Anchor Technology, Inc. is developing innovative software technology for automatically synthesizing, routing and analyzing shipboard distribution systems. These tools automatically generate detailed 3D models of ship distribution systems during concept design. Decisions made at the concept design stage have a profound impact on total life cycle cost of ships. Large numbers of alternatives need to be generated and evaluated permitting the discovery of optimal feasible solutions to be identified that meet cost, weight, survivability and other performance criteria. Shipboard distribution systems require special attention because integrated electrical power systems and high energy combat systems make intensive thermal management necessary. This new technology makes it possible to rapidly generate and evaluate large numbers of alternatives for the purpose of optimization that can translate to cost effectiveness during concept, preliminary, and detail ship design, as well as, over the total lifecycle of the ship.