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Sener has partnered with ESI Group to market the latter’s IC.IDO Virtual Reality solution globally, and has integrated Foran to create an immersive 3D experience with exclusive functions for its clients.

The integration of IC.IDO and Foran is expected to address the shipbuilding industry’s evolving trend of distributing the engineering work of vessels across different companies, and creating designs for effective ships.

Sener’s Foran is claimed to be the only system to help consolidate all design disciplines in a single solution.

"The integration of IC.IDO and Foran is expected to address the shipbuilding industry’s evolving trend of distributing engineering work."

The system provides an integrated solution for ship design, including forms definition, naval architecture calculations, hull structure, machinery, outfitting, electronics, and accommodation spaces.

ESI Group’s IC.IDO is based on virtual reality technology, which offers real-time physics simulation replicating realistic behavior of virtual objects, and features unique collaboration capabilities to facilitate a seamless cooperation on the virtual model between remote sites.

Its multi-CAD and PDM support allows for quick process integration.

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IC.IDO, after being integrated with Foran, will allow real-time physical simulation and an immersive user interface.

The ability of the product to simulate movements, collisions and human models makes it possible to verify the entire assembly line as well as the whole manufacturing and maintenance process.

ESI Group Hispania and South America COO Emilio Mencía de Miguel said: "Foran is the most complete, advanced shipbuilding system on the market and its integration with the IC.IDO virtual reality system will create unique opportunities for collaboration and process integration in an immersive 3D environment that will further assist the decision-making processes of the different teams in the shipyard, or decision-making between these teams and the different design offices".

Image: ESI Group’s IC.IDO will be integrated with Sener’s Foran. Photo: courtesy of SENER Group.