Intergraph Corporation and Det Norske Veritas Software jointly unveiled Intergraph IntelliShip, advanced software for ship design and construction. The companies plan to commercially release the products in early 2003. The data-centric, rule-based, integrated 3D modeling and 2D engineering software aims to streamline shipbuilding processes, appreciably lower manpower requirements and material costs and significantly reduce overall ship design and construction costs and schedules. DNV Software also announced the MarineSolutions suite, which will include products built on the Intergraph IntelliShip technology.
The new IntelliShip software technology is a leap beyond current CAD-based solutions in terms of data-centricity, customizability, productivity, rule-based engineering and integration. The lifecycle toolset addresses conceptual and detail design of ships and components, plan approval, production planning, manufacturing, construction and risk management. IntelliShip frees shipbuilders from the constraints of now-outmoded systems. Legacy or current architectures are limited in their support of future shipbuilding work process demands - now answered by IntelliShip - including data re-use, global work sharing and distributed engineering, configuration management, cost optimization, lifecycle data management and business system integration as well as Web access to both graphical and tabular information. IntelliShip is highly customizable with standard Microsoft programming tools to answer individual shipbuilder's work processes, engineering rules, standards and other unique requirements.
The DNV Software MarineSolutions will address integration of design and analysis tasks within and among different disciplines. This will enhance today's CAD and CAE technology and place increased functionality in the hands of marine designers and engineers. The result is more efficient concurrent engineering work processes, leading to faster, more economical and better design, engineering and construction. MarineSolutions uses a digital product model to coordinate and carry out the various work process activities. The product model thus becomes a common information base for further use throughout the ship lifecycle.