Modern shipbuilding is possible thanks to the detailed and rich digital twin and project model. SSI 2024 R1.1 introduces SSI Portal, a new, centralized user interface designed specifically to allow shipbuilders and designers to navigate the rich object relationships in a project. Stripping down the complexity of the model and reducing the time it takes to execute processes.
This release also features updates to clash status changes, adds background system and model drawing updates, introduces catalog revisions, and more. Join the release webinar and see why our clients are already excited about these updates.
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Model-based navigation with SSI Portal
SSI Portal allows for seamless navigation of the project model and acts as a window to find exactly what you are looking for. Portal removes the constraints that many design and engineering tools place on how designers and engineers visualize and interact with the 3D product model – eliminating the need to rely on drawings for navigation.
A diverse search allows for exploration and interrogation of the model through object relationships, while also providing quick and seamless navigation to core functionality within the ShipConstructor environment.
- Search for a wide range of objects within the model by name, GUID, or through Load Manager.
- Integration into drawings to allow for objects to be loaded into the Portal directly.
- Quickly navigate to the relevant Product Hierarchy, Assembly, and Revisions. UDAs, Tasks, and more.
- Load PartViews of selected search objects for quick and lightweight visualization.
- Requires no knowledge of the drawing file structure within the project.
- Integration with ShipbuildingPLM to allow navigation to the parent PLM instance if present.
Bulk change clash statuses
Based on feedback from the Nexus Community Wishlist, a streamlined workflow has been created for editing of multiple Clash Statuses and UDA values from within the Clash Palette or Clash Manager.
Clash detection workflows are an important part of both the model review process as well as the modeling effort, for both designers and checkers of their work.
Modifying single clash objects individually can be time consuming, and with the enhancements to the clash palette and clash manager, users can update the status of clashes, simply by selecting multiple list items and making the changes in bulk.
Update model and system drawings in the background
Updating System and Model drawings is now easier and more efficient.
Running SCUPDATEMODELANDSYSTEMDRAWINGS will now recreate or update all model and system drawings using background processes, allowing the user to continue working on the current active task without interruption or down time:
- Leverages ShipConstructor’s Background Processing.
- Recreates or updates all selected model and system drawings from the database.
- Performs the work in the background while you work.
- Check progress with the Background Processes Monitor.
Push stock changes from Project Item List
A one-click change of stock from the Project Item List (PIL) for equipment parts associated with PIL items. Along with Design Validation, provides a streamlined way to identify stock changes from functional design and apply all stock changes to the associated parts for an entire drawing.
Look up lock status
ShipConstructor users such as modelers, drafters, their leads or managers who do not have permission to lock or grant access, now have a way to see what is locked and who has access to these locked areas of the model. This will provide them with a clear picture of what their teams may need to gain access to in order to get assigned work done.
Track modifications to catalog items
Modifications to Structure catalog items and General objects in Manager are now tracked in revisions. With changes tracked, change management of downstream objects can point to the source of the changes in the catalog.
Expect Catalog revisions for outfitting items to follow in SSI 2024 R2.
Updated SSI Certified Training
Accompanying this release, SSI Training now offers a formal certified training curriculum for Clashes.
After our newly developed Clashes Training exercises was released back in May, we began working diligently on incorporating these new exercises into our SSI Training program and the Verifier software.
Furthermore, we have also modernized two existing training courses to coincide with the latest ShipConstructor versions, including updated screenshots and instructions. Additional courses that have been revised include Hull Modeling and Pipe & HVAC Penetrations.
These updates have been released accompanying ShipConstructor 2024 R1.1 and can be found on both the SSI Learning Downloads Nexus page and MyLearning.
- Hull Modeling
- Pipe & HVAC Penetrations
Foundational platform upgrades
SSI 2024 now supports Windows 11.
Register for the webinar and watch it live to see these new features and improvements in action. There’s no better way to experience what’s new for this release.
|Supported Client Operating Systems||Windows 10, 11 (64-bit)|
|Supported Server Operating Systems||Windows Server 2022, 2019, 2016|
|.Net Framework||.NET Framework 4.7 (installed automatically)|
|SQL Servers||MS SQL Server 2022, 2019. SQL Server 2022 Express is included with the installer. Note: Express editions are suitable for projects with 5 or fewer users only.|
SQL Enterprise 2019+ for WorkShare Teams
|Supported AutoCAD Platforms||2023 and 2022:|
AutoCAD, AutoCAD Mechanical,
AutoCAD Plant3D (for ShipConstructor P&ID Design Validation functionality of Pipe)
|Supported Navisworks Versions||2023 and 2022:|
Navisworks Simulate, Navisworks Manage
|Side-by-side Installation Compatibility||ShipConstructor 2024 can be installed side-by-side with any previous major ShipConstructor version; each installed version of ShipConstructor requires its own dedicated instance of AutoCAD.|
SSI Installation Guide
Access the latest ShipConstructor manual on SSI Nexus for detailed installation instructions and system requirements for this release.
To download this release, visit the downloads section of SSI Nexus. There, you can get access to all the latest SSI releases.
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