Majenta PLM to Supply and Implement Siemens NX Design Software for Super-Yacht Designers

Software to play role in design of John Shuttleworth Yacht Designs' new trimaran super-yacht, Adastra.

Software to play role in design of John Shuttleworth Yacht Designs' new trimaran super-yacht, Adastra.

By DE Editors

Majenta PLM has been awarded a contract by super-yacht design company, John Shuttleworth Yacht Designs, to supply and implement Siemens NX design software. The software will be used throughout the yacht design process, including conceptual design, hull fairing and detailing, structural design, interior design, and superstructure and deck gear design and detailing.


The ability of NX to integrate fully the different phases of the design process, from conceptual design to detail drafting and also to model the complex free-form surface shapes that characterize the deck superstructures, as well as more prismatic engineering forms such as structural components and deck gear, were among the reasons given by Shuttleworth for selecting NX. In addition, it was important to them that data from their other existing design software products could be integrated into any new solution.

“I knew that Majenta PLM had implemented well integrated design solutions elsewhere and this was something I was keen to replicate at Shuttleworth Designs in order to keep us at the cutting edge of what we do,” says Orion Shuttleworth, designer, John Shuttleworth Yacht Designs.

With their new solution, the final 3D models created in NX of a complete yacht, including the hull form originally created in MacSurfPro form an integral part of the design package that John Shuttleworth Yacht Designs now issues to a shipyard. Along with a set of 2D detail drawings, these models enable the yard to take measurements and sections required for the construction process and to generate CNC tool paths for cutting patterns for tools.

The NX model is also used to generate photo-realistic visualizations of the yacht’s exterior and interior for client presentation and design review purposes during the design process.

One of the first projects in which NX software has played a role at John Shuttleworth Yacht Designs is the design of the new power super-yacht, Adastra. The 42.5-meter trimaran Adastra, which has a maximum speed of 22.5 knots and a range of 4,000 miles (6500 km) at 17 knots, is being built at a shipyard in China for clients in Hong Kong.

“The use of NX has enabled us to increase the quality and detail of the design package that we offer our clients,” says Shuttleworth. “It also enables us to adapt quickly and to modify the design to accommodate the inevitable changes in direction that occur during the yacht design process. It certainly helped us during the design of Adastra.”

For more information, visit Majenta PLMand Siemens PLM Software.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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