• 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

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        • SSI Nexus is the place where users, creators, & implementers of SSI software get together. Here they discuss best practices & industry trends, tackle common challenges, gain access to the latest software, and provide input into the future of the products that bring them together.

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        • The SSI blog is your place to get insights into the intersection of shipbuilding and technology, how our industry is moving forward, and keep up with SSI news. It’s the only place to read the latest from Denis Morais and Darren Larkins, SSI’s co-CEOs.

          Lighthouse Waveform  |  Shipbuilding Solutions

        • ShipConstructor
        • Engineering information is a shipbuilder’s most important asset. Getting that information to fit your business means using a solution that is built to handle shipbuilding’s unique challenges and information requirements throughout each stage of a vessel’s lifecycle.

        • EnterprisePlatform
        • Every process in a shipyard requires data. Seamlessly sharing that data across tools in the correct format needed allows for meaningful, actionable information to be consumed throughout the organization. Providing the freedom to choose the tailored tools required for a shipbuilding project.

        • ShipbuildingPLM
        • ShipbuildingPLM is the only product lifecycle management (PLM) platform that is specifically built for the business of shipbuilding. It allows your shipyard to manage and organize information, understand change, build a foundation for digital innovation, and support MRO activities – without the risks and costs of traditional PLM implementations.

        • Company
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        • You need a partner with a global presence.

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        • Partners
        • Learn more about our Platform and Development Partners.

        • Clients
        • See the industry leaders who trust SSI.

        • Careers
        • Help us make the business of shipbuilding possible.

Shipbuilding requires careful coordination among many departments, but far too often the information for decisions is siloed in numerous legacy software systems and spreadsheets. A system, designed specifically for Shipbuilding, that offers a practical and organized set of information for your Engineering, Planning, Production, and Project Management groups allows an organization to leverage the massive amount of data and information generated as a result of shipbuilding.

For critical activities like change management workflows, design reviews, and progress reports, it is essential to track design changes throughout the duration of the project. Maintaining snapshots of your data through time, controlling when documentation becomes officially released, and ensuring that the production teams are working with the most up-to-date information are all ways to ensure that you are in control of your data and information.

A successful shipbuilder’s information management solution will:

  • Have pre-configured data with item types including Parts, Assemblies, Drawings, Spools, Systems, and Nests.
  • Be ready out of the box to show engineering, planning, and production teams the information that matters most to them. 
  • Have web-based access so that applications don’t need to be installed on users’ desktop computers.
  • Support information browsing on a tablet computer from anywhere in a shipyard. 
  • Allow for all data to stay local, mitigating risks and allowing for more control over where the data is accessible.
  • Extend to work with powerful shipyard management workflows.

Opening up the silos of legacy software, spreadsheets, employee knowledge, and engineering software is what allows every department to access the information they need. Organizing that information in a way that maintains coordination across departments, is designed for the requirements of shipbuilding, and is practical for the needs of Engineering, Planning, Production, and Product Management is crucial.

No matter how messy the current shipyard system architecture is, as a foundational platform, DigitalHub provides immediate return from a small initial investment and can be further customized to satisfy the specific needs of any shipyard.

Seamless Integration with ShipConstructor 

To make informed decisions going forward, it’s important to know a project’s current and past status. DigitalHub works by capturing the evolution of your ShipConstructor projects through time. Simply by using a standard web browser to view ShipConstructor items and their relationships, accurate data becomes easily accessible to users across all shipyard departments.

DigitalHub can be used immediately because it is pre-configured with ShipConstructor item types including:

  • Parts
  • Assemblies
  • Drawings
  • Spools
  • Nests

ShipConstructor data is gathered into DigitalHub through EnterprisePlatform and is recorded as a data snapshot at a point in time. As your ShipConstructor project data changes, these can be periodically imported into DigitalHub to create the most current view of the data, as well as provide historical snapshots and change lists through time.

Secured Locally, Accessible from Anywhere

Especially for global organizations, being able to access the same information from anywhere is key to removing silos. Access to DigitalHub is web-based, so it does not require any applications to be installed on users’ desktop computers. DigitalHub is powered by the Aras Innovator PLM that uses standard Microsoft SQL Server and IIS technologies, meaning that your data stays local and accessible.