Today's navy vessels, cruise liners and specialized commercial ships are among the largest and most complex products made with lifecycles as long as of 20 and 30 years. Building these ships requires tight collaboration between the yard, suppliers, classification societies and fleet owners.
A profitable shipyard depends on innovation, sophisticated tools for design and production. Our product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions for the shipbuilding industry and consulting services support your ship development and business processes by integrating conceptual design phases with engineering and production. Sharing multidisciplinary engineering data across design departments in cooperation with design subcontractors, suppliers, dealers and service providers will result in better quality and in-time delivery.
The demand for commercial and work ships is becoming more popular than ever. Vacation cruisers, sailing yachts, coastguard vessels, fishing fleets, offshore supply vessels and ferries became possible thanks to DS Shipbuilding PLM solutions.
Shipbuilders must combine innovative practices and advanced product lifecycle management (PLM) technologies to design, simulate, organize, and control their industrial processes.
To maintain their competitive advantage and meet the critical challenges in respect of complexity, systems engineering and manufacturing integration ship companies must implement the product development, manufacturing and enterprise collaboration process.
The comprehensive and integrated Marine and Offshore Life Cycle Management solution is a set of Dassault Systemes strategic initiative around the transformation of product development, manufacturing and enterprise collaboration processes.
More Information about a PLM framework in a broader perspective, supplier integration and partnership management in the automotive development process all along the life cycle and a case study for supplier integration: Dunbing Tang, Xiaoming Qian, Computers in Industry, Volume 59, Issues 2–3, March 2008, Pages 288–295)
Shipyards, suppliers and naval architects have to handle engineering and coordination tasks which require streamlined and integrated processes for ship development and manufacturing. The integration process begins with early project specifications, extends through initial construction planning and finishes at manufacturing. Our PLM solutions provide a single repository for all data, from product specification to manufacturing requirements. That enables real-time secure access of data across the enterprise and supply chain. Project data coming from various disciplines are captured within a unified product definition. This is then used for concurrent engineering and design validation in domains like structure, fluid, electrical, electronic, machinery, etc.
The PLM shipbuilding solution developed by Dassault Systemes (DS) became advanced through intense research and development activities in various industries. It enables companies to reuse design across projects. Coupled with workflow and shared catalogs, changes can be instantly communicated. In contrast to practices commonly used within a traditional PDM system, in-work product structures, digital mock-ups and engineering BOMs can be made available to construction planner or customers before a design release, providing valuable insights to on-going project development and giving construction planning a head start.
DS' Virtual Product Development solution also includes functionality developed especially to meet the unique needs of shipbuilding industry. Relying on a well-define workflow, for example, there is a process to automatically identify clashes in the hull structure, which can be solved as penetrations for routing piping, HVAC or electrical cableways. This advanced type of clash management offers a flexible way of automating cross-discipline engineering and eliminates last minute errors that so often seem to occur with paper-based or disparate systems.
As customers are bringing in teams from many organizations, there is usually a need to accommodate multiple CAD systems. Multi-CAD support is built into PLM solutions so that teams can freely review and exchange data while tracking changes and configurations across multiple CAD systems. These functions are available to a broad range of mechanical CAD systems including CATIA, PTC, UGS, AutoCAD, and shipbuilding specific software such as AVEVA Tribon.
As a recognized PLM Solution provider specialized in consulting, software, process integration and services, CCG has extensive education and training offering in the area of PLM/CAD/CAM.
With 3 training centers in Croatia, Slovenia and Belgrade we offer to you an enhanced range of courses also online.