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In ShipConstructor 2017 R2, SSI added capabilities for streamlining reviews, increasing HVAC modeling efficiency and numerous other enhancements. See highlights below.

New ShipConstructor HVAC Stock Parts: Inlet and Vane Turn Elbows



The Inlet Elbow is particularly useful when modeling in places around equipment where space is tight. This new elbow type part is characterized by:

  • Throat radius and heel radius that are typically the same (though the heel can be specified separately).
  • End profiles that vary only in width. The profile height is the same for both end 1 and end 2.
  • Typically a boxy shape with a rounded rectangular heel and throat.


This new HVAC part supports more accurate modeling, increases manufacturability and streamlines processes by having these parts included in BOMs and reports.



Also useful in tight spaces, the vane turn elbow is characterized by a mitered corner and an added vane channel down the middle to accommodate turning vanes and vane assemblies to facilitate airflow. (Note: vanes not included in part model.)


This new HVAC part supports more accurate modeling, increases manufacturability and streamlines processes by having these parts included in BOMs and reports.

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Product Hierarchy UDAs inherited by parts visible in AutoCAD Properties


In this release, SSI has improved the way the AutoCAD Properties palette displays values of User Defined Attributes assigned to ShipConstructor Structure parts. Now, all Structure parts that inherit their UDA values from a Product Hierarchy tree are capable of displaying those values directly in the Properties palette.


This produces a great advantage when exporting ShipConstructor drawings to Autodesk Navisworks for review and when sharing drawings with people who do not have access to the original Product Hierarchy tree. This is because you can more easily identify groups of structural parts. Reviews, material movement and planning for steel cutting are now much easier.

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ShipConstructor Unified Manual

To improve the searchability of the ShipConstructor manuals provided with the software, SSI now installs with a single unified ShipConstructor manual in PDF format. This lets a user search for topics that may span across several products.

Support for SQL Sever 2016

As part of SSI’s continuous modernization efforts, ShipConstructor 2017 R2 now supports SQL Server 2016. 

System Requirements


Supported Client Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10
Supported Server Operating Systems Windows Server 2008, 2008 R2, or 2012 (64-bit)
SQL Servers MS SQL Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2014 or 2016

Installer includes Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Express
Note that SQL Server 2012 Express Edition SP1 is no longer packaged with the installer.

Supported AutoCAD Platforms AutoCAD 2016 and 2017

AutoCAD Mechanical 2016 and 2017

AutoCAD P&ID 2016

AutoCAD Plant 3D 2016

Supported Autodesk Suites Product Design Suite 2016 and 2017

Factory Design Suite 2016 and 2017

Plant Design Suite 2016 and 2017

Design Suite 2016 and 2017

ShipConstructor 2017 R2 Installation Guide

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