New Data Link To Support 3D Ship Design Approval Process

NAPA, the leading carrier of maritime software application, solutions, and also information evaluation, and also category culture ClassNK have actually reinforced their collaboration to sustain using 3D designs in the ship style authorization procedure. By simplifying information sharing in between style and also course authorization software application, this relocation brings 3D model-based authorization one action better to fact. It conserves time and also enables developers, designers, and also course cultures to work together better on vessel layouts by utilizing a constant 3D version throughout.

The collaboration will certainly boost information sharing in between NAPA’s 3D Computer- helped style (CAD) software application NAPA Designer and also ClassNK’s style assistance software application PrimeShip- HULL. The 2 systems will certainly currently be straight connected via NAPA’s Application Programming Interface (API) as opposed to relying upon intermediate documents.

This structured system will certainly decrease the person-hours needed for information link by greater than 30% contrasted to the existing approach while additionally enhancing the precision of link and also restricting the danger of mistakes.

An example of visualization of prescriptive rule calculation result on NAPA Designer         An example of visualization of prescriptive rule calculation result on NAPA Designer

This newest upgrade will certainly additionally make it possible for closer partnership in between developers and also course cultures. It enables customers of the PrimeShip- HULL system to execute straight stamina and also authoritative computations on NAPA Designer flawlessly. Moreover, any type of modification to measurements complying with these computations will certainly be straight mirrored in NAPA Designer’s 3D designs. The brand-new feature is presently offered for mass service providers and also oil vessels, using the Common Structural Rules for Bulk Carriers and also Oil Tankers (CSR BC & & OT) needs. The extent will certainly be increased to even more ship kinds and also frameworks in the future.

Tapio Hulkkonen, Director, Product Management, Design Solutions at NAPA, stated:
“The use of 3D models throughout the design process of a ship, including for the class approval process, is an integral part of the future of naval architecture. At NAPA, we are proud to drive this vital transition forward by developing solutions that enable all stakeholders to collaborate on the same 3D model, instead of wasting time and resources on multiple conversions to 2D drawings. This makes the design process more efficient, saves time and money, and reduces the risk of errors. At a time when ship designers and engineers need to innovate rapidly to create more efficient vessels, and continue to raise safety standards, this couldn’t be more important.”

An example of seamless integration between NAPA and Direct Strength Assessment (DSA) software

Dr Toshiro Arima, Corporate Officer, Director of Rule Development and also ICT Division at ClassNK, stated:“As the capabilities of 3D computer-aided design software improve, we see an acceleration in the use of 3D technologies in the shipbuilding industry. At ClassNK, we are dedicated to supporting this transition with a powerful software environment that puts 3D models at the forefront to facilitate approval and collaboration between all partners. Today’s announcement builds on previous collaboration with partners on a study to facilitate the class approval process using 3D models, and we are proud to be at the forefront of innovation on this vital issue.”

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