latest software release, R3, but this version also boasts some innovative features and a prelude to the future.

The release of ShipConstructor 2008 R3 represents significant software advances in the world of shipbuilding.

“We listened to what ShipConstructor users said they need or would like to see in our software and we invested considerable development time to make it happen,” said Rolf Oetter, President and CEO. “I believe current and potential customers will be very impressed with the results.”

The list of enhancements and features includes pipe routing and modeling tools for the Pipe Module, which is a complete 3D production modeling package based on a parametric catalog of stocks and standards. These tools allow for changes to the piping system by intelligently modifying connected parts. This “One Touch-Multiple Change” automation reduces human error while increasing accuracy.

The user can roughly lay out a system using only straight and elbow components then insert valves, tees, flange sets etc. at a later stage. Flanges and other connector components as well as end treatments on straights are adjusted automatically and reducers are inserted as required to accommodate changes in line size. All of these tools are fully integrated with the existing ShipConstructor Pipe routing environment and any operation that results in two parts connecting will automatically insert the required components.

The new Find & Replace feature for the Pipe Module allows the user to quickly change components used for an entire run and simplifies line-size change operations. The tools ensure that fitting components stay in the same location as before the find & replace operation, and adjusts any necessary straight components to ensure that the replaced system is still fully connected.

Also featured in 2008 R3 is the Universal Seat License Model, a flexible, cost reducing and ideal alternative in assessing resource allocation. As design projects progress through hull, structure, piping and on to production, universal licenses will provide the flexibility to apply resources where required. A seat that was used yesterday by a structural designer can be used today by a piping designer.

Building on the success of other ShipConstructor modules, the first stage of the Electrical Module is being introduced in R3. It allows users to define electrical cable and cable support libraries in preparation for use with the modeling and production output tools scheduled for release in 2009. The Electrical Module will be a seamless addition to the existing powerful ShipConstructor software package.

The ShipConstructor suite, considered mission-critical by the shipbuilding industry, is globally recognized for its ease of use, versatility and innovative development.

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