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Ian BARNES Director Cloudis Limited
Company history 1994 Company formed Work with companies in the marine /process / power sectors First customer for cable management software was in 1996 (BAE Systems) –BAE Systems (LPD, Auxiliary Oilers, CVF Aircraft Carriers, Type 45 Frigates, Astute Nuclear Submarines, OPVs) DCNS (Delta, Horizon, FREMM frigates, Scorpene, Barracuda submarines), Marinette Marine and Gibbs & Cox (LCS), SC Retec, Sea Trucks Group (Jascon 18 Offshore Construction Vessel), RMK, NPCIL, Tata Nuclear, Rutgers University. More than 60 man years development in CMPIC
Company location Cloudis is a Limited Company registered in the United Kingdom Office location Runcorn, Cheshire North West of England Distribution partners in India, Singapore, China, USA & Canada (Navware)
What is CMPIC? CMPIC is a software application for the lifecycle management of cables from design through to installation. It is a multi-user, multi-project system based on the Oracle database.
What is CMPIC? CMPIC consists of 2 modules: - The Design Module enables you to schedule devices and cables, route the cables, design terminate them, and create Pull Sheets and Termination Charts (the instructions for the cables to be installed and terminated). You can also manage change control. - The Production Module takes the data created in the Design Module and enables you to create and track Work Packages (Production Orders) of cables and devices. The system can be used to manage reel optimisation, cable cutting, installation and commissioning. Also has barcoding to input installation status for tracking.
Interfaces to CAD CMPIC requires the following from CAD: A contiguous nodal network of cableways which can be extracted and exported to its Oracle database. This network is then used for cable routing. Optionally Device details and locations Cable containment detail (hangers, penetrations etc)
Interface to ShipConstructor Objectives of the 2 products working together: To get as early view as possible of cable lengths, % fill, MCT sizing, EMC spacing, cable bundling etc. To retain as much as possible of the work done whilst modifications are being made to the cableways To identify any potential problems – supplied cables with maximum length, long lead-time cables, heavily populated MCTs / ladders/ trays etc. To identify whether money and effort can be saved by looking at alternative cable routes. To look at effects on % fill by changing containment size. To enable iterative attempts at routing with the minimum of effort
Interface to ShipConstructor Interface has been developed using: Release 2012 R2 of ShipConstructor Space allocations to create the cableways Supports from SC Electrical to create additional node points ShipConstructors SQL Server to CMPICs Oracle database communication Possible as an interim measure to export HVAC data which can then be used to route cables Demonstration
Interface to ShipConstructor In CMPIC you can apply Multi-Tiers to cableways The Multi-Tier Group can be referenced by the 3D Polyline. Thereby creating a multi-tier network for routing. Where used, each tier can be interrogated from SC to see cables routed with % fill also shown by tier.
Interface to ShipConstructor In CMPIC you can apply Multi-Tiers to cableways: Creates multi-tier hangers and trays for routing purposes from a single 3D polyline Segregations allocated to each tier CMPIC will only route cables on correct tier for their segregation Cable schedule, pull sheet and other reports show cable routes tier by tier
Interface to ShipConstructor Cable and device scheduling can be done: Within CMPIC itself by typing directly into the Cable and Device Schedule screens Importing from a spreadsheet (e.g. which could have been generated by schematics) Importing from another database – Access, Oracle, etc. Importing data from ShipConstructor Wherever the scheduling is carried out the cables can be: Routed in CMPIC and displayed in ShipConstructor Routed from within ShipConstructor
Interface to ShipConstructor Additional data that can be added in CMPIC: Examples: How the cable is to be bundled – pair, trefoil, bundle Segregation (EMC) spacing rules Maximum or minimum cable length acceptable Whether shielding conduit is required Remarks and standard notes Routing rules and preferences Cable termination details (core to terminal or core to plug/socket). Add glanding data. Applicability / configuration management
Interface to ShipConstructor Cable routing from within ShipConstructor Actual routing is carried out on the CMPIC database Routing action can be instigated from ShipConstructor Once a cable has been routed, the route can be copied in part or in full using CMPIC Cables can also be routed compartment to compartment Useful to get an early view of hanger and penetration sizing Any routes can be viewed in ShipConstructor Demonstration
Interface to ShipConstructor Routing rules Rules can be applied from within ShipConstructor
Interface to ShipConstructor Modifying the cableways in ShipConstructor: If the cableways in ShipConstructor are modified, the following CMPIC actions are carried out on cables already routed Cables are automatically re-routed based on the modified cableways if possible The lengths of the cables are changed accordingly without user intervention If the modified cableways mean that a re-route is not possible (for example the new layout contravenes a rule) then the cable will be left partially routed or not routed
Interface to ShipConstructor Adding detail to the Space Allocations: Supports or hangers created in SC Electrical can be added to the Space Allocations These become additional node points in the cableways and will appear on reports These node points can be numbered appropriately Any routes already completed will have the new node points added to their routes
Interface to ShipConstructor Automatically routing multiple cables To get as accurate a view as possible of % fills and cable lengths, cables can be routed on the database quickly Results can be seen in the model % fills Locked MCTs, trays or hangers Cable routes Apply rules and preferences Each cable route takes maximum 1 minute to route Demonstration
Interface to ShipConstructor Using routing preferences: It is often useful to look at alternative possible routes for a cable. For example: The cable may have a maximum length, the only available cableways are currently full and alternatives would take the cable over its max length How long would the route be if you ignored its segregation In these cases we can use preferences to try out what if scenarios
Interface to ShipConstructor Routing preferences
Interface to ShipConstructor Manual routing from ShipConstructor: By digitising on each part of the cableway, cables route is created Route can be partial and completed later Once a partial or full route exists, this can be copied to other cables Demonstration
Interface to ShipConstructor Using the routed cables we can now: Approve the cable routes Create a Work Package (Production Order) for cable installation Create Pull Sheets and Cutting Sheets Manage cable stock Track cable installation progress Demonstration
Interface to ShipConstructor Register for further information