Damen, DNV and NAPA are using the new Open Class 3D Exchange (OCX) standard to streamline classification involvement in the early phase of a project.
he new CSOV design was developed by Damen engineers using NAPA’s 3D design tools, which enable the export of 3D models in the OCX format. This functionality allowed Damen and DNV to work in parallel on the same 3D model, saving the time and effort needed to agree and prepare 2D documentation.
By using the OCX file format to exchange information on 3D design models, DNV can more efficiently interact and cooperate with the designers and yards already in the early design development phase.
… said Ivar Håberg, Director of Approval at DNV
OCX aims to reduce the barriers between different design and classification software platforms. According to DNV, the OCX 3D model can also replace the traditional 2D structure drawings for classification purposes.
Environmental, safety, regulatory and other external pressures, combined with the competitive need to create ever-better designs, mean doing things the way we always did them is no longer sufficient.
… said Katarzyna Romantowska-Jaskólska, Manging Director at Damen Engineering
NAPA’s 3D design solutions can support efficient information exchange between ship designers and classification societies, enabling quicker and more accurate approvals.
… said Mikko Forss, Executive Vice President for Design Solutions at NAPA
To remind, in 2022, NAPA also partnered with ClassNK to support the use of 3D models in the ship design approval process.