Best Marine Design Software for Hull Modeling? (2008-09)

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Which program(s) do you use as your primary hull design software?

  1. Autoship (Autoship Systems Corporation)

    13 vote(s)
    6.2%
  2. Catia

    9 vote(s)
    4.3%
  3. DefCar (DefCar Engineering)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Delftship

    28 vote(s)
    13.4%
  5. Fastship (Proteus Engineering)

    2 vote(s)
    1.0%
  6. HullCAO (HullCAO)

    1 vote(s)
    0.5%
  7. Hull Form (Blue Peter Marine Systems)

    2 vote(s)
    1.0%
  8. Maxsurf (Formation Design Systems)

    59 vote(s)
    28.2%
  9. MultiSurf (Aerohydro)

    10 vote(s)
    4.8%
  10. Naval Designer

    2 vote(s)
    1.0%
  11. Prolines (Vacanti Yacht Design)

    4 vote(s)
    1.9%
  12. ProSurf (New Wave Systems)

    3 vote(s)
    1.4%
  13. Rhino (Robert McNeel & Assoc.)

    53 vote(s)
    25.4%
  14. SeaSolution

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  15. TouchCAD

    5 vote(s)
    2.4%
  16. Other (please post below)

    18 vote(s)
    8.6%
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  1. Admin
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  2. Ahmed Wahab
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    Rhino
    I prefer rhino !!! Although it's not only for hull modeling,It's a great tool.
    You need a lot of marine design background that you can use it perfectly.
    Even I have the older version(3) and I expect that the newer version is even better,Still version .3 is sufficient for my use.
    Ahmed
     
  3. Leo Lazauskas
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    Leo Lazauskas Senior Member

    I use my own software, Michlet, Flotilla, and an extended version of the Gnu Scientific Library.
     
  4. pavel915
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    pavel915 Senior Member

    Ofcource Rhino;
    East or west; Rhino is the best;
     
  5. marshmat
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    marshmat Senior Member

    Rhino & Freeship (which got my vote in the cheap/free poll). Plus Michlet of course. I'd love to get my hands on some of Leo's mystery software.....
     
  6. Leo Lazauskas
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    Leo Lazauskas Senior Member

    It's easy to get it. I'm looking for a full-time job, so the first to employ me for decent wages and conditions gets my code as well. :)
     
  7. lazeyjack

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    My Dear Boy
    I can offer a whole cabbage
     
  8. masalai
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    masalai masalai

    Freeship-Plus 2.9 - - when I can get it to work again after a re-install of system, OS and everything else, - cause I am cheap and a rank amateur...

    and PLEASE someone in the Linux field employ Leo as I would love to use it in Linux as a native application...
     
  9. Leo Lazauskas
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    Leo Lazauskas Senior Member

    lol. Sorry, I think you misunderstood me. If (by some complete accident of nature) somebody employs me then they can also have my hydro codes to use. It doesn't mean that I will suddenly release all I have into the public domain.
     
  10. masalai
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    masalai masalai

    Linux stuff does not have to be "free and openly published" there is quite a bit that is sold commercially - I believe the Shrek series of movies were made using Linux... as the platform for the rendering engine.
     
  11. rocknrule
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    rocknrule Junior Member

    There are 3 not even listed that are way, way ahead of the rest.
    PTC CADDS 5
    UGS NX
    Catia
     
  12. masalai
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    masalai masalai

    rocknrule are they solely Multiple Sclerosis or will they run on a proper OS like UNIX or the poor mans version Linux?
     
  13. Protosys
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    Protosys Junior Member

    as anyone tried this one?
    Delcam PowerShape.
    http://www.powershape.com/
    is as a free version Powershape-E with some limitations.
     
  14. rocknrule
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    rocknrule Junior Member

    I've seen it in customers engineering departments but it really more like Solidworks, that is, it's not that good for surface development and probably near useless for hull shapes.

    If money is an issue and you can do your own analysis outside of the design application you should try Pilot3D.

    But for serious design good tools cost money - free tools basically waste your time (and your customers).
     

  15. Protosys
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    Powershape is a full 3d surface modeler. it also have solids. it as an automatic surface module that works really nice. many italian boat designers use it. trust me, its not cheap. near catia price
     
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