Structure Design

Engineer and validate steel structure design and automate generation of detail design

Structural engineers focus on the structural integrity of the entire ship or platform while ensuring compliance to customer requirements. This implies the need to manage large scale steel structures. 

Designed For Sea delivers a proven, highly efficient, scalable solution that enables structural engineers to define, simulate, analyze, and validate the entire design of ships and offshore platform structures while ensuring compliance with requirements, technical budgets, material, regulatory standards and classification rules.

With Designed For Sea, structural engineers have a marine industry-dedicated structural 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 3D simulation to quickly perform the required structure analysis and validation or identify potential design and compliance issues. 

The design intent is captured during the definition of the basic design, making it possible to generate and synchronize the detail design. The ability to automatically generate the detail design using predefined standards and rules as well as the ability to easily propagate changes throughout the design process helps reduce errors and improve quality.

Drawings required for classification and reporting purposes can be automatically generated. The drawings are associated to the 3D design making modification and synchronization extremely efficient. 

Key Highlights and Benefits

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