Learning ShipConstructor is “easy” (compared to other software)
AutoCAD based ShipConstructor software is the easiest to learn and use of any shipbuilding specific CAD/CAM application. It’s built on top of a familiar AutoCAD foundation so if you know AutoCAD, it’s a natural extension of the same familiar tool. On top of that, SSI goes even further to ensure that ShipConstructor “thinks shipbuilding” by incorporating shipbuilding concepts and terminology into the User Experience itself. This combination of leveraging the world’s most popular CAD program along with industry specific expertise means that individuals familiar with marine construction find it more intuitive than other applications.
Even if ShipConstructor is easier to learn than the complicated offerings from competitors, you still need a knowledgeable ShipConstructor expert to guide you through the software. Here’s why:
1. There’s a lot to it…
When you think of the fact that ShipConstructor covers every major engineering discipline, with many hundreds of buttons, menu options and commands, there is actually a lot to learn. Part of this is due to the inherent complexity of the tasks required in the engineering of ships. But another reason is that SSI has designed ShipConstructor to be extremely flexible. For instance, ShipConstructor has multiple configurable templates, bills of materials, CAD standards and workflows that can be tailored to fit specific needs. You need training to know how to use the tools in ShipConstructor properly and guidance regarding your options.
2. You could save so much time and money
Our CEO, Darren Larkins just told me that on almost every single occasion when he has visited a client, in less than an hour, he has heard the phrase, “I didn’t know ShipConstructor could do that.” And sometimes these are longtime power users! The fact is, ShipConstructor is so powerful, with so many features that are constantly being added, that many people do not know a fraction of how much more productive they could become by simply increasing their knowledge of the software. Training also helps you increase productivity by reducing errors and increasing efficiency.
3. Personal and Personnel Development
Staff members are more “engaged” when they know that their company cares enough to help support them in doing their job effectively. And motivated individuals know that they can enhance their careers by increasing their skills. Attending a ShipConstructor training course is ideal for both personal and personnel development.
How to get trained.
SSI offers training via its dealers. Training can be done onsite at a client’s office or at a centralized training location. Visit SSI’s training page to find out more information.