CATIA V5-6R2014 drives higher Design excellence

With this release, the benefits of the 3DEXPERIENCE platform capabilities become accessible in seamless collaboration with V5-6R2014. The social collaboration, enterprise management  and dashboarding capabilities of the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform can be used to support processes using the V5-6R2014 toolset.

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CATIA - Ship Structure Detail Design 2 (SDD)
Detail heavy structural systems made up of assemblies of plates and stiffeners elements and provide features to resolve the design intent to prepare for the manufacturing build-up process.
Product Overview
Product Highlights
Product Key Customer Benefits

Product Overview

CATIA - Ship Structure Detail Design 2 (SDD) is used to complete design of heavy structures with realistic plate and stiffener elements. It provides industry specific features to create hull structure detailed parts.

The full integration of CATIA - Structure Functional Design 2 (SFD) and CATIA - Ship Structure Detail Design 2 (SDD) allows user to retrieve Design block information, that was previously defined and assessed, to perform the detailed design of the structure. The application provides productive tools and environment in order to manage structural systems and connections and to create physical plates and shapes.

When used in a concurrent engineering with CATIA - Structure Functional Design 2 (SFD) and CATIA - Compartment & Access (CNA), CATIA - Ship Structure Detail Design 2 (SDD) delivers ship builders with an end-to-end solution that covers the industrial design process from concept to functional to detail. In addition, and at the end of the design phase, SDD provides piece parts generation (bridge to SR1 Mechanical Product) for manufacturing preparation.
Detailed design of a ship structure (V5R12) Click to enlarge

Product Highlights

  • Allows Structural Designer to generate Structural parts from Design block and existing functional specifications defined with SFD
  • Gives user dedicated features to manage structural systems and connections
  • Provides a collection of industry-specific features to create physical plates and shapes
  • Provides productive tools to incorporate Shipyard rules and standards
  • Allows definition of project resources at project level though the integration of Object Dictionary in PRM (Project Resources Management)
  • Integration with CATIA V5 Drafting application
  • Same look and feel than SFD for easy learning curve , same productivity enablers (copy paste, drag & drop etc ...)
  • Integration with Power copies and UDF for quick instantiation of details
  • Piece Part generator for parts manufacturing extraction (pre requisites CATIA - Structure Design 1 product (SR1))

Product Key Customer Benefits

Allows Structural Designer to generate Structural parts from Design block and existing functional specifications defined with SFD...Designers can reuse Functional Design specifications such as Material, Grade, Thickness, Profile sections, Functional parts, that were previously defined with CATIA - Structure Functional Design 2 (SFD). This approach results in significant productivity gains. Tight integration within CATIA V5 also allows the designer to reuse standard productivity tools such as the sketcher, catalog, knowledge, etc.
Gives user dedicated features to manage structural systems and connections ... Users can use, define and manage such shipbuilding-specific parts and elements as : Plates (Deck, Bulkhead), Stiffeners on free edge (Web Frame), Stiffeners, Beams (Pillar, Stanchion). Users work with intelligent 3D objects to incorporate such information as material description, weight and other technological specifications important to production and analysis.
Provides a collection of industry-specific features to detail structural connections. CATIA - Ship Structure Detail Design 2 (SDD) is a ready-to-use application. As a turn-key system, it includes a customizable library of industry-standard ship parts and features to speed users along with their task. Users can use, define and manage such shipbuilding-specific parts and features as : Endcut (Profile extremity re-limitation), Slot (Profile Cutout), Connection detail (Bracket, Chock, Transition, Cover, Collar).
Provides productive tools to incorporate Shipyard rules and standards... Tight integration with CATIA V5 knowledgeware products enables the user to remain compliant with standards throughout the entire design concept process. In fact, the designer can check classification and design rules to avoid design inconsistencies while enhancing collaboration. CATIA - Ship Structure Detail Design 2 ( SDD) allows user to reuse shipyard know-how by creating templates based on expert specifications. The templates are compliant with industry skills and allow the user to automate complex tasks in a few clicks. The result is a significant increase in design productivity and comprehensive instantiation of corporate standards and design practices.
Allows definition of project resources at project level through the integration of Object Dictionary in PRM (Project Resources Management) ... Users have direct access to catalogs that are shared among all structural applications and various project resources. Because it is a centralized repository, the PRM dictionary avoids duplication of information and eliminates the needs for users to search multiple catalogs.
Integration with CATIA V5 Drafting application... CATIA - Ship Structure Detail Design 2 (SDD) is natively integrated with CATIA - Interactive Drafting 1 (ID1) and CATIA - Generative Drafting 2 (GDR). This tight integration allows user to perform extensive drawing generation from structure detailed design elements and comprehensive 3D models. Drafting is used for downstream purposes, such as fabrication, installation, reporting and maintenance.