Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has implemented NAPA Group's new 3D-model-based ship structural designing software across its business.
The new NAPA Steel software’s interactive 3D structural modelling interface allows the creation of a flexible structural model of the whole ship.
The model can be used throughout the ship design process once created, and includes class society rule checks, plan approval drawings, finite element (FE) model generation and weight calculation.
NAPA Group president Juha Heikinheimo said: “The world’s best and most demanding ship engineers at HHI have tested NAPA Steel extensively and taken NAPA Steel to production use. I would like to personally thank HHI for this opportunity.
“Fun to use, NAPA Steel provides a new level of usability and speed to this vast group of NAPA users. Moreover, NAPA Steel will be a paradigm shift in increasing competitive advantage and productivity and creating cost savings for all our customers.
"NAPA Steel has revolutionised our software and delivered an agile, fast-to-learn and user friendly design tool that meets the needs of new ‘digital natives’ entering the industry.
“It remains widely accessible to new users, applicable to the specific tasks undertaken and capable of delivering compliant, safe and productive design to confidently meet the challenges of the future.”
HHI has also participated in the testing and development of NAPA Steel, and is aiming to minimise ship structural design time by around 30%.
The company also expects to reduce designing time by further developing and customising the software in collaboration with NAPA.