One platform – multiple benefits
1. Save more than 50% of design hours – no more duplication of work
Tired of doing the same work over and over again when updates are coming in? Save valuable time by using a synchronized platform that automatically syncs the 3D model, areas and volumes when things are changing with new requirements during the project.
2. Reduce your planning risks – conduct your projects with more certainty
No more wrong figures for areas and volumes, outdated quantities, unclear project status and incorrect weight information & calculation. Our central model acts as a single source of truth to steer your project into the right direction.
3. Be ahead of your competition and be the trusted partner for your customers
Share interactive 3D models with your (potential) customers even before the project starts. Win more tenders with more reliable time and cost projections and tender documents. Engage your customers directly in the review process and build lasting partnerships.
4. Access all your data easily with our Open API
At the core of Naval Architect is our principle to keep our system as open and flexible as possible. This way, we are able to accommodate various requirements of our customers. Our powerful API can be used to create interfaces to your existing software landscape so you don’t have to worry about missing data links. We also support over 30 different CAD formats.
5. Enable full collaboration with your partners
Collaborate easily with all your partners and stakeholders via our integrated platform to make the most out of the valuable time. Align on required changes, discuss design variants and work in different versions using our integrated version control systems. Increased efficiency, lower planning errors and more fun overall while working together as a team.
Successful projects require efficient processes and close collaboration. Naval Architect makes quick design and accurate planning possible for shipyards, designers and suppliers.
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Naval Architect is a web-based cloud platform designed for the shipbuilding industry to collaborate via…
Naval Architect treats the shipbuilding process and its participants in it as a whole. Existing software packages work in isolated information silos, making it hard to share the information and designs across all the disciplines and stakeholders involved. Keeping all that info up to date is another challenge on top of it and requires an immense coordinational effort. This way of working is prone to create errors in planning and managing, which can lead to unwanted additional costs in later phases, time delay and even contract termination.
Naval Architect eliminates secluded software that needs to be installed and is thus accessible only to a certain part of the project team. It is easy to use, keeps everyone updated on who made which changes where and when, and ensures that everyone is always working with the correct data.
It can also be used to create presentations, to generate product data or to run project feasibility studies. You can also save time and effort through our rapid modeling approach: you draw and design in 2D, while your project comes to live as a digital 3D design of your ship.
At all times, Naval Architect offers the current project status to easily track progress and stay on top of things. It can also utilize data from previous projects and run plausibility checks against them to minimize the risk of planning errors.
All major software systems in shipbuilding are approximately 30 years old or even older. Since then, the working environment and requirements have changed significantly – for example, teams are more and more working decentralized. The existing systems were not created for this. While other software tools are mostly specific design and calculation tools, Naval Architect includes both a cloud-based 3D CAD environment as well as an advanced central management system for the properties, functions and characteristics of the ship. All of the key information of a project can be modeled and included in Naval Architect and also shared with other stakeholders to maximize efficiency and productivity. Naval Architect is being developed from scratch based on the latest technologies and is unique for that reason alone. Furthermore, Naval Architect addresses the early planning phase in particular while offering several innovative approaches and thus closes a gap in the existing software landscape.
Very easy! It is a cloud software that runs directly in your web browser, so there’s no installation required! And you don’t have to worry about keeping the software up to date as we will update it automatically in the cloud. After registration, you can immediately start to work with Naval Architect.
Import: 3DS, 3MF, AutoCAD DWG/DXF, ACIS, CATIA V4/V5/V6 (3D XML), COLLADA, Creo Parametric, DWF, FBX, gITF, I-deas, IGES, IFC, Inventor, JT, NX, OBJ, Parasolid, PDF, PRC, Pro/Engineer, Revit, Rhino, Solid Edge, SOLIDWORKS, STEP, STEP XML, STL, VDA-FS, Universal 3D, VRML
Export: ACIS, FBX, IGES, JT, OBJ, Parasolid, PRC, STEP, Stereo Lithography (STL), Universal 3D, VRML, 3MF
Data security comes in two flavors: we are using data encryption, strong authentication methods, audits, and a role-based authorization to protect your data. What makes Naval Architect by far the most secure data platform, though, is that data is only shared rather than copied. Users will only view the data through the browser without actually making copies on their own devices. Once you revoke the access, it is impossible to access the data anymore and no “backup” copies or the like outside of your control will ever exist.
We strongly believe that cloud computing will be a core technology for the future development of the maritime industry. It makes accessing and sharing data and visualizations between users and organizations easy and simple. However, it is possible to host our system on your organization’s own server if required. Let us know if you are interested in a locally-based system.