Smart Modification of Early-Stage Structural CAD Models

K. Cochran

Intergraph Corporation, Hampton, VA, USA


In shipbuilding design, change is expected, but schedule delays are not. The ability to quickly make design modifications is crucial to preserving schedule in the offshore support vessel industry. A key to optimizing design change is to ensure that changes propagate intelligently through a model. This paper will explore ways in which major early-design changes can be optimized, including the ability to update internal structure due to large or small changes in a hull form surface, the transformation of copied structure, and the ability to use rules to automatically adjust structure due to design changes.

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