Space & Arrangement Design

Create spaces to support cross discipline planning and develop general arrangement plan

The development of any large ship or platform is a significant undertaking. As space is limited, it is essential to define the various partitions such as fire zones, decks, watertight compartments, as well as the way major equipment is arranged so that vessels or platforms can meet functional, operational, and regulatory requirements. Shipyards also need to effectively communicate and coordinate general planning and layout information across all disciplines throughout the development process.

Designed For Sea provides a proven solution that enables engineers to subdivide the ship into spaces in an intelligent and efficient manner. Shipyards can define space types, attributes, behaviors, and design criteria to ensure design consistency and compliance with specific requirements that are associated with certain space types.

With Designed For Sea, efficiency and design productivity are improved as these spaces are integrated across disciplines throughout the project design lifecycle. Spaces are defined permanently and available to the entire design team. They can also be used during the manufacturing phase. Engineers can build design sessions based on the defined spaces, quickly search for design objects for a specific space, capture critical space properties such as weight, volume, cost, and material, as well as generate the Bill Of Materials for any given space.

Designed For Sea also provides the ability to effectively arrange all major equipment. Complying with customer layout requirements can be easily managed using embedded rules. Thanks to integrated simulation and analysis, engineers can evaluate different layout options and identify the best alternatives. Once the general arrangement is complete, engineers can generate the General Arrangement Plan and associated drawings, which are critical for certification and planning.

Key Highlights and Benefits

  • Efficiently subdivide a ship into major spaces in compliance with requirements
  • Integrate spaces across disciplines and project phases for increased efficiency and productivity
  • Capture space properties such as weight, volume, cost, material
  • Perform general arrangement of all major equipment
  • Create the General Arrangement Plan