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Training Manual

Proposed Agenda

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

ShipWeight Overview

Technical and System overview

The Work Break Down Structure

Customizing the ShipWeight System Database

Step 1: Prepare an Excel Sheet with your WBS

Step 2: Start ShipWeight and Log on

Step 3: Open up the System Database Creation window

Step 4: Make a copy of one of the existing WBS structures:

Step 5: Edit the new WBS structure

Step 6: Restart ShipWeight with the new Structure

Step 7: Make any necessary changes to the new WBS

Step 8: Open the Project Types window

Step 9: Create the new Parameters

Step 10: Make Custom Parameter View for New Parameters

Step 11: How to Edit Estimation Methods in ShipWeight

Step 12: How to Paste a Method Table into ShipWeight

Starting a new project

Step 1: Start ShipWeight

Step 2: Start a new project

Step 3: Open and Save a Project Copy

Step 4: Setting up a Catalogue Level in ShipWeight

Step 5: Deleting a Project

The Extra “Save As…” Options

Customizing ShipWeight Project Options

Step 1: Open the Options window

Step 2: Set Units and Startup Parameters

Step 3: Set Number of Decimals and Mass Properties Labels

Step 4: Set Quantity Properties

Refer to the Help File for Extra Information about the settings

Step 5: Set which Fields to Show and Field Order in Main Window

Setting Up Custom Codes and Item Settings

Step 1: Open the Code Definition Window

Step 2: Define an Editbox Custom Code

Step 3: Define a Listbox Custom Code

Step 4: Define a Calculated Custom Code

Step 5: Check the Added Codes in the Item Window

Step 6: Open the Item Setting Window

Step 7: Create A New Setting

Step 8: Define the Settings

Step 9: Active the New Setting in the Item Window

Step 10: Make a Change to the Item Setting by Editing It

Enter Weight Data Manually

Step 1: Open the Item Window

Step 2: Add a Weight Item in the Item Window via the “Single View”

Step 3: Add a Weight Item in the Item Window via the “Table View”

Step 4: Make a Change to a Weight Item

Step 5: Check Item History

Step 6: Deleted Item History

Import of Weight Data

Step 1: Open the “Data File Import” Window

Step 2: Browse and Select a Spreadsheet File

Step 3: Select the sheet in the Import

Step 4: Manually Add Any Missing Import Mapping

Step 5: Check and Set Import Options

Step 6: Test the Import Prior to Importing It

Step 7: Carry Out the Import

Step 8: Update the Main Window

Filtering, Sorting and Changing Data in ShipWeight

Step 1: Open the Item Window

Step 2: Open the Filter Window, Set and Save a Filter

Step 3: More on Filter and “Wild cards”

Step 4: Open the Sort Window

Step 5: Paste Values to Certain Columns

Step 6. Duplicate Rows

Step 7: Change Some Data Values by Calculation

Step 8: Adding a Correction Weight to Adjust a Summary

Step 9: Create a UnitWeight Library

Step 10: Create an Item Library.

Getting Results and Output

Step 1: Open a Project with Weight Data

Step 2: Check the LCG_min and LCG_max Values

Step 3: Set Default Extent for Items without Extent Data

Step 4: Open the Weight Distribution Window

Step 5: Check the Weight Data

Step 6. Transform the Curve to a Given Number of Stations

Step 7: Create a SAWE Curve (Individual Stations)

Step 8: Export the Curve to a Stability Software Format

Step 9: Check the Curve in Other Directions

Step 10: Calculate Moment of Inertia and Gyradius

Step 11: Apply Any Necessary Filters

Step 12: Get the Main Moment of Inertia and Gyradius

Step 13: Calculate the Oscillation Period

Step 14: Export Data to Excel and/or text files

Step 15: Create Backups of Your Projects

Quality assurance (QA) – Compare and Vetting Projects

Step 1: Find Duplicate Items

Step 2: Check for Extreme Values

Step 3: Compare Projects at Weight Group Level

Step 4: Run a Code Definition Envelope Check

Step 4: Check the Report Setup Window

Step 5: Run a Standard Report

Step 6: Run a Crystal Report

Playground Area

Step1: Create (or select existing) Code for Worksets (or use Weight Groups)

Step 2: Enable the “Playground” in the Option window

Step 3: Define Margins

Step 4: Choose a background color for the Playground item window!

Step 5: Open the Item Playground Window

Step 6: Assign items to a workset and check out the workset

Step 7: Make your changes to the weights in the playground area!

Step 8: Validate the change in the net change window!

Step 9: Review, Accept (or Reject) change

Step 10: Approve and Check In Workset


Step 1: Open Project in ShipWeight

Step 2: Select Historical Database

Step 3: Add Missing Parameter Values

Step 4: Export to Historical Database

Parametric Estimation

Step 1: Start ShipWeight and Log on

Step 2: Start a New Project

Step 3: Enter Ship Parameters

Step 4: Select the Demo Ship Historical Database

Step 5: Activate the Demo Ships in Reference Project Window

Step 6: Select the Lightship Weight Group and Open the Estimation Window

Step 7: Estimate Lightship Weight

Step 8: Estimate Lightship VCG

Step 9: Estimate Lightship LCG

Step 10: Lock Lightship Estimate and Select Subgroup

Step 11: Estimate Weight of Equipment Group

Step 12: Estimate VCG of Equipment Group

Step 13: Estimate LCG of Equipment Group

Step 14: Move to Hull Group

Step 15: Change Weight Estimation Formula for Hull

Step 16: Estimate the Hull Weight

Step 17: Estimate the Hull VCG

Step 18: Estimate the Hull LCG

Step 19: Move to Machinery Group

Step 20: Set Power Range Limit to Filter Projects

Step 21: Estimate Machinery Weight

Step 22: Estimate Machinery VCG

Step 23: Estimate Machinery LCG

Step 24: Check Results from Subgroups

Step 25: Remove the Remainder Value

Step 26: Select Your Company Logo for Reports

Step 27: Print a Result Report

Step 28: Print a Detailed Report

Loading Conditions, Hydrostatics & Global Filters

Step 1: Open the Loading Condition Window

Step 2: Get the Hydrostatics Table into ShipWeight:

Step 3: Create the Lightship Loading Condition

Step 4: Create a Capacity Loading Condition

Step 5: Create a Full Load Condition

Step 6: Define a Ballast Condition

Step 7: Alternative Method: Using Global Filter for Handling Loading Conditions

Step 8: Running a Displacement Test Report

Phase Codes

Step 1: Define the Phase Code as Custom Code

Step 2: Define the “Start” and “Stop” Entries for the Phases

Step 3: Tag the Weight Items to the Phase Codes

Step 4. Define the Global Filters for the Phases

Step 5: Activate the Global Settings for the Phase Code

More on the Phase Code Concept


Permission Settings

Step 1: Open the Permissions Window for ShipWeight Accounts

Step 2: Create a New User

Step 3: Define a New User Group

Step 4: Set Permissions for the New Usergroup

Step 5: Assign Users to the New Group

More on Permission Settings



ShipWeight Plugins

The Naviswork Plugin

Crystal Reports

Step 1: Start a New Report Using the Wizard in Crystal Reports

Step 2: Create a Project ID Filter

Step 3: Formatting the Report

Step 4: Displaying Values in a Different Unit

Step 5: Summarizing a Custom Code

Step 6: Set a WBS Filter Parameter if Using SWSystem Tables