Frequently Asked Questions

What is Deckplanner?2017-12-06T09:18:03+00:00

Deckplanner is a software created to for easy planning of deck layouts with integrated seafastening calculations.

Why did you create Deckplanner?2017-12-06T09:18:28+00:00

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.

How can Deckplanner help me with offshore operations?2017-12-06T09:19:06+00:00

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

Will Deckplanner replace the need for AutoCad?2017-12-06T09:28:11+00:00

For subsea construction jobs Deckplanner will replace AutoCad for planning and creating deck layouts.

Where can I download Deckplanner?2018-03-01T23:55:13+00:00

Deckplanner is currently in limited beta with a few selected customers. Do you want beta test? Contact us on contact@deckplanner.co and we will get back to you with more information.

What features are you planning on developing in the future?2018-03-01T23:57:01+00:00

You can see what things we are currently working and what plans we have for the future  by visiting our public roadmap

How much does Deckplanner cost?2017-12-06T09:29:53+00:00

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.

How can I import the 3D models of my vessels?2017-12-06T09:21:08+00:00

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.

What do you do if there is no 3D model available of a vessel?2018-03-02T00:08:50+00:00

It is possible to use our generic vessel where the deck is generated based on dimensions and other parameters necessary for the seafastening calculations. You can see an overview of these parameters here.

You can also download this excel sheet to see an example

Will other companies get access to the 3D model of my vessel?2017-12-06T09:22:11+00:00

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.

Is it possible to import custom models of units?2017-12-06T09:47:50+00:00

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.

What seafastening calculations can you do?2017-12-06T09:42:39+00:00

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:

DNVGL-ST-N001 (2017)

-DNV 2009



What about seafastening calculations for welding and rigging?2017-12-06T09:27:50+00:00

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

What vessel data do you need to import a vessel?2018-03-02T00:11:42+00:00

Vessel data:

  • 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.

How do you handle detailed drawings of the vessel deck?2018-03-02T00:04:52+00:00

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.