• 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 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.

        • MyLearning
        • SSI MyLearning is where SSI users can access detailed training exercises, materials, courses, and certifications. The self-directed training curriculum ensures that training happens on your schedule and when you need it most.

        • SSI Blogs
        • 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
        • 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.

        • 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.

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.

Transitioning from MATES to SSI

Transitioning from MATES to SSI

When your shipyard is looking to use 3D technologies as a part of your shipbuilding processes, it is important to consider several key factors that will ensure long-term stability and success. The comparison chart below offers an easy way to help your organization understand and compare the attributes of the leading shipbuilding engineering solution providers. […]

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WorkShare Teams

WorkShare Teams

No matter where a team is located, making sure that it’s easy to get actionable information from projects is key. Decision makers across shipbuilding have already embraced the power of visualizing projects in ShipExplorer and with SSI 2021 R2.1, we’ve increased the ways for stakeholders to visually see the answers to their questions. Along with […]

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The Design, Build, Maintain lifecycle

The Design, Build, Maintain lifecycle

The design, construction, and maintenance stages of a vessel’s lifecycle each have a set of unique challenges, but at every step, information from other phases needs to be considered. When the information cycle is working well, it’s easy to take advantage of prior designs for new projects or transition from design to fabrication and construction. […]

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Integrated Shipbuilding Environment

Integrated Shipbuilding Environment

The realities modern shipbuilders face necessitate working with many diverse sources of data. Many of those sources are right in the shipyard, but an increasing amount of information needs to be obtained from sub-contractors and third parties from around the globe. Being able to pull information from any data source, share information across departments, and […]

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Naval Defense Project Overview

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

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

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

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

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

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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