help needed with hull software

Discussion in 'Software' started by Rambler001, Feb 2, 2014.

  1. rwatson
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    rwatson Senior Member

    Thanks for that info. Orca is still way over the top in price for us novices though.



    Thanks David for the methodology using Rhinos abilities.

    My 'vision' was being able to add weighted components ( engines, tanks, etc ) to see that effect it had on displacement, stability etc.

    Delft/Free ship has this built in, though I have never used them.
     
  2. quequen
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    quequen Senior Member

    For hydrostatics and stability curves for your Rhino designs you can try PolyCAD (it's free):

    http://www.boatdesign.net/forums/de...ip-freeship-rhino-files-46232.html#post614467

    PolyCAD can be used in combination with any other software, i.e. you can use it in reverse order: establish your desired waterline and trim into PolyCAD, and then return to your original software to move your weights in order of matching the displacement and CG position obtained.
     

  3. rwatson
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    rwatson Senior Member

    Very impressive. i will give it a try over the next few weeks.
     
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