PROSTEP Helps Meyer Group to Build Cruise Ships on a Common Platform

PROSTEP Meyer Group

​Cruise ships are typically not designed from scratch, but so far there is no systematic reuse of existing design. Now Finish shipyard Meyer Turku starts to create the first of two ships using a common platform developed together with German counterpart Meyer Werft. German PLM specialist PROSTEP helps Meyer Turku to overcome the challenge of working with different CAD tools in hull design and outfitting.

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Ship classification using 3D PDF technology from PROSTEP

Ship classification (class approval) normally involves the exchange of numerous large-format drawings between a shipyard and a classification society. In addition to this, Meyer Werft in Papenburg will for the first time also be providing the classification company DNV GL with 3D models of a cruise ship. The digital class approval process is based on PROSTEP’s 3D PDF technology.

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3D PDF Technical Data Package (TDP)

PROSTEP Technical Data Package

Adobe and PROSTEP have expanded their long-standing cooperation in the field of 3D PDF technology in order to provide companies with optimum support when it comes to establishing drawingless processes in accordance with the VDA guideline 4953-2 or MIL-STD-31000. Under the new agreement PROSTEP is now also able to offer customers the option of creating PDF-based technical data packages (TDP) containing any kind of 3D representations. The licensed functionality for flattening 3D models and generating PDF/A-3-compliant containers are part of a separate TDP module that expands PROSTEP’s PDF Generator 3D. The new module is now available.

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Shift to Model Based Systems Engineering

In the past, engineering projects revolved around ‘document’ and ‘drawing’ centric processes which each contained fragments of information about the whole system. The major downside to this model was that it failed to keep and manage the ‘pieces of information and their connections’. This model also lacked quick access and consistent traceability when project data was examined. It became difficult to assess project completeness, architecture integration, consistency of requirements, change impacts, verification, validation, and end-to-end traceability.

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ALM PLM Integration with ThingWorx

Smart manufacturing starts with smart product engineering and design. By the year 2020, multiple studies have suggested the world’s population will have over 50 billion connected devices. Understanding the Internet of Things (IoT) is complex but vital to the changing landscape of technology within engineering and design. Simply put, IoT is the massive connection of data from internet-ready products. This includes everything from everyday household products such as thermostats and lamps, to manufacturing machines in the automotive, aerospace, and a multitude of other business sectors. Understanding the connectivity of devices between people and people, people and things, and things and things will drive added value for companies in the manufacturing engineering industries. As a result, companies learn about not only the gaps in efficiencies in product manufacturing, but also the customer experience and how customers relate and use the product.

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PROSTEP Leads Global Aerospace Company through Teamcenter Migration and Sharepoint Document Management with Plans for Secure Data Exchange

PROSTEP SONACA

Numerous questions and challenges arise when a PLM migration becomes a company’s strategy to improve their systems. Additionally, increased risks and inexperienced specialists may contribute to longer than expected project times. This is primarily true within the aerospace industry where long product lifecycles and strict traceability requirements are common.

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PROSTEP Enhances Daimler AG’s Central PDM backbone SMARAGD Architecture

Utilizing more than 15,000 users with data volume over 5 terabytes, SMARAGD is Daimler AG’s central PDM backbone PROSTEP has recently been tasked with furthering functional development along with the development of the new SMARAGD architecture thus making it ready for a future of digitalization and smart engineering.

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