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  • Over the past 25 years CAD and CAM have become a vital part of shipbuilding.

    The individual tools have evolved into highly capable products of today. This has included the change from 2-D to 3- D CAD, a dramatic increase in the level of usability (example: from batch mode to fancy 3-D GUI's) and increased functionality within the tools themselves.

    With the development of these tools has also come improved integration of the CAD and CAM data. While 2-D CAD drawings were originally entered into the CAM system manually, it has now become commonplace to utilize a fully integrated product model environment from vendors such as Dassault Systems (Catia), Intergraph (ISDP), Nupas-Cadmatic, Sener (Foran) and Tribon Solutions (Tribon Ml).

    Even today, some current installations utilize a complete 3-D product model for the design of a system such as piping or HVAC, but then create a paper drawing to transfer data to the production (CAM) system.

    CAD and CAM integration has always been a primary problem for U.S.

    shipbuilders. U.S. naval shipbuilders have tended to use general-purpose mechanical CAD systems such as CADDS or CATIA because of their exceptional 3-D model viewing capabilities.

    An Integrated Solution Because these systems lacked shipbuilding CAM capabilities, they had to be combined with separate shipbuilding CAM systems such as AUTOKON or SPADES. Few options were open as to how to integrate these CAD and CAM systems, and yards have normally created the connections themselves by writing dedicated custom interfaces. These interfaces must then be maintained by the shipyard (or sub-contractor) and be modi f i ed to a c c ommo d a t e sof twa r e upgrades or new tools.

    In general European shipyards have tended to utilize shipbuilding specific CAD/CAM systems such as Tribon, Foran and Nupas. These systems provide an integrated CAD/CAM solution as part of a single system. Such monolithic systems utilize proprietary data architecture, to provide seamless links between the two systems. In this case the shipyard is tied to a single vendor and may have to compromise on the available features in one part of the system in order to have the desired features of the other part. Additionally, many shipyards implemented the sole source vendor's products while they were in the early stages of product development and were left to create many custom interfaces to other shipyard systems themselves.

    Up until now, major Japanese shipbuilders have employed either their own homegrown systems such as Mitsubishi Heavy Industry's MATES or specialized shipbuilding CAD/CAM systems such as Tribon. Like their European counterparts, the Japanese put more emphasis on CAM and production than the U.S.

    yards, which, as mentioned, tend to emphasize model viewing.

    Regardless of the type of configuration, once the shipyard finally gets all of its connections in place, little flexibility remains to adopt new. improved products or practices. In order to make changes to a single system, a major revision to the connection architecture is normally required.

    Additionally, several manual steps might be necessary to perform the actual data transfer. These environments typically don't have support for data management, putting a heavy burden on the systems user. This is especially true in the "one of a kind" production in shipbuilding, where the CAD to CAM data transfer happens often.

    Research, Development, Sharing = Better CAD Systems As the implementation of 3-D product modeling becomes the norm in more shipyards, the need for a flexible CAD and CAM integration solution will increase. The need for flexibility is compounded by the worldwide consolidations taking place in the industry. Acquisitions and mergers have created families of companies working together in ways that would have seemed impossible just five years ago.

    The current direction from the large product model vendors is to allow an open standard format as an optional output from their product model.

    This is demonstrated by vendor involvement in projects such as NSRP, ISE / ESTEP. Use of open standards would support a local integrated architecture and provide data access between systems used by sister shipyards or subcontractors.

    Two open-standard formats; STEP and STEP-NC are destined to compete with proprietary solidmodel formats. These important standards allow the sharing of model data between different systems and will provide a better integration of CAD and CAM.

    STEP or ISO 10303 (http://www.diffuse.Org/products.html#STEP) is a vendor neutral standard that describes how to represent (and therefore exchange) digital product information. STEP-NC or ISO 14649 (www.stepnc.

    org) provides a neutral NC-programming interface to support information transfer between CAD and CAM and NC systems. Recent emphasis has been on milling operations; however further exploitation of this standard for other applications such as shipbuilding is currently underway.

    There are several U.S.-based R & D projects currently underway that are intended to better integrate CAD, with the current and planned CAM systems.

    The Integrated Steel Processing Environment (ISPE) is an NSRP-ASE funded research project.

    Headed by Northrop Grumman Ship Systems, the project goal is to create an interoperable solution that removes the dedicated link from one CAD system to one CAM system for the design and production of steel plate.

    STEP Tools (Troy, NY) currently is working on an U.S. Navy, ONR funded research project to examine the technical merits of utilizing STEP-NC for manufacturing operations in the shipbuilding industry. STEP Tools will study applying STEPNC technology to control pipe bending and cutting at Electric Boat, Quonset Point, RI.

