Intergraph, Napa Group collaborate on software

Intergraph and the Napa Group are collaborating to create an interface between the companies' shipbuilding and offshore structure software solutions.

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HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- Intergraph and the Napa Group are collaborating to create an interface between the companies' shipbuilding and offshore structure software solutions.

A mutual arrangement allows the companies to use existing features inherent in the software offerings. Intergraph's SmartMarine Enterprise suite, including SmartMarine 3D modeling and visualization solution, complements Napa's high-end software systems for stability calculations, hull fairing, and basic design operations. In addition, the companies will jointly develop new capabilities to accelerate the design, building, and operation of ship and offshore structures.

"We have several major clients today who use both NAPA and SmartMarine Enterprise software solutions," says Ilmo Kuutti, VP of Napa Ltd. "We see the modern technology inherent in SmartMarine being adopted for ship and offshore structures. An interface between Napa's solutions and SmartMarine 3D will further enhance the technical capabilities and result in improved design, performance, and delivery of these structures."

09/23/2008

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