Production (Detail) Design - simplifying & streamlining production
The Gibbs & Cox production design process includes integration of a 3D CAD product model of the vessel based on classed and approved functional drawings, vendor drawings, and the shipyard’s build strategy in a configuration optimized for vessel construction. Production drawings and information are extracted from the 3D product model to support complete construction of the vessel in a sequence and format best aligning with the build processes and work centers at the shipyard. This includes 3D and 2D drawings and CNC data for structural assembly, piping, mechanical, hull outfitting, electrical, and HVAC.
Gibbs & Cox uses various 3D CAD/CAM software tools including ShipConstructor and Intergraph. We apply over 30 years of CAD experience and numerous processes to the execution of modeling, drawing extraction, design control, and configuration management under an ISO 9001 quality management system. Our processes are scalable and customizable to shipyard’s capabilities, preferences, vessel complexity, and schedule. During production design, we follow design for production (DFP) and design for maintenance (DFM) approaches and implement proven methods to improve construction efficiency for the shipyard and reduce lifecycle operating costs.