Shell Plate Development

Develop shell plates in 3D and extract complete production data extremely accurately.


Key benefits

  • A powerful module for developing shell plates easily and extremely accurately
  • Calculates templates for bending, including marking lines
  • Generates elongation lists, 2D sketches, and geometry of each shell plate ready for nesting
  • Generates shell view drawings including aft, side, top and spatial views

Develop 3D shell plates

CADMATIC Shell Plates 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 curvature. 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 can 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 generated 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.

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Shanghai Respect Marine Engineering

After a week’s training the engineers were able to start using the software and within a month they were familiar with the software. CADMATIC’s light database is another highlighted key advantage.

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"The extensive customization options in system administration are also very advantageous. This assists us to provide custom components, listings and drawings as requested by our customers."

Sergio Allegria, Owner


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