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.

        • Company
        • Learn more about SSI and our leadership.

        • Locations & Contact
        • You need a partner with a global presence.

        • News
        • The latest on SSI and shipbuilding.

        • Events
        • Join us at our next event, conference, or trade show.

February 27, 2014
Behind the Curtain

As my first post on the Crow’s Nest I wanted to take the time to lay out my vision for this new space

Over the last 14 years with SSI I have been actively involved in all aspects of the business. I started out as one of a small team of developers working on the transition from CAD-Link to ShipConstructor. Since then I have done work in marketing, support, IT, sales, product management, management, and of course my latest role as CEO of the team. In all of those various roles, the one thing I always enjoyed more than anything else was interacting with our partners and clients around the world.

I’ve spent time in almost every conceivable place that designs or build ships. Much of that time was spent learning from the industry and sharing what I picked up from those that use ShipConstructor and Autodesk products. Over the years the number of markets and organizations that use ShipConstructor has grown, and the amount of time available for the type of interaction I enjoy (and frankly need to have in order to lead SSI) hasn’t kept pace. I will still spend much of my time on the road, but with the Crow’s Nest I will be able to share with, and learn from, more people than I otherwise would be able.

So what can you expect to see here? In some ways I’ll figure that out as we go along. Some of the things I know I will be talking about include SSI news, major shipbuilding programs and news, how technology is impacting our industry, how and why the industry adopts technology (or doesn’t), what other industries are doing with CAD/CAM technology, trends in the design and engineering of ships and offshore projects and more…

In an ideal world this space isn’t about one-sided communication, but about active conversation. I strongly encourage your expertise, comments, questions, and feedback to make that happen.


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