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Central Ship Model: various use Cases at your fingertips

Use Cases

Our Central Ship Model offers various use-cases.

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Central Ship Model

Team collaboration

Challenge

  • Duplicate work to copy discipline-specific geometry to GAP (vent ducts, compartments, tanks, outfitting, etc.)
  • Working on a GAP that is never up-to-date
  • High effort and time to align with design team

Solution

  • A central GAP for the entire design team to work on in parallel
  • A system to track and manage changes

Result

  • Less duplicate work, time savings and lower risk of mistakes
  • High transparency on the current project status
  • Easily export current geometry to all types of deck plans (GAP, tank plan, SIP, HVAC arrangements, fire protection, etc.)
Central Ship Model

Geometry updates

Challenge

  • Any update to the spatial rooms layout requires a lot of drafting work
  • Changes are not easy to communicate to the design team

Solution

  • A built-in topological model that supports fast and reliable geometry updates

Result

  • All surrounding structures automatically adapt to the change made
  • All changes are immediately visible to the team
Central Ship Model

Technical calculations

Challenge

  • Any update to the spatial rooms layout requires manual recalculation of geometric properties, like room volumes, wall and floor areas
  • Repeatable work to keep calculations updated

Solution

  • A built-in topological model that calculates all geometric properties automatically
  • A reporting function with custom expressions

Result

  • All geometric data is always up-to-date
  • Calculations can be made directly in NAV or data can be exported
Central Ship Model

Building Specification

Challenge

  • Building (Technical) Specification (BS) is written in the tender process, separate to the GA
  • Misalignment on properties and features of the promised vessel

Solution

  • Properties and geometry types to store all project properties and features together with geometry in 5D GAP

Result

  • Project data can be easily exported in tabular format and integrated into the BS
  • Project data can be also displayed in NAV to avoid misunderstanding and vague interpretations
Central Ship Model

Deck plans

Challenge

  • Manual conversion of the complex hull form into 2D deck plans and sections
  • Each update requires redrawing the steel bulkheads on all 2D drawings

Solution

  • A rapid modeling environment to easily create and automatically update deck plans and sections from complex 3D geometry

Result

  • Deck plans and sections are created and updated automatically
  • Deck plans and sections can be exported to dwg at any time
Central Ship Model

Tank plans

Challenge

  • Lots of communication between GAP and Tank plan drawing
  • Measuring tank properties from 2D geometry in AutoCAD
  • Manual filling of the tank plan table
  • Lots of “Monkey work” with updates

Solution

  • Topological model for the entire team to work on a single instance of the geometry
  • Integration of properties and geometric model to allow for automatic tank plan table generation

Result

  • Tank plan and tank plan table are generated directly from the NAV model
  • Automatic updates with every change
Central Ship Model

Fire protection plans (FPP)

Challenge

  • Creation of FPP separate from GAP
  • Iterative updates: GAP > FPP > Related documents

Solution

  • A property management system suitable for the creation of structural fire protection plans (FPP)
  • Properties customizable by the user for integration of all relevant data

Result

  • FPP is generated directly from the NAV model based on compartment properties
  • Automatic updates on each change
Central Ship Model

Weight calculations

Challenge

  • Manual estimation of steel weight at early design stages
  • Error-prone positioning of COG in 2D drawings in AutoCAD
  • Calculations in Excel = no control over duplicates

Solution

  • Calculation of ship weight before a production model exists
  • Integration of properties and geometric model to allow for automated weight calculations

Result

  • Automatic calculation of steel weight
  • Component function (coming soon) with breakdown structures for automatic weight calculations for the entire vessel
Central Ship Model

Collecting system data

Challenge

  • Capturing and communicating ship system features in a draft of Building Specification (BS)
  • “Monkey work” with many separate principle arrangement drawings

Solution

  • Integrated properties to capture characteristics of specific ship systems in the initial design phase

Result

  • System characteristics can be stored and managed in a central model
  • Easy export and visualization of system information
  • Data can be directly exported to BS

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