Owners are demanding higher value, safer, more attractive ships and platforms as they look to differentiate themselves and provide consumers with compelling experiences. Shipbuilders must find innovative solutions that will enable them to successfully address all these customer requirements and ever more stringent regulations, while efficiently managing the associated complexity, risk and cost.

The Designed For Sea Industry Solution Experience is a proven solution for efficient design. It helps naval architects, engineers, and designers in shipyards and design offices to define, simulate, analyze and validate the optimal design from a combination of style, innovation, advanced technologies and high performance while complying with industry regulations and classification standards.

Based on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, Designed For Sea uniquely connects requirements, regulations, project planning, design and engineering teams throughout the design process with full traceability. Designed For Sea helps project stakeholders reduce costly, time-consuming rework by experimenting with alternative scenarios at an early stage of the design process using advanced, real-time 3D simulation and analysis. As a result, Designed For Sea helps shipyards achieve design excellence as well as improve productivity, cost effectiveness, and ecosystem efficiency in an ever-increasing competitive Marine & Offshore environment.

Discover the benefits of Designed For Sea

  • Achieve design excellence
  • Satisfy customer requirements
  • Comply with standards and regulations
  • Improve design productivity
  • Reduce cost
  • Enhance ecosystem efficiency

Efficiently capture knowhow and existing design information to support reuse

Whether for an entirely new program or a similar project, such as sister ships, there is substantial value in the wealth of design know-how and expertise available within a company that can help optimize design cycle time and improve quality.

With Designed For Sea, knowledge gained over the years, proven designs from past projects, and industry practices can be easily capitalized for reuse in future projects. Multi-disciplinary engineering teams located on multiple sites around the world have access to design data, catalogs, templates, design rules, company and industry standards, anytime, anywhere with appropriate security controls to help ensure protection of intellectual property.

Designed For Sea features built-in marine and offshore semantics that promote design consistency. Rules that include material specification, naming, and manufacturing criteria are embedded in the design process. This satisfies design integrity and compliance with customer and production requirements as well as regulatory standards, while helping companies achieve significant productivity gains and cost savings.

Key Highlights and Benefits

  • Efficiently capture know-how through templates and standard part catalogs to enable reuse for greater design productivity and cost efficiency
  • Include behaviors, design and manufacturing rules, and company-specific design criteria for greater design consistency and quality
  • Manage knowledge rules and design specifications to ensure compliance with customer requirements and industry regulations

Create spaces to support cross discipline planning and develop general arrangement plan

The development of any large ship or platform is a significant undertaking. As space is limited, it is essential to define the various partitions such as fire zones, decks, watertight compartments, as well as the way major equipment is arranged so that vessels or platforms can meet functional, operational, and regulatory requirements. Shipyards also need to effectively communicate and coordinate general planning and layout information across all disciplines throughout the development process.

Designed For Sea provides a proven solution that enables engineers to subdivide the ship into spaces in an intelligent and efficient manner. Shipyards can define space types, attributes, behaviors, and design criteria to ensure design consistency and compliance with specific requirements that are associated with certain space types.

With Designed For Sea, efficiency and design productivity are improved as these spaces are integrated across disciplines throughout the project design lifecycle. Spaces are defined permanently and available to the entire design team. They can also be used during the manufacturing phase. Engineers can build design sessions based on the defined spaces, quickly search for design objects for a specific space, capture critical space properties such as weight, volume, cost, and material, as well as generate the Bill Of Materials for any given space.

Designed For Sea also provides the ability to effectively arrange all major equipment. Complying with customer layout requirements can be easily managed using embedded rules. Thanks to integrated simulation and analysis, engineers can evaluate different layout options and identify the best alternatives. Once the general arrangement is complete, engineers can generate the General Arrangement Plan and associated drawings, which are critical for certification and planning.

Key Highlights and Benefits

  • Efficiently subdivide a ship into major spaces in compliance with requirements
  • Integrate spaces across disciplines and project phases for increased efficiency and productivity
  • Capture space properties such as weight, volume, cost, material
  • Perform general arrangement of all major equipment
  • Create the General Arrangement Plan

Engineer and validate steel structure design and automate generation of detail design

Structural engineers focus on the structural integrity of the entire ship or platform while ensuring compliance to customer requirements. This implies the need to manage large scale steel structures.

Designed For Sea delivers a proven, highly efficient, scalable solution that enables structural engineers to define, simulate, analyze, and validate the entire design of ships and offshore platform structures while ensuring compliance with requirements, technical budgets, material, regulatory standards and classification rules.

