GEAR | Türk Loydu joins international OCX consortium to carry out studies on 3D plan approval

Photo: Türk Loydu
Photo: Türk Loydu

Classification society Türk Loydu has joined an international consortium whose objective is to develop a standard called Open Class 3D Model Exchange (OCX) to determine the necessary infrastructure for 3D plan approval processes and to create software standards in this context.

Türk Loydu, which has the right to vote in the steering committee of the consortium as a full member, will also be able to participate in any future technical workshop and meeting and assume the role of coordinator when necessary.

The 3D plan approval system, which is a new technological trend in the world, is used to create a completely digital workflow that provides an uninterrupted and transparent digital model exchange between stakeholders during the new construction and basic design phases of ships. A 3D model created early in the design phase and shared among project stakeholders will eliminate the need for 2D drawings produced for the approval of classification societies.

The digital 3D model is the basis for the verification of the design according to the classification rules and functional goals.

Other partners in the consortium include DNV, Lloyd's Register, Bureau Veritas, ClassNK, and a number of computer aided design (CAD) providers.

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