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Paving the way for 3D model-based class approval

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The shipbuilding industry is rapidly shifting from traditional 2D drawings to 3D ship design for plan approvals. This change, driven by the industry's digital transformation, aims to simplify the approval process by using 3D models directly. However, the lack of a standardized platform posed challenges. 

DNV, in 2016, introduced the Open Class 3D Exchange standard (OCX) to bridge this gap, ensuring interoperability across various CAD applications. This innovative step not only facilitates the transition to 3D documentation but also offers benefits like reduced workload, cost savings, improved quality, and design efficiency. DNV now encourages customers to adopt this 3D OCX model-based approach for a smoother, efficient design and approval process.

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