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Technical concepts in shipbuilding can often be hard to convey. These diagrams and infographics aim to break down those concepts into informative and digestible pieces. Explore them below and get quick, bite-sized answers to your shipbuilding questions.

Naval Defense Project Overview

Today’s defense shipbuilding projects are immensely complex and involve millions of parts, particularly when multiple hulls are involved. Managing this complexity is only possible when data and information is smoothly driving every department, tool, and process, and change management happens seamlessly. See a sample of the 750+ defense projects SSI has helped make possible.

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5 Keys to a Synchronized Digital Shipyard

Modern shipbuilding involves an enormous amount of information that is generated as a result of a ship’s design, construction, and operation. Connecting and synchronizing that information allows for easier technology implementation, insight into the entire lifecycle, and better decision making across a shipbuildingorganization. See the keys that make a synchronized Digital Shipyard possible.

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Defense Shipbuilding’s Biggest Challenges

Modern defense shipbuilding projects are some of the most advanced in history. Identifying and knowing how to solve the most important challenges ahead for naval shipbuilders is crucial. See why these three challenges are the most pressing and what can be done to solve them below: Increasing vessel lifespans. A huge amount of change. Cost […]

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Open Shipbuilding Platform

The SSI Open Shipbuilding Platform is the foundation of our solutions. Taking the shipbuilding engineering information and ensuring it is synchronized across every department and present in any needed format is what allows shipbuilders to focus on shipbuilding.

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Messy System Architecture

With so many stakeholders and systems within a shipbuilding organization, the need to connect, synchronize, link, federate, etc. all these platforms is imperative. Untangling the nest of messy systems through a platform of platforms approach deviates from the locked-in nature of many solutions and removes the burden of connecting systems from the end user. Simplifying […]

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Magnitude of Parts

The sheer number of parts that a ship consists of (a factor of 10 more than aerospace) is a huge challenge in shipbuilding. Effectively managing those parts, and every change they go through, is essential. See the scale of the challenge in the diagram below.

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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. 

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Shipyard System Architecture Design

What is frequently required is a solution that is designed with an open architecture platform. Theintegration of SSI’s ShipConstructor CAD/CAM software with the ARAS Innovator PLM system, using SSI’s EnterprisePlatform product, accomplishes this goal. See how this is architected across design, engineering, and production within a shipyard.

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