Sometimes design and engineering teams can be at odds with one another due to their form vs. function priorities. In fact, it wasn’t that long ago that a yacht had to be under construction before anyone would see just how wiring and piping runs were meeting interference with ceiling heights, curved bulkheads, etc. The problems could be resolved, but only after more time and labor was invested. These days computer-aided design (more commonly called CAD) sheds light on these problems before the first cabinet is cut.
To see how it all happens, check out this video. It shows how Westport Shipyard worked with SolidWorks Software, which specializes in CAD, to give life to its 50-Meter project. Specifically, a Westport manager describes how the yard fed designer Donald Starkey’s 2-D drawings into the SoftWorks program to determine the best building approach.