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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 01-01-2012, 11:13 PM
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Free or Low Cost Hull Modeling Software? (2012)

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Old 01-02-2012, 01:14 AM
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I sometimes use the free versions of Delftship and FreeShip, but I have many special routines so that they can communicate (via plain text files) with other programs such as Michlet, Flotilla, SWPE and SMP.
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Old 01-03-2012, 06:12 PM
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is there a free program for a MAC. cause thats pretty much whats preventing me from doing computer renderings, rather than these sketches.



I'd love to do a 3D model and be able to spin it around and see it from different angles
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Old 01-04-2012, 06:37 AM
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nothing for MAC eh
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Old 01-04-2012, 04:04 PM
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I just replaced my laptop with another PC based laptop for that very reason.
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Old 01-04-2012, 07:28 PM
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I sometimes use the free versions of Delftship and FreeShip, but I have many special routines so that they can communicate (via plain text files) with other programs such as Michlet, Flotilla, SWPE and SMP.
Leo, what kind of routines do you use? Are they your own home-brew routines or something that is available on the web somewhere?
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Old 01-05-2012, 12:41 AM
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Leo, what kind of routines do you use? Are they your own home-brew routines or something that is available on the web somewhere?
They are home brews at the moment, Alan, but they will eventually find their way into the public domain (if I ever get time to write manuals).

Delftship produces a very useful Michlet file, but I sometimes need the output in a format that can be read by the US Navy's "Ship Motion Program" (SMP). Trying to get these various codes to communicate seamlessly is a bit tedious.

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Old 01-06-2012, 05:26 PM
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nothing for MAC eh
Boston, try the free WIP (Work In Progress) of Rhino OS X at http://mac.rhino3d.com/. It is free untill they release the final version, and they usually give a decent discount to those who use the WIP.
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Old 01-06-2012, 07:43 PM
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Damn I'm on 10.4-11
told you it was an old computer, but that was perfect, would have worked perfectly. I think I'm about due for an upgrade anyway so maybe next week when I get paid I'll spring for a new MAC.
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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?
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Damn I'm on 10.4-11
told you it was an old computer, but that was perfect, would have worked perfectly. I think I'm about due for an upgrade anyway so maybe next week when I get paid I'll spring for a new MAC.
Boston, I'm kinda in the same boat as you .... my good laptop died and I'm on an older tower running 10.4.11 just like you and that just isn't cutting it any longer!
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How hard is it to upgrade MAC to the latest OSX?
Is it harder than upgrading linux when the next version comes out?
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How hard is it to upgrade MAC to the latest OSX?
Is it harder than upgrading linux when the next version comes out?
It's pretty easy usually, unless your machine is too old, which seems to be the case for Boston and myself.
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is there a free program for a MAC. cause thats pretty much whats preventing me from doing computer renderings, rather than these sketches.



I'd love to do a 3D model and be able to spin it around and see it from different angles
You have got JSDN modeller for free in MAC version as well, but rendering may not be itīs strongest point. TRy it anyway from here: www.jsdn.es/

Good luck!


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You have got JSDN modeller for free in MAC version as well, but rendering may not be itīs strongest point. TRy it anyway from here: www.jsdn.es/

Good luck!
thanks Izugarrin,
I downloaded and installed it but it won't run, and I saw nothing about system requirements ....... did you?

back in the day, you know, when 10.4.11 was the latest greatest , wasn't there software to do any of this? ...... and I was thinking that my 17" mac laptop was pretty slick, before it died. It did photography and photoshop just fine but I wasn't trying to design boat back then either.
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