Hull Detailed Design

The core module of the CADMATIC Hull Application used for 3D modeling of the hull structure from basic design up to detailed and production engineering of hull blocks, assemblies, panels and parts.

The Hull Detailed Design Structure module distinguishes itself from other CAD/CAE/CAM systems by extremely fast 3D modeling and ease of use. The intuitive user interface guides the hull designer with maximum assistance while creating structural components such as decks, bulkheads, stiffeners, shell frames, girders, flanges, brackets, and other construction items.

Hull structures are stored topologically, meaning that relations between structural components and relations with the hull shape allow fast and easy modifications. The effects of modifications on a topological structure are automatically carried through to the related structural components allowing fast and easy re-use of information without doing rework.

Rule-based engineering is another strong feature that assists the engineer, for example, in picking the correct items and sizes automatically according to respective class rules.

Jan Broos, Senior Sales Manager at CADMATIC, shows and explains how to create a block of a tanker from scratch using CADMATIC Hull Software.

Easy to use and optimized for fast modifications

Hull Structure 3D design supports the hull library mechanism to retrieve and store any kind of structure including their topological properties. Piping and outfitting components can be made visible during the 3D modeling of the hull structure.

A wide range of structural drawings can be produced varying from classification drawings, construction plans, section drawings up to workshop drawings.

The Shell Plates Development module provides tools for accurate 3D modeling and production data of shell plates.

Efficient 3D design of hull structure

The Hull Structure module includes powerful copy functions, a parametric definition of yard standards and many automatic mechanisms such as part and panel numbering, marking lines, standard bracket selection, and part coding. This dramatically reduces designers' daily concerns and the number of routine tasks they need to perform.

The project library used by the Hull Structure module consists of a collection of all the necessary yard standards for cutouts, profile end shapes, stiffener types, brackets, holes, and other structural entities. In addition to the yard-related standards, software settings and project specific parameters are also stored and maintained in the project library.