PrimeShip-CAD Interface


PrimeShip-CAD Interface covers all of the information needed to perform the rule calculation of the current and harmonised CSR (Common Structural Rules) such as hull cross-sectional shapes, scantling and compartment data, longitudinal strength calculation results, etc. It effectively reduces data creation time and helps prevent input errors. On this page you will find a summary of the software, the software's hardware requirements, and information on how to apply for the software.

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Overview of data linkage

* Data linkage performed using PrimeShip-CAD XML Schema Group.

PrimeShip-CAD XML Schema Group is a data structure file in XML format that has been developed in order to realize data linkage between the rule calculation software that ClassNK provides and commercial hull 2D/3D CAD or ship performance calculation software. The versatility of XML makes it possible to data-link among the various systems and it is widely used by numerous organizations and individuals.



PrimeShip-CAD Interface is comprised of the following interface programs:

* Implemented as a standard feature of the software

Overall Structure of Data Linkage


Hardware Requirements

OS Windows Vista/7/8/8.1 (32 or 64bit)
Memory 2GB or more recommended
Framework Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0
(For Windows 7 OS and earlier)
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5
(For Windows 8 OS)
External applications (recommended) Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0 and later
Microsoft Excel 2003 and later
Display 1200×800 pixels

* Requires an environment where each piece of software used during data linkage is properly installed and operating.

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Application Word for download

Applications and Inquiries

Hull Rules Development Department, NIPPON KAIJI KYOKAI
TEL: +81-3-5226-2180
FAX: +81-3-5226-2172