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New ISO standard streamlines the collaboration in ship lifecycle

SIEMENS – Data, knowledge-sharing and collaboration are bigger challenges in the shipbuilding industry than other industries. Complications come from large amounts of data, different design and manufacturing stages, different disciplines and different software. Further adding to the challenges are the huge supply chain which includes design agents, equipment manufacturers, block fabricators and more.

More recently, with the expanding worldwide collaboration network which is resulting in design, engineering and manufacturing in extended enterprise, the shipyard and its entire supply chain has to manage this complexity of communication in a heterogeneous environment.

To support this, there is a need for a product representation method which can meet the demands of application and hardware independence, support the total lifecycle of a ship, generate viewpoint-specific representations, and rapidly share information between geographically-distributed applications and users while protecting corporate intellectual property.

Siemens PLM Software’s JT™ technology has been approved by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) as an International Standard (ISO 14306:2012). JT provides a lightweight data format for 3D product information visualization and collaboration.

Because of JT, shipyard manufacturers, suppliers, even IT vendors and academia can work together to speed up the development of ship.

JT as a neutral lightweight format can handle several processes in design, construction and lifecycle support for the shipbuilding industry:

  • Program and project management
  • Collaborative design and engineering
  • Ship digital construction
  • Supplier chain management
  • Services and supports

The applications of JT go beyond visualization, so it is possible to optimize product engineering processes by integrating a JT-based solution into selected processes. Shipyards can use a combination of JT-supported processes along with processes which need the use of native computer-aided design (CAD) tools or various PLM systems.

Leading shipbuilders have already adopted JT technology in the development and manufacturing process of ship. more> http://tinyurl.com/motmqst

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