Increasingly, shipbuilders, marine engineers and naval architects are looking to SSI as more than just a software vendor. In fact, the very “raison d’etre” for software development is to, in some way capture and automate process and this simply cannot be done without an intimate knowledge of the clients workflows, challenges and problems they are trying to solve. Consequently, almost 25 years of listening has put SSI staff in the position to bring real meaning to the term “trusted Continue Reading
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In the upcoming weeks the AUGI Board of Directors are surveying to determine the level of interest in developing a new AUGI Industry community with a specialization in Marine Construction. Here is why it’s important to SSI (and you!) Continue Reading
There are over 425 user driven enhancements included in the latest release of SSI's flagship CAD/CAM software. ShipConstructor 2014 R2 is focused on streamlining workflows for users and enhancing the user experience. This has been accomplished by collecting feedback from clients in all markets and industries, then implementing hundreds of suggestions that boost efficiency, quality and stability. In addition to these user-driven enhancements, both users and engineering managers will find great Continue Reading
Clients are looking to do more and more with ShipConstructor and begin even earlier in the project lifecycle. Because of this, they are looking for ways to get more value from the 3D model they create along the way. One of our ShipConstructor Developer Network (SCDN) members, AutoFEM, has recently used the ShipConstructor API to allow FEA /FEM (Finite Element Analysis/Finite Element Modeling) to be performed on the ShipConstructor 3D model in AutoCAD. Continue Reading
Boats and Barbecues have nothing in common. Except, if you make a barbecue…in the shape of a boat (or something boat related). That’s what SSI is asking people to do (and design it using ShipConstructor CAD /CAM software of course.) We’re going to use this for a practical purpose. For the last number of years, we’ve invited a number of clients near our SSI USA office in Mobile, Alabama to come to the Senior Bowl College Football All-star game and also to attend our “tailgate” party. Continue Reading
Whether it’s a sophisticated yacht, a powerful combat vessel or a complex offshore oil platform, there are many great photos of projects designed and built with ShipConstructor CAD /CAM Software. There are a number of visually compelling 3D renderings and some innovative “blended” images where we have taken 3D virtual reality models from Autodesk Navisworks and then blended them with actual photos of the ship that was designed. We’d like to show off our great looking photos so we have created a Continue Reading
"Engineering America’s Maritime Dominance." That’s an “assertive” name for a conference, but it was the title that the American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) picked for ASNE Day, February 20-21, 2015 in Arlington Virginia. Continue Reading