Oil and gas production in the offshore industry is still at very high levels. More complex developments in shipbuilding are being awarded. The demands to extract and process oil and gas from new oil fields offshore has led to a major shift in the technologies chosen for the design and operation of floating production facilities used to both extract and process crude oil and natural gas products. With all of these projects, space is a major constraint, so configuring the process in as small an area as possible is critical to success. Intergraph Smart™ 3D is a ship design software that provides a next-generation, fully integrated design and manufacturing environment to support the design of both conventional offshore platforms (fixed, jackups, SSBs, drillships, TLPs, and spars) as well as FPSO, floating LNG, and other marine vessels. Smart 3D can efficiently process the dense and complex structural and outfitting designs that meet industry requirements.
At ship and offshore yards, assembling, lifting, and moving around big blocks and modules requires many activities that have to be planned mostly in advance to avoid costly idle time during fabrication and to ensure workers safety on the shop floor. There are hundreds of documents and drawings that have to be prepared in order to instruct the crews on the right operating sequence to accomplish their job in the most safe and productive way.
Smart 3D LPM provides a comprehensive set of tools and functionalities to be used on top of the 3D model design to prepare all the necessary deliverables to be used at the yard for assemblies and blocks painting, scaffolding installation and removal, lifting lugs positioning, cranes configuration and much more.
Smart 3D LPM can import several different formats of CAD 3D models, and for this reason it’s a great tool for the production engineering office at the yard, independently by the 3D CAD systems that is used by the design office