NAOS Ship and Boat Design Deploys Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE Platform to Virtually Develop Complex Superyachts

“Designed for Sea” and “Optimized Production for Sea” Industry Solution Experiences Connect Design, Engineering and Production for Real-time Decision Making

VELIZY-VILLACOUBLAY, France and HAMBURG, Germany — September 6, 2016 — Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, world leader in 3D design software, 3D Digital Mock Up and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced that NAOS Ship and Boat Design (NAOS), a leading Italian company in the design of marine vehicles, is the first to deploy the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to virtually create and manage the master reference of a superyacht, from digital design to production documentation.  With the “Designed for Sea” and “Optimized Production for Sea” industry solution experiences, NAOS integrates all design, engineering and manufacturing processes in a single virtual environment for efficient, real-time collaboration. 

Ships are increasing in size and integrating more energy-efficient equipment as well as automated and connected systems.  In parallel, safety and environmental regulations are impacting their architecture.  NAOS, recognized internationally for highly flexible and
fuel-efficient ship designs, wanted to facilitate the numerous design changes that are typically requested by shipyards and ship owners during the complex project development process.

With the “Designed for Sea” and “Optimized Production for Sea” industry solution experiences based on Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform, NAOS can virtually experience a superyacht throughout its development.  Naval architecture and marine engineering services teams are connected to requirements, regulations and project planning, with full traceability.  NAOS can capture and reuse existing data, handle design changes with high reactivity, start planning manufacturing early in the design process, and deliver high-quality documentation for hull structure scantling and fabrication as well as for systems design and installation.

“We have used various shipbuilding CAD systems in the past to develop superyacht projects for shipyards, but wanted a new, more efficient approach that a business platform provides,” said Roberto Prever, President, NAOS.  “‘Designed for Sea’ and ‘Optimized Production for Sea’ make it possible to seamlessly decide on design changes related to stability, basic design, advanced structural design, or safety.  Now, we can deliver a project’s entire design and engineering much more efficiently. In addition, the integration of manufacturing documentation gives our shipyard clients significant advantages to optimize their production and assembly costs.”

“Leading shipyards around the world strive to build high-value, high-performance ships that are tailored to specific customer requests, and the way in which they design and build can have huge business impacts,” said Alain Houard, Vice President, Marine & Offshore Industry, Dassault Systèmes.  “The 3DEXPERIENCE platform enables NAOS to design and engineer ships with high quality and sustainability, while fulfilling budget and time requirements, enhancing their reputation in the marketplace.”

Dassault Systèmes is exhibiting in Hall B2, Upper Floor, Stand 103.2, at this year’s SMM Hamburg from September 6-9.

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