Best Free or Low Cost Marine Design Software? (2007)

Discussion in 'Software' started by Admin, Jan 25, 2007.

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Which free or low cost hull modeling program(s) do you use?

  1. Bearboat

    2 vote(s)
    3.0%
  2. BioDesign

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. BoatExpress

    1 vote(s)
    1.5%
  4. Carene

    3 vote(s)
    4.5%
  5. Carlson Design Hull Designer

    4 vote(s)
    6.0%
  6. Free!ship

    39 vote(s)
    58.2%
  7. DELFTship free

    13 vote(s)
    19.4%
  8. HullCAO

    3 vote(s)
    4.5%
  9. Hull Form Free Version

    5 vote(s)
    7.5%
  10. PolyCAD

    3 vote(s)
    4.5%
  11. SDN

    1 vote(s)
    1.5%
  12. Other (please post below)

    8 vote(s)
    11.9%
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  1. Admin
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  2. marshmat
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    marshmat Senior Member

    Still using FreeShip 2.6 here. The newer DelftShip version is much less useful to me as it removes a lot of important functionality. I think Freeship 2.6 is going to stick around for some time yet.
     
  3. Jeff
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    Jeff Moderator

    Have now added Freeship to the poll alongside DelftShip free.
     
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  4. westlawn5554X
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    westlawn5554X STUDENT

    yup... freeship 2.6 best bet :D
     
  5. bbsboat
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    bbsboat Junior Member

    freeship. of course!
     
  6. CGN
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    CGN Senior Member

    Hands down....Freeship

    We should have one called "second best"......Delftship free :)
     
  7. Antisthenes
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    Antisthenes Junior Member

    Rhinoceros
     
  8. marshmat
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    marshmat Senior Member

    At nine hundred bucks, Rhino may be cheaper than something like Pro/E or Catia, but it's still a long way from free or cheap....
     
  9. Victor T
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    Victor T Senior Member

    Now Free!ship only is version 2.6. There is Free!ship(Plus) live. May be in pool to change the name of program or added new version Free!ship2.6+...2.67+? This is will be more realistic pool.
     
  10. MauroB
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    MauroB Junior Member

    Rhinoceros is not free
     
  11. knowme
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    knowme Junior Member

    Freeship ofcourse
     
  12. Bergalia
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    Bergalia Senior Member

    Best free or low cost Marine Design Software

    Two-B pencil, dividers, french curves and graph paper. It seems only PC users need software. We Apple people still know how to use the traditional tools...:D
     
  13. ancient kayaker
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    ancient kayaker aka Terry Haines

    I like DelftShip free, once a tutorial was available I found it fast and easy to use, and it produces nice designs. Its a bit fiddly to get a reasonably close match to a set of existing offsets though and will not export usable plank developments so I would like to know if FreeShip is still available on the net someplace.
     
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  14. marshmat
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    marshmat Senior Member


  15. Victor T
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    Victor T Senior Member

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