The Process Oriented Visual Planner (POV Planner) project combines commercial off the shelf visualization software (Navisworks®) with a resource constrained simulation based planning and forecasting tool (WorkSim®). The concept is being developed and prototyped at Todd Pacific Shipyards during the construction of 64 car ferries for Washington State Ferries. POV Planner allows the production planners to access and manipulate the product model without impacting the engineered design, extract information pertinent to planning, and perform both what-if analyses and process duration calculations while applying a variety of personnel and facilities resource constraints.

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