During the basic design phase, the overall definition of the ship structure ensures that the required structural strength and functionality of the ship's systems, machinery and electric systems are achieved. Basic design also includes the arrangement of the decks and layout drawings of the main areas.
CADMATIC ensures that the 3D model created at this stage is easy to handle later on for detailed design. Previously created designs and standards can be used via the hull and outfitting library. The specially developed module for P&ID diagrams and schematics allows the user to easily start defining the ship system parameters as well as doing the preliminary 3D arrangement of machinery and outfitting.
CADMATIC effortlessly generates classification drawings for which no third party drafting software is needed. The link between the model and the drawings is synchronized, which means that the drawings can be created in parallel with modelling. General Arrangement drawings can be easily created by extracting the views from the 3D model. CADMATIC Information Management solutions make 3D General Arrangement a reality. It simplifies communication and review work between design offices, ship owners and shipyards and provides users with a comprehensive understanding of the design.
Safety plans, layout drawings, preliminary lists of materials and specifications and space reservations are all integrated with the CADMATIC core – the 3D model of the ship. The model can be easily used to present designs to ship-owners, shipyards and design offices with eBrowser, eShare or eGo. Besides, CADMATIC provides users the possibility to start with diagrams in the very early stages of the project, which you can benefit from consistent project data later on in the project.
By using a fully interactive and easy-to-use 3D environment, CADMATIC speeds up the creation of arrangements and results in more accurate and clash-free designs. The basic design model can be easily exported via the eXchanger in various 2D and 3D formats, such as AutoCAD dwg, dxf, pdf etc.
The same basic design model is later used in the detailed design phase for detailed modelling, which avoids rework. The fact that CADMATIC uses the same 3D modelling functionalities in different design phases, ensures that the structural topology, pipe specifications as well as component and logistical data are preserved for further refinement as production information.