    Atlantec Enterprise Solutions (Annapolis, MD)

  • March 20, 2014, Vietnamese Minister of Transport Nguyen Hong Truong, cut the ribbon for the latest addition to Damen Shipyard Group’s portfolio. Damen Song Cam is a new yard, and is one of the largest in the group and represents Damen’s first formal Joint Venture yard in Vietnam. Damen said Song Cam is considered

  • Autoship Systems Corporation (ASC) has developed a complete CAD/CAM suite to meet the CAD/CAM needs in marine vessel design and construction, including two key programs in the CAD/CAM suite: Autostructure 3.0 and Production Manager 3.0. Autostructure and Production Manager are key components in the

  • Saint John Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Company, Ltd., in New Brunswick, Canada, has chosen AUTOKON and AUTOFIT as its CAD/CAM systems for carrying out the big Canadian Navy Frigate Program contract. The Saint John yard has been awarded prime contractor responsibility for the detailed design, procurement

  • dinner and business meeting in the alumni dining room, the chapter members returned to the Engineering Department where a tour was conducted of the CAD/CAM Unigraphics equipment being operated by several students. Gary Gray of the Macauto Company, whose CAD /CAM service was being demonstrated, explained so

  • The new 1988-89 catalog of impellers, published by Barco Corporation of Tampa, Fla., includes two new elastomer Cam/Pumpliners. According to the company, the Barco elastomer products are extremely resistant to sand abrasion and friction caused by dry running. The Cam/Pumpliners 457 and 613, listed

  • One of the most important improvements in ship production has been the introduction of CAD/CAM. The initial use of computers for drafting, lofting and automation of steel cutting has been extended from the design office and the mold loft throughout the shipyard and beyond by integrating the Internet

  • In what SSI calls its “most user-focused release,” the latest release of the company’s flagship CAD/CAM software, ShipConstructor 2014 R2, features more than 425 enhancements. SSI said ShipConstructor 2014 R2 streamlines workflows for users and enhances the user experience, which according to the developer

  • At  Sinaval-Eurofishing in Bilbao, Spain, Sener will present enhancements in the shipbuilding CAD/CAM system FORAN, in all disciplines (forms, naval architecture and general arrangement, hull structure, machinery and outfitting, electrical design and drafting). The naval architecture modules have been

  • (ASC) is making waves in a host of maritime industries — they remain a leading software supplier with a range of products that include complete CAD/CAM suites, Stowage Planning Systems (SPS), real-time Hydrostatic Engines, and real-time Structural Strength simulation. With a customer list that includes

  • take the numerical outputs produced by the AUTOKON system. The AUTOKON software is a computer-aided-design (CAD) and computer-aided-manufacturing (CAM) system that performs engineering designs, computerized drafting and generates information to facilitate numerically controlled plate cutting. The

  • For 20 years Autoship Systems Corporation (ASC) has helped to rule the unruly waves in the marine CAD/CAM software industry, providing products and marine engineering services to customers worldwide. The company is enjoying good success currently with Autostructure, an advanced internal structural

  • MN Nov-19#85 CAD/CAM SOFTWARE
TrueProp Software, they used man-
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    CAD/CAM SOFTWARE TrueProp Software, they used man- ual methods to assess and repair their propellers. “We cleaned the prop a bit, assessed whether it was repairable with manual gauges, and beat the propeller with rawhide or brass hammers to get it to lay on a pitch block,” says Dorothy. “Then we beat

  • MN Nov-19#84 CAD/CAM SOFTWARE
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    CAD/CAM SOFTWARE Software Tools for Propeller Professionals TrueProp is software for propeller inspection devices, assisting propeller manufacturers and repair shops to identify damage, repair and tune propellers to improve performance and save fuel. By Adam Kaplan aving the right tools for the

  • MR Oct-19#67  software and integrated CAD/CAM programs. For over 35 
years)
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    Blockchain Autoship Systems Corporation (ASC) is a marine software developer of load planning software, loading instrument software and integrated CAD/CAM programs. For over 35 years ASC has continued to provide innovative software solutions that save clients valuable time and money on each project they

  • MN Sep-19#45  decision support tools (ASOGs, CAM/TAM), manual 
experience)
    September 2019 - Marine News page: 45

    tech- operation planning, risk assessing, communications, use nologies. Here, like at TMTI, students can get ‘hands on’ of decision support tools (ASOGs, CAM/TAM), manual experience with the actual equipment they will encounter control of vessels and structured practical experience. It on ships. is not

  • MT Jul-19#58  station holding, allowing the cam-
monitoring, Oil Detection)
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    of HABs, and 4K Ultra HD video resolution. Deep Trekker Revolution Dye Tracing, Wastewater is based on an automated station holding, allowing the cam- monitoring, Oil Detection, era, sonar and manipulator arm to rotate a full 260 degrees and general environmental for advanced situational awareness

