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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Darren Larkins News

SSI CEO to Present at KORMARINE

SSI CEO Darren Larkins continues to consult with shipbuilders around the globe on how to leverage 3D Product Data Models using Autodesk technology. His next presentation on 3D Product Data Models will be October 22 at the shipbuilding and offshore show KORMARINE in Busan. Larkins will demonstrate the shortcomings of traditional methods such as using drawings, Excel files and supplementary 3D viewers, and will highlight how a better approach utilizes neutral formats and platformization.

SSI CEO to Meet with Indian Shipbuilders

Canadian software firm SSI announced that its CEO will speak with shipbuilders from India on how software utilization can increase productivity. SSI’s CEO, Darren Larkins, whose company develops Autodesk based CAD/CAM solutions incorporating ShipConstructor software, will meet with leaders in India's shipbuilding industry. A highlight of his visit will be the tradeshow INMEX-SMM 2015 in Mumbai, South Asia's largest maritime event. Over the past 15 years, Larkins has travelled…

SSI to Showcase New Software at Nor-Shipping

SSI informs it will showcase the latest versions of its CAD/CAM software, ShipConstructor and EnterprisePlatform, at Nor-Shipping 2015, June 2-5. SSI CEO Darren Larkins will be in attendance along with SSI representatives Nick Danese of NDAR and Pedro Antunes of Vera Navis.

ShipConstructor 2014 R2.1

ShipConstructor Update Responds to New Needs

ShipConstructor 2014 R2.1, released from SSI, has been specifically designed to rapidly respond to emerging trends in ship design and engineering as identified by SSI's new Client Council program, the company said. "Both technology and industry requirements are evolving quickly so our clients continually need to adapt," explained SSI CTO Denis Morais. "SSI's Client Council program has been designed to address this by having focus groups of similar clients propose new features that SSI can quickly incorporate into our software.

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New SSI Paper: Leveraging Engineering Information

SSI has written a new paper about how the shipbuilding industry can leverage engineering information to increase productivity and quality in the design office as well as in the shipyard. The paper, Leveraging Engineering Information, written by Denis Morais, Mark Waldie and Darren Larkins, will be presented at the May 12-14, 2014 Conference on Computer Applications and Information Technology in the Maritime Industries (COMPIT), held at Redworth, U.K. The paper ties together the topics of several recent posts on the Waveform blog written by SSI CTO Denis Morais.

Image courtesy SSI

CADMatch Maritime Day: April 3

In collaboration with Autodesk, SSI said its dealer in the Benelux, CADMatch, has organized CADMatch Maritime Day for Thursday April 3, 2014, in Oosterhout, NB. This event is a seminar on concurrent engineering. SSI CEO Darren Larkins will be a guest speaker at the conference and he will discuss best practices for implementing this engineering method using SSI's Autodesk based ShipConstructor solution. The realities of engineering and designing marine projects today make the ability to perform concurrent engineering a competitive requirement.

ShipConstructor Partners With Cloudis

ShipConstructor Software Inc. (SSI) is collaborating with Cloudis to develop an interface to the Cloudis CMPIC Cable Management Application. This development is consistent with SSI’s best-of-breed approach to providing comprehensive solutions composed of the best products for a particular client. Cloudis provides complementary value to ShipConstructor’s 3D Autodesk based CAD/CAM suite with CMPIC’s industry leading capabilities that cover all aspects of cable management from design through to installation.

ShipConstructor Congratulates Seaspan & Irving

ShipConstructor Software Inc. (SSI) congratulates Seaspan and Irving on being awarded contracts under the Canadian Government’s National Shipbuilding Procurement strategy. “As a supporter of the revitalization of the Canadian Navy, Coast Guard and the country’s shipbuilding industry in general, SSI believes that the award of these contracts is significant to the entire nation,” said CEO Darren Larkins. Thousands of direct jobs will be created as a result of these awards and many ancillary companies in the marine related industry stand to benefit as well.

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Shipbuilders Urged To Standardize Technology

Standardization on a common technology platform is a key component in creating a sustainable Canadian shipbuilding industry according to a submission to the Federal Government from ShipConstructor Software Inc. (SSI). To augment the work available under the Canadian Government’s proposed 30-year procurement plan and to facilitate sustainability into the future, domestic shipbuilders will most likely also have to export to the global commercial market. To effectively compete, this will require Canadian shipbuilders implement worldwide best practices and have access to a trained workforce.