Marine Design Software for Hull Modeling? (2014)

Discussion in 'Software' started by Admin, Jan 14, 2014.


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

Poll closed Dec 31, 2014.
  1. Autoship

    5 vote(s)
  2. Catia

    2 vote(s)
  3. DefCar

    0 vote(s)
  4. Delftship

    25 vote(s)
  5. Fastship

    2 vote(s)
  6. Freeship

    16 vote(s)
  7. HullCAO

    0 vote(s)
  8. HullForm

    1 vote(s)
  9. MAAT

    13 vote(s)
  10. Maxsurf

    25 vote(s)
  11. MultiSurf

    1 vote(s)
  12. Naval Designer

    1 vote(s)
  13. Napa

    6 vote(s)
  14. NX

    2 vote(s)
  15. Paramarine

    1 vote(s)
  16. Prolines

    1 vote(s)
  17. ProSurf

    1 vote(s)
  18. SolidWorks

    8 vote(s)
  19. Rhino

    46 vote(s)
  20. SeaSolution

    0 vote(s)
  21. TouchCAD

    2 vote(s)
  22. Other (please post below)

    8 vote(s)
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  1. Admin
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  2. yofish

    yofish Previous Member

    Many year viewer, finally registered, and I vote ProSurf. I've used it for a lot of things besides boat modeling; 2D art, metal sculptures.
  3. Kestrel
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    Kestrel Junior Member

    Have a nice 2014!
    Going on with Thinkdesign3D parametric CAD, CosmosM FEA for composite structures, Suphad for planing and stepped hull design/analysis.
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  4. karthikna313
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    karthikna313 Junior Member

    I suggest Tribon for Hull modelling.
  5. yofish

    yofish Previous Member

    Man, I get absolutely no where trying to find 'Tribon' except a Wiki with a broken link to its site and some stray comments.
  6. Vector77
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    Vector77 Junior Member

    I would like to ask.. are there any programs/plugins for Rhino where I can import my Rhino 3D file and get some calculation or simulation of hydrodynamic?


  7. pdmsvn
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    pdmsvn Junior Member

    I voted for napa, rhino, other side tribon, aveva, even inventor can help
  8. TeddyDiver
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    TeddyDiver Gollywobbler

    Paper and pen..
  9. NoEyeDeer
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    NoEyeDeer Senior Member

    It'll never work. :p

    (I'm actually thinking of using this for my next project, since I'm rather over trying to fight what the app wants to do)
  10. TANSL
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    TANSL Senior Member

    I think this poll should be split into two because, frankly, I think that one thing is "modeling" and quite another "hull design" software.
    In my opinion, some of the programs listed in the list above, are "modeling" but are not "design". Allow me an example, how to calculate stability after damage with Rhino ?.
  11. PAR
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    PAR Yacht Designer/Builder

    Having started with paper and pen, I look forward to your report about the center of masses calculations you perform and how this changes your mind, about the confounded machines.

    What machines do more than anything else is regurgitate. The volumetrics are handy, but we developed basic subroutines for programmable pocket calculators, a long time ago to deal with these. It's the ability to make a change and punch out the revised drawings without an eraser shield and lots of redoing, that makes them earn their keep, plus the much improved visuals to sell a product with.
  12. ippe
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    ippe New Member

    Aveva has bought Tribon years ago and the program is now called Aveva.

    I have worked with this program, but hull forms have been made with Napa and then linked to Tribon/Aveva.

    Tribon is good for making a model for shipyards production system...

    First it was called SteerBear, then Tribon and now Aveva.

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