PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS IN CADD FOR 3-D MACHINERY SPACE DESIGN AND MODULAR OUTFITTING

Since the early 70s, Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) has been extensively integrated into the shipbuilding and offshore industry. In the shipbuilding industry, most of the advancements have been in the area of modular construction, with modular outfitting being almost nonexistent. Based on modular construction and outfitting techniques developed in the offshore oil and gas industry, this paper presents a detailed approach for changing the situation and incorporating modular outfitting into the shipbuilding industry. Using the latest CADD technology, the paper discusses 3-D module generation; ship structure modeling; pipes; Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning (HVAC); cable trays; clash checking; weight control; center of gravity and the automatic generation of all working drawings; materials lists; and spool drawings. Conducted properly, and with the assistance of CADD, modular outfitting can result in enormous time and cost savings.

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  • Pagination: 12p.

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  • Accession Number: 00660349
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM