Intergraph, a provider of engineering and geospatial software, and The Napa Group, a provider of software for the marine industry, plan to improvize the interfacing of each other’s shipbuilding and offshore structure software solutions for integration and expanded capabilities.
A mutual arrangement allows the companies to use existing features inherent in their software offerings. Intergraph’s SmartMarine Enterprise suite, including its next-generation, data-centric, rules-driven SmartMarine 3D modeling and visualization solution, complements Napa’s high-end software systems for stability calculations, hull fairing and basic design operations.
In addition, the two companies will jointly develop new capabilities to accelerate the design, building and operation of ship and offshore structures.
Ilmo Kuutti, vice president of Napa, said: We have several major clients today who use both Napa and SmartMarine Enterprise software solutions. We see the modern technology inherent in SmartMarine being adopted for ship and offshore structures. An interface between Napa’s solutions and SmartMarine 3D will further enhance the technical capabilities and result in improved design, performance, and delivery of these structures.
Gerhard Sallinger, president of Intergraph process, power and marine division, said: This is a strategic arrangement for Intergraph and furthers our goal of rapid worldwide adoption of SmartMarine Enterprise in shipyards and offshore, as well as working with industry-leading partners to enhance productivity. This agreement will help accelerate that pace and provide additional value for our customers.