During the lifecycle of a ship, it may be necessary to retrofit or modernize the ship, for example, to meet new environmental standards. By using laser-scanning technology, areas on board can be mapped and the resultant point clouds imported into CADMATIC to guide the retrofit design. Using point clouds as a design reference in the 3D model allows greater pre-fabrication of process parts and ensures that process elements fit perfectly. It shortens the design process, improves quality and reduces production downtimes significantly.