Besides expertise, inspiration and passion, the key routes to be navigated by leading ship and yacht builders concern digital product development. The right use of high-end solutions boosts economic success and prevents shipwrecks caused by expensive development mistakes.
Nowadays, before a ship or yacht leaves the harbor, numerous shipbuilders, engineers and designers are involved in the various development stages, often right around the world. With diverse viewpoints and sometimes using different technologies, too. Yet different systems often end up with the individual development areas becoming isolated, as well as causing significant losses of time through unnecessary new model design.
CENIT offers an integrated complete solution based on CATIA V5, specifically designed for the challenges associated with building yachts and ships.
CATIA V5 from Dassault Systèmes provides yacht builders with versatile options for hull design, for example. Intuitive tools for visualizing design ideas support the developers in the design of aesthetically exacting and high-quality areas with complex roundness and transitions. The selective simulation of the processing operations allows NC programmers to ensure early on that elaborate forms can be manufactured correctly and without colliding, right from the word go.
In addition, an integrated Product Lifecylce Management (PLM) design solution provides yacht builders with a wide variety of useful simulation options. The other option of particular interest for yacht building is interdisciplinary collision control, since this offers huge potential for innovation. Errors are identified and eliminated at root in the development phase, which means there is no need for time-consuming and expensive rework in manufacturing or during assembly.
The manufacturing solutions that CENIT has integrated in CATIA V5 are crucial to enabling yacht builders to automate their processes cost-effectively and to make them available offline as well. And of course, the CENIT solutions also take important areas such as furniture design into consideration.
For yacht building – as for all industries –, PLM constitutes a strategic decision to link people, processes and information more closely together, thus achieving enormous time savings in the development and production process. Valuable time that can be invested more intensively in creativity and innovation.