CADMATIC Shell Plate Development is a unique module for developing shell plates extremely accurately. It is suitable for both cold forming and line heating processes. The module mathematically calculates double curved plates into a flat pattern, taking care of the required elongation/shrink caused by the double curva-ture. Due to the accurate computation shell plates can be developed without green/extra length. The Shell Plate development module is an add-on module to Hull Structure Design.
The engineer has the possibility to add and modify topological seams & butts and other hull lines to the shape database with various functions, which offers a flexible way of working. 2D shell views can be gener-ated automatically including seams & butts with the existing hull structure in the 3D hull model such as decks, girders, frames, etc.
The Pin-Jigs module creates pin-jig information automatically from the 3D model for larger shell plate panels and calculates the optimized position of the pin-jig. The Pin-Jigs module is an extra add-on module to the Hull Structure module.