CMPIC™ - Lifecycle Cable Management
The Digital Shipyard

The business transformation to digital shipbuilding is accelerating and with it the demand for solutions that leverage the digital twin.

Long the domain of manual paper and spreadsheet-based methods, cable design and production management are too often disconnected from the detailed design intent, resulting in unforeseen errors, material waste, re-work, and costly project delays.

Why Cable Management?

To give some context, a naval vessel typically will have 25,000 to 75000 cables.

Add to this the complexities of routing these cables to ensure technical integrity and material cost optimization, calculating weight distribution and other such factors, you begin to see the need for a way of managing this entire process.

“In short, the greater the complexity of the project the more likely you would be to talk to us.”
Ian Barnes, Co-Founder, Cloudis

What Would it Mean to Your Operation if you could…

Schedule the creation of devices and cables, cable routes, route approvals, generation of pull sheets in a highly disciplined (rules-based, spec-driven) fashion.

Manage both the vast majority of cables which are common to all vessels within a class, as well as those which are vessel or vessels specific. (Configuration Management)

Track and manage every action carried out on cable through a sophisticated status management function!

Automate the capture of cable pulling and termination information using barcode scanning!

Integrate cable design and installation with your 3D CAD tool including ShipConstructor

CMPIC – Helping Builders and Designers Around the Globe


DCNS (France)

Alewijnse Marine Galati (Romania)

Austal (USA)

Fincantieri Marinette Marine (USA)

Gibbs & Cox (US)

Halter Marine (USA)

Seaspan ULC (Canada)

Irving Shipbuilding (Canada)

How CMPIC Works

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.

Production Module

Takes the data created in the Design Module and enables you to create and track Work Packages of cables and devices. The system can be used to manage spool optimisation, cable cutting, installation and commissioning.

An optional bar-coding input application is available.

CAD -> CMPIC Interface

CMPIC works on ‘logical connectivity’

This is so that CMPIC can identify where all possible routes for cables are in the ship or rig.

This connectivity is created during the interface process between CAD and CMPIC.

Configuration Management Overview

CM is aimed at projects where a ‘standard’ design (or class) is applied across several members of that class.

Taking the example of a ship, the first of the class becomes the base design. If there are 2 more rigs or vessels to be built, the 2nd and 3rd will probably have differences to the base design.

Ship 1

Base Design

  • nodal network
  • devices
  • cables
  • cable routes
  • terminations
  • nodal network – new trays  added

Ship 2

Modified design

  • devices same
  • cables same
  • cable routes different
  • nodal network same

Ship 3

Modified design

  • devices – locations changed
  • cables same
  • cable routes different

It is these differences which CMPIC Configuration Management takes care of, making it simpler and quicker to manage the variations from the base design.