ShipConstructor is an AutoCAD based shipbuilding CAD/CAM software suite that provides detail design and modeling tools for production engineering of marine structures. ShipConstructor captures all information relevant to the 3D design, manufacturing, maintenance, repair and refit of complex marine projects inside of a Marine Information Model (MIM). At the heart of the model is a single relational database residing on a Microsoft SQL Server that can be integrated with related business processes and applications. ShipConstructor’s unique software architecture and AutoCAD foundation provide significant competitive advantages. ShipConstructor 2012 R2 reduces the time needed to clearly and cleanly label drawings through various improvements in labeling. The convenience and speed of manual labeling has been increased by providing manually activated options for automatic redistribution of label bubbles along label leader distribution lines using Center, Nearest, or Equidistant placement while automatically preventing leader lines from crossing. Meanwhile, rework is prevented since ShipConstructor 2012 R2 now preserves user-chosen setups of labels and leader distribution lines without being overridden. New commands further improve clarity by allowing the consolidation of close or similar angled leader distribution lines. This function is particularly useful in production drawings where parts are labeled from multiple BOM tables. The Subscription Advantage Pack for ShipConstrurctor 2012 R2 (scheduled for launch in April 2012) will also include the ability to automatically label to the edge of a part rather than the piecemark. This highly requested feature allows more efficient generation of production drawings to comply with common industry requirements ShipConstructor 2012 R2 introduces the ability to model Electrical Cable Supports within Space Allocations. This enhancement will also support the Electrical Module Cable Routing feature when it is released. Cable Supports provide an equipment style of modeling inverted tee, trapeze, tray, tray supports, and other types of cable supports. Any type of stock may be defined to have multiple standard drawings per stock in order to represent different configurations and interval spacing of the same stock in order to simplify management. Flexible tools to easily allow the renaming of cable supports have been introduced as well. Two new drawing types are available to host the Cable Supports objects: Wireway model drawing - a unit bound drawing for modeling space allocations and cable supports Wireway arrangement drawing - a general electrical production drawing

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