Distributed Design

Extremely robust yet resource-friendly project distribution system. It enables users to work simultaneously on the same project irrespective of their location. This distribution system suits both large multinational operators and smaller companies.

Our distributed design solution is based on a smart database-centric client server system that efficiently stores 3D ship models, documents and component libraries in master and replica databases hosted by a database server system. Distributing ship design work globally or adding new design teams to a project can be accomplished with ease.

Ensuring the integrity and security of project data at all times receives the utmost priority in the CADMATIC Distributed Design system. In globally distributed projects, data is updated at set intervals between remote design sites via an online network such as the internet, or by simply exchanging the file in an email attachment. Designers can rest assured that the automatic replication system takes care of data synchronization, thereby ensuring that no design hours are wasted due to incorrect information.

At CADMATIC, we understand that your data is one of your most valuable assets. We have developed tools that allows design owners to efficiently control access to their designs and thus protect their most important assets.

We have also introduced expiration dates for viewer files, thereby providing the possibility to control access to the design solutions after completion.

Illustration of distributed design based on design areas: different parties access only designated areas of the whole project. Project model courtesy of Wärtsilä Ship Design Norway AS.

In distributed projects, we have included functionality to protect your IPR by masking sensitive information or parts of projects. Our project replication setup can include a filter for 3D objects to limit access for design teams to only parts of the 3D model and related information needed for their tasks.