September 2016, SSI asked clients to vote on proposed new features
for the next release of its CAD/CAM software. With the launch of
ShipConstructor 2017 R2.1, SSI has delivered what clients chose.
was done via SSI’s sophisticated suggestion/voting system called
the SSI Community Wishlist which
is found on SSI’s portal for community engagement, SSI Nexus.
2017 R2.1 contains numerous enhancements in the following areas:
- Introduced the
ability to conveniently split existing stiffeners into
- Supported text
marking on stiffeners and faceplates.
- Made the Start and
End green length for stiffeners visible in the AutoCAD
Properties palette and Navisworks Properties.
- Made the "Mark
Side" attribute available for plates visible in the
AutoCAD Properties palette and Navisworks Properties.
- Implemented automatic
insertion of spool breaks at user-specified connection types
for Pipe and HVAC.
automated routing between two points in space for bent pipes.
- Made the
"Description" field visible when inserting new
equipment in model drawings.
functionality to identify parts without associated labels in
- Included a
confirmation step prior to performing the Repair operation on
- Enhanced the
"Optimize Package" option to only contain data that
was explicitly exported.
Manager and Stock Catalogs
import and export of Bevel Standards via XML files.
- Allowed separate
specification of weights for valve handles.
- Reorganized User
Permissions for creating and editing production drawings.
- Performance of
loading curved plates into a drawing has been improved.
Downloads, Specs and Videos
see videos of these new ShipConstructor features, along with more
details and specifications and download information, visit the
ShipConstructor Release Information Page.
See a Demo: ShipConstructor 2017 R2.1 Product Release
out more about this new version.
Please register for the ShipConstructor 2017 R2.1 Product Release
Webinar for Users to be held on
2017 8:00 AM PST.
webinar is available for members of SSI Nexus,
SSI's communication, community and download hub. There is no charge
for membership in SSI Nexus. All clients are encouraged to sign up
to gain access to all of the valuable resources and community
discussions found there.
Register for Webinar.