Spaces & General Arrangement

Define the main spaces and the layout of all major equipment

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 arrangement of all major equipment to meet functional, operational, and regulatory requirements but also to communicate and coordinate general planning and layout information effectively across all disciplines.

Designed For Sea provides a proven solution to subdivide the ship into spaces efficiently and intelligently with the ability to define space types, attributes, behaviors, and design criteria to ensure design consistency and adherence to specific requirements that are associated with certain space types.

With Designed For Sea, these spaces are integrated across disciplines throughout the project design lifecycle for improved design productivity. Engineers can build design sessions based on the defined spaces, quickly search for design objects needed within a specific space, capture critical space properties such as weight, volume, cost, and material, as well as generate the Bill Of Material for a specific space.

Designed For Sea also provides the ability to arrange all the major equipment effectively. The layout compliance to customer requirements can be easily managed using embedded rules. Integrated simulation and analysis offers the ability to evaluate different layout options and identify the best alternative. Once the general arrangement is completed, engineers can generate the General Arrangement Plan and associated drawings that are critical for certification and planning.

Key Highlights and Benefits

  • Subdivide a ship into partitioned spaces
  • Capture space properties such as weight, volume, cost, material
  • Manage design and planning across disciplines using integrated spaces
  • Perform general arrangement of all major equipment
  • Create the General Arrangement Plan