AVEVA Assembly Planning is an integral part of the AVEVA Marine solution.
Design changes that affect the manufacturing Bill of Materials are easily managed. The ship’s hierarchical assembly breakdown structure is defined and maintained in parallel with engineering, design and 3D modelling.
Individual parts and sub-assemblies are gathered in a hierarchical way to define the detailed building sequence for the ship.
AVEVA Assembly Planning gives production engineers a powerful tool to minimise production costs by maximising the level of pre-outfitting at each stage of assembly.
AVEVA Assembly Planning provides tools to quickly define the main hull block splits and to determine whether their weights match the capacity of the shipyard's facilities. Early estimates of paint area and weld lengths can also be obtained.
This 'top down' build strategy specifies how the ship is to be built using available capacity, and how the main equipment and systems will be installed.
As detailed design becomes available, this is added into the production breakdown structure in a 'bottom up' manner.
Uniquely, AVEVA Assembly Planning builds a ship’s assembly data in parallel with the design activities. This integration ensures that design changes are automatically made visible in the production documents.
Users can plan the installation of equipment and systems into the hull assemblies by collecting all relevant model parts in the production breakdown structure. 3D model viewing shows all parts as they are added to the build sequence.
Assembly properties such as weight, centre of gravity, and physical size can then be calculated. Each assembly can contain production details such as work location, destination for the next stage, and orientation.
The construction and outfitting of any assembly can be easily defined and changed to determine the most cost-effective sequence. The sequence can be played back and reviewed, step by step in a 3D view.
Traditionally, different shipyard departments make a variety of assembly documentation:
- Steel Working Drawings and parts lists
- The Build Strategy document, usually containing an exploded block/assembly view of the ship
- Installation Drawings, showing installation of systems and equipment
This can create a coordination problem. AVEVA Assembly Planning allows the automatic creation of composite assembly drawings and parts lists, in installation sequence order, for each assembly/installation job in a specific assembly location.
AVEVA Assembly Planning can create a manufacturing Bill of Materials and all associated drawings required by typical shipyard ERP systems.