The user can browse and query the 3D model for structural details like material, thickness, weights, size, logistics etc. One-click "filter" buttons are used to detect anomalies in hull structural thickness, material, and orientation. Advanced color and lighting features are available to create photorealistic images of the ship, which can be stored in postscript, BMP or PDF formats for publication purposes.
The licensed version of the Hull Viewer includes the Work Preparation Manager. It significantly speeds up the process of work preparation and shortens the throughput of the several ships assembly stages.
With the licensed version of Hull Viewer, the user can control the complete work breakdown structure of a hull block easily and quickly and generate animated work building sequences for production.
A practical example of using the Hull Work Breakdown Manager is when the work preparation department determines the actual work breakdown structure based on the 3D Hull model. The modified logistic information in the 3D model is returned to the engineering office and merged with the Hull database, after which the engineering office delivers the production information in the desired format to the shipyard's production.