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ShipConstructor Tips & Tricks: Task Management

A common question I get is, “<i>What is the best way to identify who changed a particular part/assembly/drawing/etc.</i>?” This question is related to my …

Shipbuilding’s Biggest Challenge: Who’s overcoming it?

For the last few posts (What is the Biggest Challenge in Shipbuilding? and Shipbuilding’s Biggest Challenge: Stakeholders’ Perspective?) we have been …

Shipbuilding PLM: It is Different!

This last year I have been working with several of SSI’s clients helping them to implement a PLM tool. As per my recommendation in the blog post …

COMPIT 2015 – The Art of Communication

Introduction<p>I just returned from COMPIT 2015 in Ulrichshusen, Germany. As always, there were a good number of presentations related to the …

COFES 2015: The Year of Questions

<i>(My alternate title was: Do you Know Where Your Next Meal is Coming From?)</i><p>I spent the majority of last week in sunny Arizona at COFES (the Congress …

What You See is What You Get

These days it isn’t enough to just <i>be</i> good at what you do. You need to <i>show</i> the world that you are good at what you do. For this reason we are seeing …

Autodesk Forum on Ocean Technology

A week and a half ago I was invited to attend a forum on the future of ocean and maritime technology. The forum, hosted by Autodesk, took place at …

A Slippery Slope for Shipyards Eyeing Oil & Gas Opportunities

Over the past 5 or so years, as the global shipbuilding industry has slowed, and in some cases ground to a halt, many shipyards have been …

How does your CAD tool manage change? Part 3

Certain clients and markets perceive ShipConstructor as a product primarily for production design. In many ways this is a self-fulfilling prophecy. …

How does your CAD tool manage change? Part 2

In Part 1 of this 3 post series (ok, I know I said it was going to be 2 parts but this one ended up being longer than I expected) I talked a bit …

How does your CAD tool manage change? Part 1

This blog post is the first of a two part series. This post will form an introduction and in the second post I will dig into the concepts in more …

When should you start creating a 3D model?

One of the most interesting and challenging aspects of working with SSI, for me personally anyway, comes from the range of types and sizes of clients …

How Small is too Small?

This is another “Behind the Curtain” post that is intended to provide some insight into the thinking behind the moves we make at SSI.<p>Our stated …

In Search of the Bigger Picture

<i>Information</i>.<p>This recent post on the necessity of open architecture in software tools and the upcoming release of our first product in the SSI …

Bill Of Material Management, From An Engineering Perspective

I’d like to dissect one of the most complicated processes any manufacturing environment faces in designing, manufacturing, and building their …

3 Green Technologies Pioneered by ShipConstructor Users

SSI clients have used the company’s ShipConstructor CAD/CAM software to design projects incorporating big new innovations with big environmental …

Helping Steer the World’s Largest Container Ships

Anytime you see a big freighter, most likely, at least part of it was designed with ShipConstructor. That is because the majority of the world’s …

World’s leading live fish carrier designer goes 3D with ShipConstructor

Ro Arctic Live Fish Carrier by Skipskompetanse AS<p>Complex Designs<p>SSI client Skipskompetanse in Norway is using ShipConstructor software to produce …

Andrea Bocelli’s Custom Yacht from Vripack

At over 75 million records sold worldwide, no one has brought classical music and opera to the world quite like blind Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli.<p>He …

USS America: Building the U.S. Naval Forces Platform of the Future … Today

During this year’s Fleet Week in San Francisco, the US Navy will commission its latest warship, the USS America (LHA 6). Shipbuilder Huntington …

Is your business looking over the horizon?

<b>Be P</b><b>repared</b><p>Are you prepared for growth? Or… are you prepared for the opposite scenario: challenging times or fierce competition that force you to up …

ShipConstructor’s Key Role in Missile Defense

Missile Defense System<p>We are not allowed to share all the details but here is what we can say. SSI’s ShipConstructor CAD/CAM software is used to help …

Three Reasons to take ShipConstructor Training

<b>Learning ShipConstructor is “easy” (compared to other software)</b><p>AutoCAD based ShipConstructor software is the easiest to learn and use of any …

Upcoming Licensing Changes and how that affects ShipConstructor Users

SSI will be introducing some significant changes with the rollout of ShipConstructor 2015, targeted for release in July 2014. We will be implementing …

Shipbuilding’s Biggest Challenge: Stakeholders’ Perspective?

In my last post <i>What is the Biggest Challenge in Shipbuilding?</i> I talked about what I feel is one of the biggest challenges in the shipbuilding …

What is the Biggest Challenge in Shipbuilding?

What would you say is the biggest challenge in the shipbuilding industry? I have asked quite a few people this exact question and have heard some …

Break Even Point with Software Upgrades

I finally got a chance to catch up on some of my reading this weekend. One of the articles I read was CAD Trends 2015 from Business Advantage. As …

ShipConstructor Tips & Tricks: Clash Management

Fixing issues on the waterfront due to interferences is extremely costly and can be the main contributor to why your project is late on delivery or …

Project Management

Shipyard Business Process Assessment

Last week I was at one of SSI’s key clients leading a Business Process Assessment (BPA). I have to admit that I really enjoy these BPA processes …

ShipConstructor Tips & Tricks: Referencing Parts

When working on any ship project it is necessary to be able to reference up-to-date parts from the current product model not currently located in …