Efficient Data Input for Auto-Populating TM-3 in UTM Reporting App


This comprehensive guide is designed to assist users in seamlessly inputting data for the automatic population of TM-3 within the UTM Reporting app. The primary aim is to ensure that the data aligns perfectly with the report structure of the Classification Society.


Marine professionals tasked with using the UTM Reporting app are on-site to locate thickness markers on vessel blueprints, aiming for automatic data population in TM-3 during survey report generation.

Data Input Process for Auto-Populating TM-3 in UTM App

1. Link Structural Hull Components to TM-3

• Ensure that the relevant hull components (e.g., strength deck, sheerstrake plating) are correctly associated with their respective TM-3 forms.

• This linking facilitates the automatic population of associated measurements when generating reports.

2. Define structural member Numbers (sub-item) (Optional)

While optional, specifying plate or sub-component names/numbers under each hull component linked to TM-3 ensures data consistency within the form.

3. Access the Blueprint, Zoom In, and Add Markers

4. Record Basic Information for Thickness Measurement

5. Select the Transverse Frame for the Measurement

Picking the transverse frame directs data to the correct table in the form. Each table corresponds to one transverse section, enabling a focused comparison of thickness measurements between the transverse sections.

6. Review and Confirm data linked to the Thickness Marker

7. Repeat Adding Thickness Markers to the Blueprint

Data Structure in TM-3 Form - Post Report Generation

• Data will be grouped by Transverse Frame in each Transverse section table.
• The Hull Structural Member item serves as the common value for every row, aligning the data within the transverse sections for meaningful comparisons.
• Inside each transverse section table, the Common elements include Item Number, Origin, and Maximum Allowable Diminution


Streamlined Data Entry:

• The UTM Reporting app simplifies the process of inputting data, ensuring accurate and automatic population of TM-3 forms.

Efficient Documentation:

• The app allows for thorough documentation of thickness marker positions, which is valuable for future reference and analysis.

Focused Comparison:

• The app facilitates the comparison of thickness measurements between different transverse sections, aiding in the assessment of variations along the vessel's structure.

Enhanced Analysis:

• Data organization by transverse frame and hull structural member simplifies data comparison, making it easier to assess and analyze measurements.

In conclusion, the UTM Reporting app offers an efficient solution for populating TM-3 forms. By automating the data input process and enhancing documentation, the app improves the analysis of thickness measurements between different transverse sections, ultimately simplifying the assessment of variations along the vessel's structure. This modern approach not only saves time but also enhances the accuracy and quality of survey reports, making it an invaluable tool for marine professionals seeking a reliable and efficient alternative to manual data entry methods.