CADMATIC and PROSTEP cooperate on digital shipbuilding solutions

CADMATIC and PROSTEP cooperate on digital shipbuilding solutions

Developer of 3D-based design, engineering and information management software, CADMATIC, has agreed to intensify its cooperation deal with vendor-independent PLM consulting and software company PROSTEP.

The companies have signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) to enter a closer partnership to deliver end-to-end digital shipbuilding and shipping solutions. The intention of the partners is to further develop and maintain the existing CADMATIC connectivity in the context of PROSTEP’s integration platform OpenPDM SHIP.

Based on PROSTEP’s proven OpenPDM technology, which is used by many companies in the automotive and other sectors to support integration, migration and collaboration scenarios, OpenPDM SHIP is an integration platform specially designed for the marine industry. It connects shipbuilding specific development systems via standardised connectors with common PDM/PLM and ERP systems as well as with mechanical CAD applications and thus creates the prerequisite for integrated digital processes and information flows in shipbuilding and shipping.

The standard-based connector to OpenPDM SHIP does not only facilitate the import of CADMATIC data into common PDM/PLM systems to manage and trace the digital ship’s lifecycle, but also allows the exchange of model information with other production control and facilitation systems used in shipbuilding without any data losses.

“Integration with CADMATIC is the key to enable end-to-end digital processes and information flows in shipbuilding”, said Matthias Grau, product manager OpenPDM SHIP in Hamburg. “We are happy to enter a closer development partnership with CADMATIC to be able to offer CADMATIC customers enhanced connectivity with standard enterprise PDM / ERP environments as well as upstream and downstream systems in the ship development process. It is a win for customers, CADMATIC and for us.”

Jukka Rantala, CEO of CADMATIC, commented: “Through this partnership, we can provide our customers with digital information management solutions for the entire shipbuilding life cycle. CADMATIC software itself provides PDM / PLM functionality for multiple customer needs, but now it can be flexibly integrated also with different PDM / PLM software applications.

PROSTEP has already demonstrated its capability to integrate data from various sources in a consistent digital ship model.”