Design options are best visualized and Vestdavit’s 2D and 3D davit digital library of drawings is putting CAD files where they belong – at the disposal of ship designers for download to include at the concept stage. By being available to ‘cut and paste’ images into main vessel design drawings, those specifying or recommending davits can easily envisage the implications of the different models available.
Vestdavit’s large range of davits, covering naval, coastguard, commercial marine and offshore sectors, can be accessed via a web portal developed with CAD-based platform innovator SolidComponents. Drawings are available as Step files in all relevant CAD formats and the files are easy to work with and download for use within overall vessel design, and continuously updated.
A downloaded davit drawing, including accurate measurements, can simply be pasted into the project a designer is working on. Designers can also explore a menu of optional Davit extras to refine their specifications.
“Naval architects log into the Vestdavit digital library and can download exactly what they need within a couple of minutes, without the frustrations of exchanging large data files via email or follow up phone calls,” says Bjørnar Dahle, Vestdavit Sales and Business Development Director. “Using the digital database means that naval architects can have the exact drawings they need at their fingertips. Envisaging the way adjusting one parameter affects other parts of the davit installation is an automated process, meaning that designers can see the consequences of their decisions in an easily navigable procedure.”