Design

Enabling ship and offshore designs engineering efficiency

26th February 2020
Alex Lynn

DNV GL and MSC Software Corporation (MSC), have announced a strategic partnership to improve the productivity of engineers using DNV GL’s Sesam design and simulation software for maritime and offshore engineering efficiency.

MSC and DNV GL have partnered to connect Sesam workflows with MSC Apex so that Sesam users can streamline common tasks and become more productive. Under the partnership, DNV GL will resell MSC Apex as a translator from CAD to CAE, that offers customers the potential to reduce current design and verification processes by weeks. 

Ships and offshore floating structures are designed using many CAD tools, producing data that can require intensive manual conversion and rectification before a strength assessment can be performed. Using MSC Apex, complete structures can be imported directly from 2D or 3D Computer Aided Design (CAD) tools such as CATIA, AutoCAD, NX, Intergraph Smart 3D and open file standards. Engineers can rapidly finalise the finite element model using contextual tools and scripts that automate repetitive pre-processsing tasks for strength assessment in Sesam. 

Elling Rishoff, Head of Software Ecosystems at DNV GL, Digital Solutions, said: “Through our partnership with MSC, we are providing users with a modern work environment that any engineer can learn, and where experienced Sesam users can enjoy significant productivity gains using the smart features and workflows in MSC Apex.”

John Janevic, COO, MSC Software commented: “We have collaborated with DNV GL for many years to help our customers engineer better floating structures by offering them optimised tools. We’re now taking a big step forward with our new strategic partnership. MSC Apex will greatly enhance the productivity of Sesam workflows from design to validation.”

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