Frequently Asked Questions
Deckplanner is a software created to for easy planning of deck layouts with integrated seafastening calculations.
We created Deckplanner based on the frustration we had with planning mobilizations and seasfastening in general. For every deck layout change the calculations needs to be checked and updated, now it is simple and fully automatic.
Deckplanner will make planning of deck layouts faster, and make communication with customers, suppliers, operations team and other partners easier.
In addition Deckplanner does automatic generation of seafastening calculations that can be exported to Excel.
Future functionality will be automatic generation of seafastening calculations in PDF format
For subsea construction jobs Deckplanner will replace AutoCad for planning and creating deck layouts.
We haven’t decided on the price yet, but our business model will be a reasonable monthly fee per user for access to the software. In addition we plan to charge for automatic generation of reports with seafastening calculations.
This way Deckplanner will be affordable if activity levels are low.
Import of the vessel 3d model need to be done by us, this to assure the correct connection with the software for deck layout and seafastening calculations.
Normally a quick job, and can be achieved within a work day if you have a polygon based 3D model.
Prefered file formats .max, .fbx, or .obj
If you only have a CAD model of the vessel it will take a few days of work to convert, optimize and connect the model with the code.
No, not unless you want to share the model with other organizations. 3D models of vessels and units will be tied to the company. Users within a company will have access to the same vessels and units.
Yes this is possible. However, since models of units normally are in CAD format it may be time consuming to add to Deckplanner.
Typically it takes around a day of work in order to convert the model to compatible format, optimize it and connect it with the code.
This is a one-time job per model. It will be added to your company unit database for use in multiple projects.
If you do have polygon-based models of units we can add them to Deckplanner quickly.
At the moment we do calculations accelerations and resulting forces for operation and transit based on the OS-DNV.H101, H102 – for Marine Operations (2016).
The following standards in will also be available the future:
Currently Deckplanner does not include calculations for welding and rigging.
This is something we are working on developing and will be implemented in a future release of Deckplanner
- Vessel name
- Vessel width in meters
- Vessel length (LPP) in meters
- Block coefficient in meters
- Roll radius in meters
- Metacenter height in meters
- Max Service speed operation in knots
- Max service speed transit in knots
- Waterline to deck in meters
- Deck height in meters
- Deck width in meters
- Deck length in meters
- Rail height in meters
- Rail width in meters
- Numbers of beams (T-bars in the deck)
- Beam distance. the distance between beams in millimeters
- Zero-line Offset. Distance from aft deck to Zero-frame in millimeters
In addition you get better use out of Deckplanner if we get the GA drawings and crane diagram.
You can also download this excel sheet to see an example of vessel parameters that we need.
At the moment you can add the detailed drawings as an overlay (image) on the deck to see vessel specific details in the deck. In the future we will add functionality so you can see restricted welding zones, t-bars and other features of the vessel deck.
It is possible to display T-bars in the deck if we have data on where they are placed.