Hull Detailed Design

The core module of the CADMATIC Hull application lets you create detailed 3D models from basic design to production engineering of hull blocks, assemblies, and parts.


Key benefits

  • Extremely fast and easy to use compared to other CAD/CAE/CAM systems
  • Hull structures are stored topologically making modifications quick and easy
  • 3D hull basic design model can be seamlessly used for detailed design
  • Rule-based engineering assists the engineer and avoids errors in design and production
  • Powerful copy functions, a parametric definition of yard standards and automatic mechanisms
  • Create a 3D model for complete production information
  • Fully integrated with outfitting detailed design

Detailed hull 3D model

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.

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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, all the way up to workshop drawings.

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.


Pella Sietas designs massive icebreaker with CADMATIC

CADMATIC software is being used for the vessel’s hull class approval, hull and outfitting detail design, the generation of a wide range of production drawings in­cluding installation and manufac­turing, as well as for the creation of hull and pipe fabrication CAM files.

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"The main difference between CADMATIC and other software packages is the very efficient visualization and navigation in the 3D model."

CADMATIC Administrator (Outfitting), Harry Ehlert

Pella Sietas

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Interested to know how CADMATIC Hull Design is tailored for your workflow?

CADMATIC Hull and Structural design offers a CAD/CAM software solution for hull design, starting from basic design and creating documentation for classification to a complete 3D detailed model and automatic extraction of production data for projects of any complexity. This webinar presents how a shell specialist, an inner structure specialist and a production specialist work together on a same block in CADMATIC Marine Software.

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