"Digital Shipbuilding" is a concentrated reflection of modern technology in shipbuilding field: ship products are large-scale engineering products combining great achievements of technology, and shipbuilding enterprise is comprehensive enterprise with complicated organizational structure. Business of ship operation and support industry have extended all over the globe. Therefore, acquisition, treatment and application of three major types of information (production object information, production resource information as well as market and operation information) of manufacturing enterprises are "the most complicated" in many industries, shipbuilding industry is one of the industries with urgentest demand of informatization, and also the industry can get most benefits form informatization construction.
"Digital Shipbuilding" is based on knowledge integration of shipbuilding process and featured by digital modeling simulation and optimization. Integrated application of information technology, advanced digital building technology, advanced shipbuilding technology and modern shipbuilding pattern are used in each stage and aspect of design, manufacturing, test and experiment, management and maintenance of full life cycle of ship products, enabling our ship products to realize digital design centered by digital modeling and digital prototype, digital building centered by production manufacturing and digital control of production process, digital test and experiment centered by virtual prototype and digital simulation, digital management centered by modern shipbuilding pattern and business process modeling, thus realize all-process and all-system optimum control over development, design, building, management, operation and decision-making activities, which enable our enterprise to obtain the largest economic benefits and social benefits. Realization of "Digital Shipbuilding" is the development direction of modern world shipbuilding industry.