2020 – Marine year in review

2020 will be remembered as the year of the Corona virus. Despite the many challenges it created, the pandemic has really brought remote work into focus, an area where CADMATIC has been providing distributed design solutions for years. The year was not all about the Corona virus though, several interesting developments happened at CADMATIC.

Continuous developments and new additions: eBrowser in Windows Store and CADMATIC Academy

As usual, we published three main new software releases. Our R&D teams prepared, tested and released numerous new features and enhancements: WebAPI, additions to Shell Plate development features, local coordinate systems for 3D models, enhanced NAPA interface, direct VR/AR interface and many more. As always, we incrementally add new functionality based on our customers' feedback and aim at higher levels of interoperability, smart functionality for everyday use, and the utilization of the full power of digital transformation in heavy industries.

CADMATIC also launched its eShare for HoloLens 2 App and an eBrowser app with subscription options. Both apps are available in the Microsoft Store.

2020 also saw the launch of the CADMATIC Academy with online self-learning courses in hull and outfitting design disciplines.

Articles, blogs and white papers

We published several interesting articles and blogs throughout the year. Highlights include a blog about the Digital model, digital shadow or digital twin, and articles about sister project management, the optimization of electrical design, the CADMATIC Web API, data-driven shipbuilding, and drawingless production.

In December we published an article about linking 3D data and integrated planning to reduce shipyard workshop hours by at least 15%, as well as a related white paper guide on data-driven shipbuilding production planning and control.

News and developments

Early in the year, we expanded our presence in Sweden and South Korea. In South Korea, our activities are focused on the important and growing Marine sector. We also reported strong growth and financial figures for the 2019 financial year.

In March, the Turku Chamber of Commerce awarded CADMATIC the ICT Deed of the Year award for its contribution in promoting digitalization in traditional business areas. CADMATIC signed a very significant technical cooperation memorandum of understanding with Hyundai Heavy Industries in April to jointly develop next-generation design systems that will be applied to the latest technologies, such as AI, Big Data analysis, advanced modelling and drawing automation. A few months later, technology and business magazine Tekniikka&Talous included CADMATIC in the top 100 R&D investors in Finland.

In June, a new CADMATIC office was opened in Qingdao, China. The same month also saw the announcement of the CADMATIC Floorganise partnership to enhance shipyard production planning and control.

Last but not least, we were very happy to learn that our annual customer survey revealed that 8 out of 10 customers would recommend CADMATIC. We are truly grateful for the support and are inspired to continue delighting our customers in 2021 and beyond.

We trust that you enjoyed these contributions and look forward to publishing many more next year. 

CADMATIC would like to wish you a merry festive season and a prosperous 2021!