Structure Basic Design

Engineer the integrated basic design structure of metal structures

During basic design, structure engineers are focused on the quick development of the primary structure and validating the structural integrity of the entire ship or platform. The resulting design supports the downstream structure design activities as well as providing the basis for the design of other disciplines.

Designed For Sea provides a proven, scalable solution that enables structure engineers to define, simulate, analyze, and validate the entire basic design of ships and offshore platforms structures while ensuring compliance with requirements, technical budgets, classification and regulatory standards.

With Designed For Sea, structure engineers benefit from a leading and dedicated marine structure design solution to easily define the initial layout and create structural elements such as bulkheads, major decks, and stiffening systems. Designed For Sea provides efficient structural analysis, weight analysis, early space capture, and material throw, managed through standard catalogs and company-defined design rules and conventions.

Designed For Sea uniquely features advanced yet simple-to-use analysis and 3D simulation to quickly validate alternative designs or identify potential design and compliance issues. Design intent is captured during the definition of the basic design, making it possible to generate the detail design significantly faster than using traditional solutions.

Key Highlights and Benefits

  • Engineer major structural systems with design excellence for the entire ship or platform
  • Validate the basic design quickly and easily using integrated 3D simulation and analysis
  • Ensure compliance with customer requirements as well as with material and regulatory standards
  • Manage engineering changes to reduce costly reworks and delays
  • Manage design intent to enable rapid generation of the detail design and synchronization when changes occur