Location: cruising, Australia Still struggling with the blender interface - maybe I am tooo much of a retard???? Location: US Software aids ROV design Marine Simulation has released Volume Two of the ROVsim Undersea Pilot series The Undersea Pilot series is a collection of remotely operated (submerged) vehicle (ROV) simulators intended for ROV and marine professionals and based on Marine Simulation's ROVsim simulator. Chris Ostlind Previous Member   For what it's worth, I concur with Herron's use of Hulls as his sketch pad for doodling ideas and then porting them to a higher plane of software. In Freeship I sometimes feel that I can't control the lines of my designs as much as I would like. I hope this makes sense because I would really like to know whether a (cheap) package with such features exists. Acat design process for a novice » Thread Tools Show Printable Version Email this Page Display Modes Linear Mode Switch to Hybrid Mode Switch to Threaded Mode Search this Thread Advanced Search Similar Threads Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post Best Marine Design Software for Hull Modeling? When making potentially dangerous or financial decisions, always employ and consult appropriate professionals. If you look at my blog you will see I am real and I am not hiding my identity like spammers do. Location: New York Whatever Okay, I see some of you are just going to be unkind no matter what! Location: Kristiansand, Norway Click through to have a look at some excellent boat desin software.
Location: Salisbury, UK Well, this post has been useful to me, as I was unaware of the Freeship software. They look remarkably similar to me, so I have to conclude that this may be an attempt to unlawfully sell software that's been released under a GNU public domain license. Location: New York First let me say,I never claimed to have created anything, I was simply marketing a product as an affiliate.
I did go back and check the vendors site, They do offer support and a money back guarantee. Originally Posted by irlandes1 The screen shots you have shown here are a little similar but were not the same! Originally Posted by irlandes1 First let me say,I never claimed to have created anything, I was simply marketing a product as an affiliate.
09:03 AM  Anyone with CAD or boat design software interested in helping me on a boat design?! Hull Design software I have designed a 4.9m cat on graph paper and I want to design it using CAD software.
Location: Cudjoe Key Fl Tom, I went through this software thing for a number of years, and finally realized the only good boat design software is a large piece of paper and a sharp pencil! Location: Denmark Personally, I also prefer to do it the old-fashioned way, but I must admit that it is by no means better than using a computer - only slower! Software for small craft engineering is available, but probably not for craft of the size you mentioned.
The price of $150,000 that BillB mentioned is ridiculus, but you must be prepared to spend up to a couple of thousand, though (I should mention here that there are free- and shareware available, too - search for Hullform or PolyCad). Location: MX Hi Tom, Bill is correct up to some degree, be sure of what you are looking for (or what you want to achive with the software results wise), this softwares are usefull but they are not magic boxes that you ask and they respond, so one quick response could be prosurf and rhino, it has worked for me, and they do most of what i need, this is for hull shape and interior detailing, other good one is hullform and rhino, hullform the pro version is quite complete, it may be little bit harder to use IMO, and again this is for hull fairing and lofting, stability (initial with rhino and prosurf) and complete with hullform, other people will be able to give you their opinions.
Location: Perth, Western Australia I have to comment regarding Bill's statements about the high cost and complexity of modern CAD systems.
Similarly, Maxsurf was the system of choice of 7 out of 10 of the syndicates involved in the 2003 America's Cup. I do not disagree that designing with pen and paper is a perfectly valid way of creating a hull shape, but it is slow, difficult to calculate volumetric properties, and inherently inaccurate, requiring the additional step of full sized lofting to create accurate lines to build from.
Rather than imposing a fixed style on designs, I would argue that computer aided design methods have resulted in a greater degree of artistic freedom in the design of hulls and superstructures, particularly on luxury yachts that have gone from relatively simple shapes 20 years ago to a wide variety of more organic shapes, made possible by powerful surface modelling software.
The pic below, a design by Brett Bakewell-White of New Zealand, is a good example, initially modelled in Maxsurf with further detailing and rendering in Vellum 3D.
I must mention again, there is a BIG difference between Design software and Engineering software.
Back to the reality of designing craft under 100 feet, which are considered small craft by all marine architects, sure one can figure out what size screws to use by eye, or state what thickness the bulkhead skins should be but I have never seen any Boat Styling software come close to doing this. As far as pencil and paper and clay models, this has worked for a hundred years, and is 100% accurate. On the contrary, Fastship has a relatively small number of integrated tools compared to Maxsurf. On the other hand, the Maxsurf suite consists of many well integrated applications using common files and a common user interface, all developed by my company, Formation Design Systems. Like Fastship, we rely on programs such as ShipCam for downstream structural design and production, as this is an area that we consider to be outside our area of expertise, however Fastship has no equivalent to our preliminary structural design program, Workshop. I should also correct the impression you give that Maxsurf is for small craft and Fastship is for big ships. Location: Cudjoe Key Fl Andrew, now that is the reply Tom is looking for, among the rest of us! You may want to consider drawing and fairing your hull in a CAD program, not a hull design program. Simple still gives you everything you indigence to design a hull trump of completely its FREE. If you wish to advertise on our site, please contact the advertising department and inform them on what pages and in what positions and in what form would like to see your ad.
