Shipbuilding projects are at a massive scale, and that means an equally large amount of information is generated. Connecting and synchronizing that information throughout every piece of an organization, and every platform that’s already in place, is what allows for informed decisions to be made.
Single pieces of data need to be able to flow freely to anywhere they’re needed. Often, that means being limited in the platforms you can choose and the capabilities of those platforms. Passing data through to wherever it is most needed, without being locked in to inferior products, allows a shipbuilder to trust that they can leverage the information they already have.
Effectively Sharing Information
EnterprisePlatform enables the enormous wealth of engineering information present in every shipbuilding project to be available across an organization. This information can be efficiently shared with, and easily accessed by multiple individuals, software applications, and production equipment utilized in the shipbuilding process. This includes people, programs and processes outside of the Engineering department. EnterprisePlatform generates information in the correct format and representation needed for varying use cases and brings a product-focused approach to enterprise-wide availability of engineering data that is cost-effective, scalable, configurable, consistent, and transparent.
PublisherLT was the first EnterprisePlatform product released and was made available in 2014, quickly becoming popular with clients. PublisherLT streamlines and automates the generation of engineering information from the Marine Information Model in a wide variety of formats. Engineers and designers automate the generation of information for other stakeholders and focus on their core design/modelling tasks.
Publisher extends the information sharing capacity to all departments, processes and tools without the need of local ShipConstructor installations or knowledge. Any department can pull data from the Marine Information Model in the format they need and information can be pushed to PLM, ERP and MRP systems as well as production machines.
The InformationHub is the centerpiece of the EnterprisePlatform and keeps all systems connected. It orchestrates the processing of multiple information requests, oversees all communication, manages a directory of users, and provides a console for viewing and configuring its currently registered connectors, users, and publish modes.
ProjectViewer enables your team to quickly access the latest output published with SSI EnterprisePlatform. It enables a large group of people to tap into a common bank of published project documentation updated on a continual basis.
A node is a physical or virtual workstation that can parallel process multiple information requests and repackage them in the format required. Unlimited nodes can be connected to the InformationHub to increase the processing capacity of the system, allowing for a scalable implementation.
The JobServer provides the ability to schedule automated requests for information and configure the delivery of results.
The ProjectCache is the latest connector joining the EnterprisePlatform Servers suite and adds caching capabilities to the EnterprisePlatform system. The ProjectCache analyzes the output of work packages, copies the latest revision of documents pertaining to an item or a group of items, and discards older revisions – allowing for already generated information to be quickly served up.