NAPA introduces online 3D design viewer for shipbuilding models

ClassNK-owned software company NAPA has announced the launch of NAPA Viewer, a collaborative web application to provide users involved in the shipbuilding process with visibility of the most current 3D ship model via a browser, and the ability to directly comment on the model.

Features include an arrangement tree for controlling the visibility of objects, 2D section views, commenting with attachments in annotations in 3D view, measuring tools and 3D clipping. The platform will allow users such as class societies, ship owners and shipyards to request and show metadata, and to view measurements and section generation in the online environment.

The streaming technology allows the main user to share a 3D NAPA ship model directly from their server to multiple other parties via the browser while restricting access to sensitive information, such as geometry. 

“We are extremely proud to announce the launch of NAPA Viewer and introduce our users to a platform that will make it easier to communicate and collaborate in real-time,” said Tapio Hulkkonen, Director, Product Management, Design Solutions at NAPA.

“Through providing multiple stakeholders with access to NAPA Viewer, without having to download additional software, we are bringing an affordable and accessible solution to market that will streamline the ship design process for all involved. With over 90% of newbuilds in the global fleet built by NAPA’s customers, we believe NAPA Viewer will support the evolution and efficiency of ship design in this busy period.”

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