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SENER Presents Computer Aided Design Evolution

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

November 7, 2014

Rodrigo Pérez presentation, from SENER

Rodrigo Pérez presentation, from SENER

SENER attended the 53rd edition of the Naval Architecture Congress in Spain, from October 8-10. It was organized by the Naval Architecture and Oceanic Engineering Association of Spain, this time in Cartagena.

SENER's Rodrigo Pérez presented a work about the computer aided design evolution, written in collaboration with Carlos González and Luis Sánchez, also from SENER.

The technical paper traces the history of shipbuilding since Roman times where they began to use curves for drawing frames, through the Venetian techniques reusing templates (XIII-XVI centuries), to the most modern methods for ship design with the latest developments in FORAN, the shipbuilding CAD/CAM/CAE System developed by SENER.

The FORAN history is also described, since the beginnings where it was organized in two stages: design (modules from F.1 to F.7) and production (F.8 to F.22). Finally, the most recent and relevant advances of the System are explained, such as the FORAN integration with Product Lifecycle Management tools (PLM), virtual reality solutions for the navigation around the ship 3D model and the management of production information in electronic tablets.

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