With Designed For Sea, structural engineers have a marine industry-dedicated structural design solution to easily define the initial layout and create structural elements such as bulkheads, major decks, and stiffening systems. Designed For Sea provides efficient structural analysis, weight analysis, early space capture, and material throw, managed through standard catalogs and company-defined design rules and conventions.

Designed For Sea uniquely features advanced yet simple-to-use 3D simulation to quickly perform the required structure analysis and validation or identify potential design and compliance issues.

The design intent is captured during the definition of the basic design, making it possible to generate and synchronize the detail design. The ability to automatically generate the detail design using predefined standards and rules as well as the ability to easily propagate changes throughout the design process helps reduce errors and improve quality.

Drawings required for classification and reporting purposes can be automatically generated. The drawings are associated to the 3D design making modification and synchronization extremely efficient.

Key Highlights and Benefits

  • Engineer major structural systems with design excellence for the entire ship or platform
  • Analyze and validate the design quickly and easily using integrated 3D simulation
  • Ensure compliance with customer requirements as well as with material and regulatory standards
  • Manage design intent to enable automatic generation of the detail design and synchronization when changes occur
  • Manage engineering changes to reduce costly reworks and delays
  • Generate classification drawings and reports

Engineer and validate composite structure design

The Marine industry is constantly looking for ways to improve ship quality while lowering the total cost of ownership. Ultra-light, strong, durable, highly resistant to fatigue and corrosion, composites are an ideal solution. Yet, effectively managing the engineering of composite structures can be complex and requires a dedicated solution.

Designed For Sea provides an integrated process-oriented solution to define, simulate, analyze, and validate the design of composites structures from conceptual to detail design while ensuring compliance with requirements and regulatory standards.

Designed For Sea offers multiple design approaches such as grid or zone-based design, providing the flexibility to select the approach that is best suited for a given situation. It provides engineers with the ability to optimize ship weight without jeopardizing strength. Manufacturing constraints can be embedded early in the design process to ensure manufacturability, thereby significantly shortening design time and lowering cost.

Thanks to integrated simulation and analysis, engineers understand stress distribution and can identify the strength requirement at different grid locations of the hull, decks and bulkheads. Using this information, they can then define the type of composite material that is required and the number of plies that are needed for various sections of the ship. Designed For Sea provides efficient ply modeling capabilities with automatic generation of plies and automatic change propagation for greater design productivity. The use of embedded knowledge and design rules helps improve the ply layout process, and promotes compliance with material and regulatory standards.

Key Highlights and Benefits

  • Define, simulate, analyze, validate the integrated basic design of composite structures to achieve design excellence
  • Design composite structures using multiple design approach including grid and zone-based design
  • Embed manufacturing constraints early in the design process to ensure manufacturability
  • Generate plies and propagate changes automatically
  • Identify strength requirement using integrated analysis and simulation
  • Simulate ply layout with optimum fiber orientation to maximize strength using advanced techniques
  • Optimize ply layout, including overlap definition, with embedded knowledge rules 

Engineer Piping and HVAC systems, develop 3D design ensuring integration and synchronization

Within today’s sophisticated ships and platforms, piping and HVAC systems are key disciplines in the overall design. For these disciplines, engineers need to define and validate the system definition as part of the early design using detailed specifications accounting for regulations and company rules. Once the systems are defined and validated, designers will develop the 3D model to support these systems. Throughout the entire process, it is critical that the piping and HVAC design information is well integrated with all other disciplines to ensure cross-discipline coordination and alleviate potential conflicts that would cause costly reworks and delays.

Designed For Sea enables engineers and designers to define, simulate, analyze and validate piping and HVAC systems to ensure ship and platform design excellence.

With Designed For Sea, fluid engineers can easily define and manage schematic diagrams for piping and HVAC systems using integrated design rules and catalogs to ensure compliance with material specification and regulatory standards. These diagrams are then used to drive the equipment arrangement and 3D system layout to efficiently capture and manage the required space and avoid design conflicts with other disciplines.

As it embodies the customer requirements and the design criteria, adherence to the design intent is essential. Designed For Seamanages design intent during the 2D and 3D piping and HVAC basic design thereby enabling the generation and synchronization of specification driven detail design. Designed For Sea ensures design integration between the logical and physical design which enables engineers to quickly and easily check design integrity and compliance with customer requirements. Embedded knowledge rules, standard templates, and design specifications catalogs provide the ability to dynamically validate the design and ensure compliance with classification and regulation standards.

With Designed For Sea, you can generate Piping and HVAC specific drawings such as installation and fabrication drawings.  When the 3D design is changed, engineers can automatically propagate the changes from the 3D design to the generated drawing which can significantly improve quality and help reduce cost.

Key Highlights and Benefits

  • Define piping and HVAC engineering specifications to drive the part selection process and ensure the integrity of systems
  • Develop Piping & Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs) and HVAC diagrams
  • Define arrangement and 3D system layout
  • Create and synchronize detail design with logical design
  • Validate, analyze, and simulate piping and HVAC systems
  • Generate Piping and HVAC drawings such as installation and fabrication drawings automatically

Engineer electrical systems, define cableways, and perform rule driven cable routing

When designing a ship or a platform, it is essential to be able to define electrical systems in compliance with requirements, standards and regulations while ensuring design integrity and alleviating potential contentions with other disciplines at a very early stage of the design process. The massive number of cables must be routed in an optimal way. Routed cables must be supported to ensure stability and safety.

Designed For Sea enables electrical systems engineers to define, simulate, analyze, and validate the design of integrated electrical systems for an entire ship or offshore platform.

With Designed For Sea, electrical engineers can easily define and modify specification-driven 2D schematic diagrams for the different systems needed. These are then used to drive the equipment arrangement and 3D cable way layout. Electrical engineers can efficiently capture and reserve space to alleviate conflicts with other engineering disciplines during downstream processes, thereby avoiding costly reworks and delays. Designed For Sea allows engineers to route the cables connecting the electrical equipment through the cableway network that spans the entire ship or platform while respecting routing rules and maintaining cost. Engineers can also design the required raceways and hangers based on the routed cables.

Catalogs, standards, embedded design rules, and material and design specifications provide the ability to dynamically validate the design of all the different electrical systems with respect to requirements, regulations, and budgets at an early stage.

Design intent is managed seamlessly during 2D and 3D electrical basic design, enabling faster generation of the detail design and synchronization.

Key Highlights and Benefits

  • Develop electrical diagrams
  • Define 3D arrangement & system layout to avoid potential conflicts with other engineering disciplines
  • Create and synchronize detail design from basic design
  • Define and route cables to support all electrical related systems
  • Validate, analyze, and simulate electrical systems

Develop accommodation design for interior ship spaces to enhance crew and passenger experience

The ability to provide accommodations that will provide a memorable “at sea” experience for passengers and crew is fundamental for the success of any ship or platform project. Shipyards need to be particularly efficient in designing and building these areas where people will work, eat, sleep and socialize in order to ensure efficiency and provide an unforgettable experience on board.

Designed For Sea delivers a marine-dedicated solution with an immersive user interface and intuitive approach to design and manage accommodation subspaces, physical rooms, walls, ceilings, coverings, doors, baseboards, corner protection, draught stop, fire bridge, and panel insulation. Designed For Sea helps manage accommodation arrangement to ensure fast and efficient design of cabins, doors, windows, railings, stairs, furniture and decorative elements faster and more efficiently. With the ability to evaluate multiple scenarios from compartment arrangement to interior layout, Designed For Sea helps to ensure design excellence and compliance with customer requirements.

Access to predefined templates, company rules, design specifications and dedicated catalogs, as well as the ability to capture and reuse common standard components help increase design productivity and reduce design cost while ensuring consistency and adherence to customer and regulatory requirements.

Key Highlights and Benefits

  • Engineer the integrated accommodation design to ensure ship design excellence
  • Layout interior compartment spaces such as entertainment areas, gallery areas, and living spaces using intelligent libraries and placement
  • Create and manage wall and floor coverings, doors, baseboard, corner protection, and insulation for compartments
  • Ensure compliance with required design standards and regulations through embedded rules, design specifications, dedicated catalogs, and predefined templates

Design review and cross discipline coordination

Providing engineers, suppliers, ship owners as well as non-technical personnel access to project information streamlines projects and stimulates collaboration. Companies that store their information in different specialized design systems lack efficient coordination across engineering disciplines, which can cause late design conflicts and costly and lengthy rework.

Designed For Sea provides real-time dynamic dashboards and reports that can be used to share information on project status with the entire ecosystem, including owners, designers, and certification teams, facilitating the review process and accelerating decision-making. All appropriate team members have instant access to business intelligence information and the most up-to-date product and project data, including BOMs and reports, with the ability to monitor compliance with customer requirements and regulations, technical budget consumption and delivery schedules.

With Designed For Sea, interactive cross-discipline design reviews can be performed in 3D to quickly identify, track and solve cross-discipline design issues, such as interferences and penetrations with visual feedback. Formalized design review templates can also be created to standardize and streamline the review process.

Key Highlights and Benefits

  • Access project information anytime, anywhere via dynamic real-time dashboards and reports
  • Easily monitor compliance with requirements, regulations, and technical budget consumption
  • Streamline collaboration and perform basic design reviews to ensure efficient coordination across multiple engineering disciplines