To try to give a fuller picture of what you can do with 3D Boat Design, here is a collection of screenshots from the program as we used it.
This first set of four images shows the basic layout of views you’ll have of your design as you work on it and develop it. Naturally any changes you make to the design are reflected in all four views simultaneously and it is possible to switch on or off many of the visual tools that make this boat design software so easy to use.
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Freeship) Gone now everyone can be quite, I appoligize that I attempted to market a product here. I understand it will take a while to design it on CAD but I am deternined to design the catamaran using CAD software.
And there is the added benefit that the software can do the calculations for you (hydrostatics, stability etc.) much, much faster than if done by hand. The only reason why I'm considering purchasing CAD software is because all the most successful companies in the world, whether it is to do with yachts or to do with cars are using Cad software. Maxsurf costs as little as $700, yet was used to design the hull shape of Mirabella, the world's largest single masted yacht.
Each one of these syndicates could afford to choose whatever software they liked, and in many cases they were sponsored by major CAD vendors, yet they chose to pay full retail price for Maxsurf. As a result, few of todays professional designers still do things by hand, and more and more use computer systems such as Maxsurf, and are more than satisfied with the results.
Maxsurf and the like, are fine programs for small craft, and making beautiful displays, BUT they don't ENGINEER the boat!
Remember you the draftsman are creating the exact cut lines this way, the computer is always off by some. Proteus, the authors of Fastship, rely on GHS (by Creative Systems) for their hydrostatics and stability, NavCad (by Hydrocomp) for their resistance and propulsion, the US Navy SMP program for their seakeeping analysis, and ShipCam (by Albacore Research) for detailed structural design. Maxsurf is used by shipyards of all sizes, including installations in 5 of the biggest shipyards in Japan - Mitsui, Mitsubishi, Kawasaki, IHI and Sumitomo. Admittedly, in Maxsurf you can set the tolerance to which curves are calculated, and the default is 0.2mm. User ID - guest, password - guest) and you can access our FAQ, manuals, and tutorials for all programs. I still draw the basic shapes by hand and transfer them using points into Ashlar-Vellum Graphite ($995).
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My father would take me out to harbor, and I'd watch the boats bringing in the "catch of the day". I got a good job and made a wage that was more than adequate to cover my family's expenses and even put some back.
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Thanks again for your wonderful work and most of all for sharing it in such a generous way. These are REAL boat building videos from master boat builders who has constructed hundreds of boats! I plan to release these premium boat building videos seperately at a cost of $29.95 each in the coming weeks. Software that they have actually developed from scratch in-house consists of Fastship and Maestro, their excellent structural analysis package.
The enclosed photo is one of the most recent vessels constructed using Maxsurf and Workshop, one of the largest container ships afloat. If you think you can cut and build more accurately, you can always set the tolerance finer. This is powerful software yet simple enough for a novice to use and be successful with right out of the box.
Always consult a professional if you are in any doubt about the seaworthiness of any craft you design. On a trip back home after the death of my father, I was going through some of his old things and found that first boat we'd built together. I spent far too much on materials as the plans just weren't clear and once again I ended up with a half-finished boat.
My "hobby" was stressing me out and I still did not have a completed boat to show for the time and money I had invested. Assuming you aren't independently wealthy, if you want a boat that's really you, you gotta build it yourself. There is a list of resources and support to help you with your project all the way until it is completed. It covers construction techniques and narrated instructions to guide you in your building process.
I have experience with computers but have only used very basic design software before for other reasons.
So if these companies that have turnovers of ?500 million, then they must be doing something right! Any SHIP BUILDING software costs many thousands of dollars simply because in itself, it is huge.
I am not using the software to design a 80ft yacht, I would be using it to design a 4.9m catamaran.
When it looks good on screen, I plot it out on D size paper and take a long hard look at it, just as I would by hand. It is hard to imagine being able to get your hands on such powerful software at such an affordable price. My father was quite the handyman and was always working on something around the house, but these wooden boat plans looked much different than any I had seen in the past. I mainly appreciate the fact that I can draw through 4 view ports with multiple construction planes with minimal effort.
I calculate the areas of the hull sections using the 2D Analysis tool, then I input the areas, waterline halfbreadths and vertical centers of the areas into a spreadsheet to calculate the hydrostatics. Robert Livingston’s Free kayak design software is worthy for designing strip built modest craft hulls. Usually you are told just the opposite as the software developer tries to justify ridiculously overpriced software. I just want a hull design software that will let me produce a professional hull shape with no major problems, but I don't want to spend thousands on the most high tech software out there. This works fine for small boats and you have the CAD program to detail the rest of the boat, which is really the bulk of the design anyway. I establish this site http projects freeship I played around with for ampere little turn looks interesting. Because of our financial circumstances, my father and I were never able to construct anything larger than a simple model, but my passion for boats only grew.
Bottom left is called the bodyplan view and is essentially a view looking head on to the bow.
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