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August 31, 2015
Software Release

Offshore Engineering Enhancements & Fast Model Loading

Offshore Enhancements

With the release of ShipConstructor 2016 R1.1, SSI provides additional enhancement for the offshore rig construction market, particularly with regards to weld management. These new features will benefit all shipbuilders but especially those wishing to expand into the offshore sector.

Get cutting edge features

ShipConstructor 2016 R1.1 is particularly geared towards early adopters of ShipConstructor’s latest productivity-enhancing capabilities; the predominant portion of new features are focused on ShipConstructor Subscription Advantage Pack clients.

Enhanced Weld functionality

Clients are increasingly wishing to diversify into oil rig construction. To remain competitive they require constant innovation and embrace early adoption of software advancements. Therefore, SSI continues to enhance ShipConstructor’s innovative WeldManagment product improving the ability to more efficiently model several common situations in rig building such as welding two sides of the same part to create structural pipes. UDA strings for weld objects and other innovative features have also been incorporated into an updated and modernized Weld Manager Palette interface.

Efficient pipe modeling workflow

Efficient pipe modeling is important in both ship and offshore construction so with this release, SSI Subscription Advantage clients will now be able to get a technical preview of a new Pipe Modeling Tool Palette which enables a more streamlined workflow.

More parts, more options

In every engineering discipline, workflows are continually analyzed by SSI experts in consultation with clients around the world to assess the needs of the marine construction industry. Based on this analysis, SSI has created a new customizable plate part in ShipConstructor 2016 R1.1. This new part enhances quality and efficiency by allowing junior designers to pick from catalogs created by more experienced members of the team. ShipConstructor also now has bevel standards for plate parts that are corrugated to prevent costly manual effort in production.

Retrieve models 10 times faster

Perhaps most eye-catching of all is the new ability to MLINK Navisworks NWC files utilizing AutoCAD 2016’s new feature to attach Coordination Models. Now users will be able to get a visual reference for equipment and structural placement over ten time faster than before. And this feature is not just for visualization; you can interact with Coordination Models as reference geometry as well.

Visualize an entire ship model within ShipConstructor

The amount of information that can be loaded via Coordination Models is enormous compared to traditional MLinks; now you can visualize an entire ship model within ShipConstructor.

Find out more

For more details, including screenshots, videos, and specifications, see the Release Information page.

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