ABS to integrate 3D modelling for remote survey support

ABS reports that it has completed a successful pilot project using 3D digital models for surveys, which the class society says will allow it to support 3D model integration within its survey processes.

The pilot with NASSCO (National Steel and Shipbuilding Company) saw surveyors use 3D digital models instead of traditional 2D drawings for the simulation of new construction surveys on several steel blocks.

The 3D models were viewable to surveyors in ABS software and could be examined remotely in real-time.

“ABS is leading the way in the development of digital class and this significant step forward is another example of how we are innovating with digital technologies to deliver operational efficiencies for the industry,” said Christopher J Wiernicki, ABS Chairman, President and CEO.

“ABS continues to lead classification into the future by leveraging data and digital technologies as we transform our core services and drive new and innovative solutions.”

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