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More Power More Productivity More IntegrationNew AVEVA Marine products deliver enhanced capabilities for marine and offshore engineeringAVEVA Marine entered 2012 with three powerful new products and a range of across-the-board upgrades. These not only address specific needs in the shipbuilding and offshore industries, they also extend the integration of data and disciplines within AVEVA Marine and between AVEVA Marine and AVEVA Plant. They increase both AVEVA's technology leadership and the competitive advantage of its customers.Across the boardThese important additions to AVEVA Marine reflect significant upgrades to AVEVA Plant, which we describe on pages 24-25. The ground-breaking new AVEVA Engineering serves both the plant and marine industries, while the close technology integration between AVEVA Plant and AVEVA Marine ensures that the many common enhancements in the 12.1 product releases will benefit all our customers.For example, the considerable benefits of AVEVA Design Reuse are further extended by model library improvements which make it easier to build up libraries of outfitting components. Unicode support and the general enhancements of report generation functions will be widely welcomed for the abilities they bring in producing high-quality deliverables in users' local languages. Support for Windows 7 and for Microsoft Office 2010 are also provided across both AVEVA Plant and AVEVA Marine.For many AVEVA Marine users, the brand-new AVEVA Design Reuse will itself be sufficient reason to upgrade. This module can dramatically accelerate new projects through the reuse of previous design work. AVEVA estimates that this capability could save as much as 70% of the design time for a new vessel.AVEVA Design Reuse can be used in a variety of ways. For yards specialising in a particular type of vessel, it can be used to rapidly create a new design by copying an original; traditionally, as much as 90% of the original design effort was required to create an identical copy. The new copy can include all the design information of the original, or only selected subsets, and can have its data references intelligently updated to suit the requirements of the new design.Mixed technology environments are common in all the engineering industries and AVEVA has long been an active promoter of open standards for data exchange, to enable a preferred mix of individual applications for specific tasks. The new AVEVA Surface Manager extends user choice by enabling hull surface definitions to be exchanged with third-party applications through established neutral standards such as IGES, SAT, DML and STEP AP203.Normally used for importing surfaces into AVEVA Marine, AVEVA Surface Manager puts a shipyard in full control of the hull form, providing a number of valuable benefits. When importing, it carries out sophisticated quality checking on the data and can repair a number of commonly encountered defects. Another major addition to AVEVA Marine is AVEVA Space Management, which will be of particular interest to designers of more complex vessel types such as warships, submarines or cruise ships. This new application greatly simplifies the creation and management of the many space divisions within a vessel.Its powerful 'room-oriented' approach to design is highly productive, as the intelligent association of compartments with their properties and contents enables a rapid and interactive design development. The software ensures that all dependencies update automatically.AVEVA Design ReuseExploit your accumulated know-howAVEVA Surface ManagerMore choice, more quality, more controlAVEVA Space ManagementSimplifying, managing, automating38AVEVA World Magazine 2012|Issue 1

AVEVA Design Reuse unlocks the accumulated value of previous design work. It allows the reuse of an entire ship design or simply parts of it. For example, you can:z create a sister ship from an existing designz create a similar ship, perhaps for a different ownerz create a similar ship, but of a different sizez start a new design using parts of previous designsz apply a standard design to a new project.An intuitive Graphical User Interface (GUI) makes this powerful new product easy to use for efficient manual copying. Command-line control opens up possibilities for innovative working methods based on the automation capabilities of AVEVA's Programming Macro Language (PML).Hull form accuracy can therefore be maintained throughout every stage of an AVEVA Marine project, ensuring high design quality in the finished vessel.When exporting, surface definitions can be exported entire, for use in third-party hydrodynamics applications, for example, or selectively for use by subcontractors. Because vessel performance depends critically on it, the precise surface definition is a high-value proprietary asset for a shipbuilder. Being able to export to subcontractors selected portions only of the hull form retains control of this valuable intellectual property.AVEVA Surface Manager can also be used as a stand-alone program for converting surfaces from one format to another. Its full range of benefits becomes apparent when used in conjunction with Hull Structural Design or Hull Detailed Design, through facilitating the checking of surfaces during the hull design process. Surface Manager provides more flexibility of choice, whether of surface creation tools, or specialist hydrostatics or Automatic space arrangement drawings Apart from increasing the scope for evaluating options at the early design stage, one of the new product's most valuable features is likely to be its ability to automatically create General Arrangement drawings defining all the various surface treatments.A great many revisions of these are often required as the design evolves, so the reduction in work and time required to update them can be significant. Generating them directly from the definitive vessel model also eliminates potential sources of error.Top: View of a source model. Below: 3D view of the data copied and updated in the target model.Example of surface definition for bulb and bow thruster.hydrodynamics analysis software. It helps increase design quality, and maximises control over one of a shipyard's most valuable intellectual assets.A general arrangement.AVEVA World Magazine 2012|Issue 139