STX Finland Rauma shipyard
Jul 02, 2013
ROOM-LINK in use for various ship types at
Rauma shipyard project design.
The STX Finland Rauma shipyard project
design team wanted to cut down the time needed to
define the NAPA compartment model. In addition they
wanted to integrate the NAPA model and its analysis
better into their ship design process.
Mr Jukka Vasama, Manager of Naval Architecture
Department, tells: “In our team we want to do our
designs with AutoCAD and then experience the benefits
of NAPA right after. After having used the ROOM-LINK
system for a while we noticed that making detailed
models is very convenient and it saves surprisingly
lot of time with large models. Also compared to our
previous method the working style is now much more
relaxed while more efficient."
STX Rauma shipyard proposed the development
of the ROOM-LINK. The work effort was accomplished
as a joint venture by companies Ship Solutions
FI Ltd Oy and Nerom Software Oy. STX Rauma
is a long time user for NAPA and applies AutoCAD for
the General Arrangement design among other things.
ROOM-LINK improves the quality of the outcome
model by cutting down the human errors which easily
slipped in with the previous working method.
Mr Vasama continues that: "First of all
it was delightful to experience the pace the Ship
Solutions and Nerom team responded to our requests.
Our idea was to shorten the time spent to the manual
information transfers between AutoCAD and NAPA models,
and to enhance the information flow between these
two systems. I was more than happy to have ordered
the work and can confirm that design costs are saved
in such a short while that nobody can complain."
from Mr Jukka Vasama, Manager of Naval Architecture
Department at STX Finland Rauma Shipyard.