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NAPA and ClassNK launch new data link to support 3D ship design approval process

Upgraded data linkage will enable the seamless flow of information between design and class approval software, reducing time spent on information transfer by 30% and enabling closer collaboration. Helsinki, Finland – March 2, 2022 – NAPA, the leading provider of maritime software, services, and data analysis, and classification society ClassNK, have strengthened their partnership to […]

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NAPA and Bureau Veritas enhance hull design approvals through direct use of 3D models

Leaders in ship design and safety collaborate to enable wider use of 3D models in the class approval process using a neutral file format to improve efficiency Helsinki, Finland, 18 January 2022: NAPA, the leading maritime software, services and data analysis provider and Bureau Veritas (BV), a world leader in testing, inspection and certification, have […]

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NAPA and Korean Register partner to facilitate 3D-Model-Based Approval

NAPA and KR develop an interface between 3D CAD/CAE system and class society’s rule scantling software, accelerating the approval process   Helsinki, Finland, 30 November 2021 – NAPA, the leading maritime software, services, and data analysis provider and class society Korean Register (KR), have completed the development of an interface linking structural design software – […]

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NAPA, ClassNK and JMU confirm viability of 3D model-based approval with new feasibility study

Successful trial sets the scene for faster, easier approvals, and it lays the foundations for commercial digital twin applications Tokyo-Helsinki – 19 March 2020 – Leading maritime software, services and data analytics company NAPA, classification society ClassNK, and shipbuilding company Japan Marine United (JMU) have completed a joint feasibility study on 3D model-based plan approval […]

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Process integration of structural design promoted by 3D model based approval

by Takayoshi Masui, Deputy Managing Director, NAPA Japan The history of ship design approval is two dimensional, the future of ship design approval is three dimensional. Although this verdict has been announced every year for the last decade, it doesn’t make it any less true today. You can still find one or two people who […]

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