Since almost all ship designs are unique, a lot of work goes into designing the shaft and propeller arrangement for the combination of hull, engine, and propeller.
Berg Propulsion, a designer and producer of Controllable Pitch Propellers (CPP) and Tunnel Thrusters for use in merchant shipping, has previously used AutoCAD to produce the individual 2D drawings for customer approval and manufacturing, a manual process that can take as long as a week. It has now automated this process by using Tactonworks in Solidworks. The company now simply defines the customer’s requirements and reviews how the design changes for each selection.
“With such an infinitely variable range of options to cope with, the TactonWorks system offers a good way to generate drawings automatically. It gains a lot of time and ensures a specification system that is virtually error-free,” says Anders Thoresson, Technical Manager, Berg Propulsion AB.
Berg Propulsion AB
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