Best Software for Designing Multihulls?

Discussion in 'Software' started by CatBuilder, Jul 1, 2009.

  1. CatBuilder

    CatBuilder Previous Member

    I saw all the polls for best software and best free software, but I also saw that multihull designers had some difficulty.

    What, then, is the best software for multihull design?

    Ideally, I'd like to calculate hydrostatic, loads, drag, etc...

  2. terhohalme
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    terhohalme BEng Boat Technology

    I have no problems using Rhino v3 and Rhinomarine. Updating them Rhino 4 and Orca3D soon (already tested). I also use Michlet to evaluate hydrodynamics. Loads are from first principle mechanics or ISO standards. You could also use FEM.
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