AVEVA Unveils Plate and Bar Nesting with Advanced MPLATE Editing and Automatic Bridges Features


Posted: July 02, 2024

June 2024 – AVEVA is excited to announce the release of Plate and Bar Nesting, offering significant enhancements to our leading-edge nesting solution. This release builds on the robust functionalities of previous versions, introducing new key features (MPLATE editing and automatic bridges) to further streamline the manufacturing process for shipbuilders.

New in Plate and Bar Nesting

1. Modification of Plates (MPLATE):

  • Visualize and edit capabilities for             
    • Excess
    • Bevel
    • Holes
    • Notches
    • Marking
    • Labels
  • Enhanced visualization in Part Manager and Property Grid.
  • Comprehensive editing functions:
    • Create, edit, and delete plate properties.
  • Access control via DAC, allowing APBN admins to set editing permissions.

2. Automatic Bridges:

  • Automatically connect nested parts to avoid falling or deformation.
  • Customizable bridge configurations:
    • Connect to segments with bevels and curvatures.
    • Manual or automatic bridge editing.
    • Ensuring bridges are created centrally on parts.
    • Exclude bridges between parts and holes.
  • Visualization tool for unconnected parts.

Customer Benefits:

The new features in Plate and Bar Nesting provide significant benefits for our customers, including:

  • Increased Efficiency and Time Savings:
    • The ability to visualize and modify plates directly within the software saves customers valuable time. Previously, controlling and changing manufacturing information was a time-consuming task. Now, customers can make these changes quickly and easily, without the need to revert to the design team.
  • Enhanced Visibility and Control:
    • The improved visualization tools ensure that customers can see all relevant details of their plates at a glance, making it easier to manage excess, bevels, holes, notches, marking and labels. This enhanced visibility leads to better decision-making and more accurate modifications.
  • Simplified Processes with Automatic Bridges:
    • The new automatic bridge configuration feature allows customers to connect nested parts with a single click, significantly reducing the manual effort required. This feature ensures parts remain connected properly, preventing deformation and ensuring structural integrity during manufacturing.
  • Customization and Flexibility:
    • Customers can still manually edit bridges if needed, providing the flexibility to adjust configurations based on specific project requirements. This combination of automation and manual control offers the best of both worlds, ensuring precision and efficiency.
  • Enhanced Security and Access Control:
    • With the introduction of DAC (Discretionary Access Control), APBN admins can now set access rights, ensuring that only authorized personnel can edit plate properties. This added layer of security ensures that the manufacturing data remains accurate and secure.

Commitment to Customer-Centric Innovation:

At AVEVA, we pride ourselves on listening to our customers and incorporating their feedback into our products. The enhancements in Plate and Bar Nesting are a testament to this commitment. We understand the challenges our customers face and are dedicated to providing solutions that enhance productivity and operational excellence.

Compatibility and Future Updates:

  • Current version 15.2 remains available for existing customers.
  • Version will be available at the end of this month, compatible with
    • AVEVA™ Hull & Outfitting 12.1 SP5
    • AVEVA™ Enterprise Resource Management (ERM)
    • AVEVA™ E3D Design 3.1.8.

Listening to Our Customers: At AVEVA, customer feedback drives our innovation. The enhancements in Plate and Bar Nesting reflect our commitment to meeting user needs and maintaining our leadership in production-focused solutions.

For more information, please contact your AVEVA representative.

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