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View Poll Results: Which free or low cost hull modeling program(s) do you use?
Bearboat 0 0%
BoatExpress 1 1.69%
Carene 0 0%
Carlson Design Hull Designer 3 5.08%
Free!Ship 19 32.20%
Free!Ship Plus 19 32.20%
DELFTship free 25 42.37%
HullCAO 0 0%
HullForm 2 3.39%
jSDN 0 0%
PolyCAD 3 5.08%
Other (please post below) 5 8.47%
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Old 02-16-2012, 07:28 AM
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Chined hull modeling software

I've been using Carlson's Hulls program for doing quick designs and working out ideas about chined (plywood) hulls. It's primitive, but works fine for what I've been doing and I've been reluctant to take on anything more complex.

Now I'm ready to make the move to something more complicated. Any recommendations for any of these hull modeling programs? I'm mostly working on plywood multihull designs for my own personal enjoyment. I've downloaded Freeship+ as it had the most users listed in the poll, but I'm ignorant of all this software and open to suggestion. Free is the main criteria, with modeling chined plywood hulls next. Thanks for any suggestions


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Old 02-20-2012, 12:38 AM
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I've been using Carlson's Hulls program for doing quick designs and working out ideas about chined (plywood) hulls. It's primitive, but works fine for what I've been doing and I've been reluctant to take on anything more complex.

Now I'm ready to make the move to something more complicated. Any recommendations for any of these hull modeling programs? I'm mostly working on plywood multihull designs for my own personal enjoyment. I've downloaded Freeship+ as it had the most users listed in the poll, but I'm ignorant of all this software and open to suggestion. Free is the main criteria, with modeling chined plywood hulls next. Thanks for any suggestions
I think that it will be difficult to find something much better than Freeship for
the price you are willing to pay
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Old 02-25-2012, 09:36 AM
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the simple way to use freeship is to put a basic design into Carene and then export to freeship /.....not delftship you can get Carene at Carene Software Its here ...
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Old 02-25-2012, 10:58 AM
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For developable hulls I second Carene...it will not do something that can't be done in ply. That being said... FS/DS will enhance what Carene can do immensely because it isn't as rigid if you use it right. I start almost all the hulls I draw with Carene because I can create a useable base hull in a matter of seconds to a few minutes then flesh it out in FS and/or DS.
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Old 02-25-2012, 11:33 AM
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Safe site for Free!Ship Plus download?

Regarding the Free!Ship Plus downlaod, when I go to the official download sites and try to download the program it links to the site "depositfiles.com", and I get warnings from McAfee Site Advisor that it is an unsafe site. Does anyone know of a safe site where the latest version of Free!Ship Plus can be downloaded?
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Regarding the Free!Ship Plus downlaod, when I go to the official download sites and try to download the program it links to the site "depositfiles.com", and I get warnings from McAfee Site Advisor that it is an unsafe site. Does anyone know of a safe site where the latest version of Free!Ship Plus can be downloaded?
At hydronship, click download on the top menu to get the full list and then try downloading by clicking the small gray disk icon at the end of the description on the left. It appears the small disk icon there loads the file directly from hydronship.net whereas the download option on the right links to it on depositfiles.
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Old 03-15-2012, 03:41 PM
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Rhino for OSX sounds interesting. It has been in the works for a couple years.

It's too bad no one ported Free!Ship to run natively on MAC yet.

"FreeShip" or similar running natively on OS X?
I wish Freeship/Hydronship would be re-written so that:

-- hydros can be shown while the user edits the model

-- hydros can be edited to push the model

-- spheres/egg shapes could be attached to a surface and moved around to evaluate sponsons, blisters, and duct tunnels, with real-time with hydros displays (obviously, Low quality would have to be set unless a SUPER fast CPU and GPU enable smooth, quick updates in the Highest Quality setting

-- more hydros constraints could be pre-applied to stop or warn the user from overtweaking a model

-- import of multiple hulls to compare them in the same window instead of running multiple instances

-- the MNVDET spreadsheet tool could drive Freeship/Hydronship to enable faster modeling

-- Freeship and PolyCAD talk to each other better and with mutual driving of a model in the middle, rather than a model in one or the other

-- MNVDET, PolyCAD, and Freeship/Hydronship work together, with the model in the middle, not separately moved from interface to interface
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Old 03-15-2012, 03:49 PM
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I wish Freeship/Hydronship would be re-written so that:

-- hydros can be shown while the user edits the model

-- hydros can be edited to push the model

-- spheres/egg shapes could be attached to a surface and moved around to evaluate sponsons, blisters, and duct tunnels, with real-time with hydros displays (obviously, Low quality would have to be set unless a SUPER fast CPU and GPU enable smooth, quick updates in the Highest Quality setting

-- more hydros constraints could be pre-applied to stop or warn the user from overtweaking a model

-- import of multiple hulls to compare them in the same window instead of running multiple instances

-- the MNVDET spreadsheet tool could drive Freeship/Hydronship to enable faster modeling

-- Freeship and PolyCAD talk to each other better and with mutual driving of a model in the middle, rather than a model in one or the other

-- MNVDET, PolyCAD, and Freeship/Hydronship work together, with the model in the middle, not separately moved from interface to interface
that doesn't sound like free or low cost to me
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Old 03-16-2012, 02:39 PM
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LOL!

True, not free, and not cheap.

But, if the trio got together, and produced something that is greater in sum than the individual parts, then I'd very gladly plunk $500 towards that singular/combined product.

I like the interfaces of each, and I'm psychologically invested in the information and feature, so it would be awesome. Now, if only ViaCAD had a few more tweaks I want, the 4 of them would be super.
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Old 04-06-2012, 11:04 AM
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can freeship generate cross curves
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Old 04-18-2012, 08:05 AM
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Yes it does great KN, but the problem for me is that I use NURBS surfaces created in Rhino or in Maxsurf and is complicated to export to Freeship.
Itīs just to use Freeship for the entire process I suppose.
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Old 06-19-2012, 03:24 PM
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I have liked the maxsurf pro 13 so far and found it to be much easier to work and understand then other for me. but have to say it doesn't have a very good library.

Rhino even with the T splines, and rhino marine plug ins was difficult to use for someone not farmiler with cad (solid works was easier)

delftship just didn't like

freeship agian didn't like

autoship was to hard

multisail 8.0 (I think was the name) had a good size library better then all the others I tried but don't know how to transfer the library info to maxsurf

I tried several others also but don't remember all the names nw
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Old 12-28-2012, 06:57 AM
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I played around a bit with Carlson's Hull Designer to come up with the lofting points for a 8'10" dinghy. Very easy to use and totally satisfactory for what I wanted. I'm working on the build now.

Here's a link: http://carlsondesign.com/software/ad.../hull-designer

And here's a nice tutorial for it from Atkin: http://home.clara.net/gmatkin/hullstut.htm
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