FORAN – CAD / CAM / CAE Design, Engineering and Production System for Shipbuilding
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FORAN has been devised and developed for the design, engineering and production of all types of ships and other floating units and comprises the disciplines of forms definition, naval architecture, steel structure, machinery and outfitting, electrical, accommodation, from conceptual design to detail engineering.
FORAN is developed and maintained by SENER Ingeniera y Sistemas SA, the largest private and independent engineering company in Spain, with more than 45 years of experience in ship design, which ensures that the final product is truly an effective tool with a single objective: to design and build ships faster, better and cheaper.
FORAN - SHIP DESIGN, ENGINEERING AND PRODUCTION SOFTWARE
FORAN is a fundamental tool to reduce costs and to improve the productivity in the design and construction of vessels. The system is applicable to all types of ship, regardless of their size, and can be fully customised to the particular requirements of each user.
OVERALL PRODUCTIVITY IS SUBSTANTIALLY IMPROVED BY FORAN
With better information and controls, production benefits significantly from less rework, reduction of scrap and margins, fewer instances of material shortages and added costs of delays and disruptions. The production quality improves significantly, while the construction hours and the material costs decrease.
INCREASE ENGINEERING CAPACITY AND DELIVER HIGH QUALITY INFORMATION FOR WORKSHOPS
The technical department attains increased engineering capacity and delivers high quality information for workshops thanks to: The application of concurrent engineering practices The overlapping of class and detail designs The automatic generation of customised production information The availability to perform and control design modifications.
REDUCE DESIGN CYCLE TIME FOR THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF CONCURRENT ENGINEERING
One of the most important advantages of FORAN is the integration of the entire range of design disciplines in a common product model database. This, combined with the seamless continuity between the basic and the detail stages of the design and the homogeneous development of all its packages, makes possible the highest level of concurrent engineering.
FLEXIBLE AND PROGRESSIVE IMPLEMENTATION
FORAN offers maximum adaptability, providing shipyards of any size and organisation with customised solutions for the design and production of all types of ship. In addition, its modular structure permits a flexible and progressive implementation.
EASIER TO LEARN, IMPLEMENT AND OPERATE
With a friendly 3D graphical user environment, FORAN is very easy to learn, implement and operate. The users concentrate their effort on the design, not on computer issues, which maximises the efficiency of the designers.
REDUCING BOTH THE TIME AND THE COST OF BUILDING SHIPS
As a consequence of its open database structure, FORAN greatly facilitates the transfer of information between technical and corporate information systems, ensuring the highest connectivity of the system with the management areas of the shipyard.
EXCELLENT VALUE FOR MONEY
FORAN has a very competitive pricing tier, offering good value and flexible licensing levels.
FULL ENGINEERING AND DESIGN SUPPORT
With vast experience of more than 40 years in the design of a wide variety of ships, either new buildings or conversions, Sener renders engineering services to shipyards, shipowners, and national and local administrations.