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View Poll Results: Which free or low cost hull modeling program(s) do you use?
Bearboat 1 2.86%
Blender 2 5.71%
BoatExpress 0 0%
Carene 1 2.86%
Carlson Design Hull Designer 2 5.71%
Free!Ship 9 25.71%
Free!Ship Plus 13 37.14%
DELFTship free 13 37.14%
HullCAO 0 0%
HullForm 2 5.71%
jSDN 1 2.86%
PolyCAD 2 5.71%
SketchUp 2 5.71%
Other (please post below) 3 8.57%
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Old 01-01-2016, 10:05 PM
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Free or Low Cost Hull Modeling Software?

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Old 01-27-2016, 02:56 AM
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Feature questions

I'm looking for a free program with two main features: 1) It can be used by a DIY builder without devoting monk-like years of effort, and 2) It can give very basic performance information about different hull designs.

So, all with the software: Design a basic hull, test it, get performance feedback, redesign (tweak something), test again, etc. Potential hull would likely be sheet materials (not very curvy), though I'd want the software to be able to handle both.

I know this can be quite complicated, but want to do my best to head in the other direction.

Tips?
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Old 01-27-2016, 05:09 PM
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I'm looking for a free program with two main features: 1) It can be used by a DIY builder without devoting monk-like years of effort, and 2) It can give very basic performance information about different hull designs.

So, all with the software: Design a basic hull, test it, get performance feedback, redesign (tweak something), test again, etc. Potential hull would likely be sheet materials (not very curvy), though I'd want the software to be able to handle both.

I know this can be quite complicated, but want to do my best to head in the other direction.

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Sorry. No such animal. Even so called 'Freeship' has a considerbale learning curve.
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Old 01-28-2016, 12:21 PM
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What about FreeCAD? There's a Ship Design module which i think does all the usual hydrostatics etc.
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The learning curve on Delftship isn't that bad. It certainly doesn't require "devoting monk-like years of effort". More like read the instructions and spend a few days frigging around with it.

Same goes for Blender, incidentally, which I mention just because it's on the poll listing even though it's not a hull design app as such.
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The learning curve on Delftship isn't that bad. It certainly doesn't require "devoting monk-like years of effort". More like read the instructions and spend a few days frigging around with it.

Same goes for Blender, incidentally, which I mention just because it's on the poll listing even though it's not a hull design app as such.
Yes. Delftship is quite user friendly. Commendable that they offer so many features for free. I wonder what the full version would be like.
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I'm looking for a free program with two main features: 1) It can be used by a DIY builder without devoting monk-like years of effort, and 2) It can give very basic performance information about different hull designs.

So, all with the software: Design a basic hull, test it, get performance feedback, redesign (tweak something), test again, etc. Potential hull would likely be sheet materials (not very curvy), though I'd want the software to be able to handle both.

I know this can be quite complicated, but want to do my best to head in the other direction.

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I looked at a few programs. I am also new to it. For Freeship there is a good online tutorial in 4 parts and a pdf manual for the version 2.6. I found everything quite easy to use. Cheers
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I looked at a few programs. I am also new to it. For Freeship there is a good online tutorial in 4 parts and a pdf manual for the version 2.6. I found everything quite easy to use. Cheers
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Thanks for the good feedback.

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Hulls takes some effort to set up (it's really old and hasn't been updated) but is very easy to use. It doesn't do curvy though.
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has anyone tried the subscription $25/month ?

http://www.autodesk.com/products/fus...w&gclsrc=aw.ds
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has anyone tried the subscription $25/month ?

http://www.autodesk.com/products/fus...w&gclsrc=aw.ds
Big learning curve with 360.....
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Hi, Free! Ship-Plus still exists, another person has saved the project, placing it on GitHub, and is now also available for Linux it is hoped that the program will be gradually further developed.

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The learning curve on Delftship isn't that bad. It certainly doesn't require "devoting monk-like years of effort". More like read the instructions and spend a few days frigging around with it.

Same goes for Blender, incidentally, which I mention just because it's on the poll listing even though it's not a hull design app as such.
For my purposes, what I like about Delftship is that once I've got a hull in place, the hard work is done and any future iteration simply requires dragging control points, and then reading the outputs ... the interface may seem old-fashioned but its a reliable workhorse.
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