General Arrangement Tool for Holistic Basic Design
Quick benefits during the project life cycle from an overall optimized design of vessels
The paper describes how a standalone intelligent and adaptive General Arrangement tool can improve basic design in shipbuilding by:
- Generating high topology 3D hull structure layouts based on 2D sketches
- Using an open standard format to facilitate hull definition and approval
- Connecting hull shape optimization tools, hull design, and outfitting layout
Key benefits of the tool include, among others, the option to define different design alternatives, easier management of changes, and high interoperability to exchange data in standard formats.