  • MT Jul-19#46  6000M rated  survey with camera and acoustic sonar.)
    July 2019 - Marine Technology Reporter page: 46

    echosounder and RD pro? ler, and high resolution inspection Whether customers seek a single prod- Instruments new next-gen 6000M rated survey with camera and acoustic sonar. uct, or a complex turnkey solution, Tele- Pinnacle Acoustic Doppler Current Pro- These surveys support applications such dyne

  • MT Sep-19#50 , launched through a Kickstarter cam-
paign, its product line)
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    Inc. Since its founding in 2014, Blue Robotics has existed to propel marine ro- botics. Starting with the T100 Thruster, launched through a Kickstarter cam- paign, its product line has now grown to more than 250 components, with a focus on cost-consciousness and open-source. Since 2014, the company has

  • MT Sep-19#49  solution of optimum pitch and camber for the de-
acteristics)
    September 2019 - Marine Technology Reporter page: 49

    framework for management of the design parameters, As performance objectives change, so will the optimum char- automatic solution of optimum pitch and camber for the de- acteristics of the propeller – and its nozzle. Multi-mode op- sign objective, and the ability to alter radial loading as needed timization

  • MT Sep-19#48 , thickness, foil), lift (pitch, cam-
peller and nozzle characteristi)
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    delivers the radial shape param- This initial work package will determine the principal pro- eters that re? ect size (chord, thickness, foil), lift (pitch, cam- peller and nozzle characteristics that are properly “matched ber), and position (rake, skew). These parameters are designed to the system”. Critical

  • MP Q3-19#47  LTE network to support video cam-
On the mobility front)
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    port in Kotka, Finland, worked with to-video, as well as call dispatch control and management. Nokia to build a private LTE network to support video cam- On the mobility front, 4G/LTE also immediately enables eras that were installed on ship-to-shore cranes. The applica- applications such as unmanned

  • MP Q3-19#31  East Coast (including Savannah, Cam-
land in the Midwest, can)
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    Steel service brings parcels into cargo originating in (or bound for) the U.S. industrial heart- ports along the U.S. East Coast (including Savannah, Cam- land in the Midwest, can be trucked or railed with through den, NJ and New Haven, CT) and into the U.S. Gulf (Houston bills of lading, through Fednav’s

  • MR Aug-19#68  HGG Pro-
Saint-Gobain Abrasives
CAM Software Suite, integrating)
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    saving valuable ? oor space. The HGG UPC 450 Ship Pro? ler offers full Jetstream process cutting integration through the HGG Pro- Saint-Gobain Abrasives CAM Software Suite, integrating thermal cutting HGG ProCAD design, HGG ProGRAM work Cruise Ship Waterblasting preparation coordination, and HGG’s internation-

  • MR Jul-19#8  to purchase a go-pro video cam- comfortable, the skills)
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    and get to know it. Once you are highly valuable, effective library to help If more needs to be said than can be said excuse to purchase a go-pro video cam- comfortable, the skills learned there will keep everyone safe and ef? cient. 8 Maritime Reporter & Engineering News • JULY 2019 MR #7 (1-9).indd

  • MP Q2-19#31  manages an unlimited number of cam-
agement systems). And)
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    management platforms in the market today And, she was ready to talk business: “We do VMS (Vehicle man- The Enterprise system manages an unlimited number of cam- agement systems). And what we do is we actually have analytics eras, servers, access control devices, and analytic modules. Se- – a lot of analytics

  • MR Jun-19#14  the Stop. Think. Connect. Cam- strategy to address “silent”)
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    shore-side support staff. This and has developed a new underwriting ment systems very good guidance on how to start un- includes the Stop. Think. Connect. Cam- strategy to address “silent” cyber expo- derstanding and identifying your cyber- paign. Simple information such as this sures, ensuring that all P/C

  • MT Jun-19#29 , ?  sh trackers, ROVs, drop cam- much capital tied up in)
    June 2019 - Marine Technology Reporter page: 29

    , acoustic arrays, mine hunters, sub- classic lines is that ship owners/survey companies have too marine hunters, oil hunters, ? sh trackers, ROVs, drop cam- much capital tied up in vessels and other survey assets. This eras, UxVs; the list is endless, and we love every second of it. introduces signi?

  • MT Apr-19#57 .  industry creating underwater cam-
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    in BIRNS, Inc. Kildare, Ireland with of? ces in the U.S., BIRNS started out in the subsea the U.K., China and Australia. industry creating underwater cam- Currently the company is building era housings, and then soon moved systems to operate at 10,000m depth. Its on to developing lighting solutions

  • MR May-19#83  Software Solutions: CAD/CAM
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  • MR Feb-19#57  Software Solutions: CAD/CAM
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  • MR Jan-19#57  of 
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    January 2019 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News page: 57

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