Electrical Design

Engineer electrical systems, define cableways, and perform rule driven cable routing

When designing a ship or a platform, it is essential to be able to define electrical systems in compliance with requirements, standards and regulations while ensuring design integrity and alleviating potential contentions with other disciplines at a very early stage of the design process. The massive number of cables must be routed in an optimal way. Routed cables must be supported to ensure stability and safety.

Designed For Sea enables electrical systems engineers to define, simulate, analyze, and validate the design of integrated electrical systems for an entire ship or offshore platform.

With Designed For Sea, electrical engineers can easily define and modify specification-driven 2D schematic diagrams for the different systems needed. These are then used to drive the equipment arrangement and 3D cable way layout. Electrical engineers can efficiently capture and reserve space to alleviate conflicts with other engineering disciplines during downstream processes, thereby avoiding costly reworks and delays. Designed For Sea allows engineers to route the cables connecting the electrical equipment through the cableway network that spans the entire ship or platform while respecting routing rules and maintaining cost. Engineers can also design the required raceways and hangers based on the routed cables.

Catalogs, standards, embedded design rules, and material and design specifications provide the ability to dynamically validate the design of all the different electrical systems with respect to requirements, regulations, and budgets at an early stage. 

Design intent is managed seamlessly during 2D and 3D electrical basic design, enabling faster generation of the detail design and synchronization.

Key Highlights and Benefits

  • Develop electrical diagrams 
  • Define 3D arrangement & system layout to avoid potential conflicts with other engineering disciplines 
  • Create and synchronize detail design from basic design 
  • Define and route cables to support all electrical related systems 
  • Validate, analyze, and simulate electrical systems