Marine Design Software for Hull Modeling? (2015)

Discussion in 'Software' started by Admin, Jan 12, 2015.

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

Poll closed Dec 31, 2015.
  1. Autoship

    4 vote(s)
    4.7%
  2. AVEVA

    7 vote(s)
    8.2%
  3. Catia

    1 vote(s)
    1.2%
  4. DefCar

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Delftship

    12 vote(s)
    14.1%
  6. Fastship

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Freeship

    11 vote(s)
    12.9%
  8. HullCAO

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. HullForm

    2 vote(s)
    2.4%
  10. MAAT

    1 vote(s)
    1.2%
  11. Maxsurf

    17 vote(s)
    20.0%
  12. MultiSurf

    2 vote(s)
    2.4%
  13. Naval Designer

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  14. Napa

    5 vote(s)
    5.9%
  15. NX

    4 vote(s)
    4.7%
  16. Paramarine

    4 vote(s)
    4.7%
  17. Prolines

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  18. ProSurf

    2 vote(s)
    2.4%
  19. SolidWorks

    8 vote(s)
    9.4%
  20. Rhino

    35 vote(s)
    41.2%
  21. SeaSolution

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  22. TouchCAD

    1 vote(s)
    1.2%
  23. Other (please post below)

    5 vote(s)
    5.9%
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  1. Admin
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  2. lewisboats
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    I still use Carene 2008 to start a hull, then import into Freeship (usually 2.6).
     
  3. GersonPerezbr
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    Where can i download the free!ship ?
     
  4. Boat Design Net Moderator
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    The original free!ship can be downloaded from
    Sourceforge

    Free!Ship became DelftShip which comes in a free and pro version and can be downloaded from the
    DelftShip website

    There is also Free!Ship plus which can be downloaded from
    HydroNShip
     
  5. Kestrel
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    Kestrel Junior Member

    Going on using Thinkdesign 3D par. CAD and SUPHAD (beta v.1.6.2) for hull dynamic analysis.
     
  6. tehnics
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    tehnics New Member

    Hi,
    On company that I work it is used Foran. I did not see it in table above.
    Also we start to use Siemens NX.
     
  7. NavalSArtichoke
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    NavalSArtichoke Senior Member

    FORAN is still around:

    http://www.senermar.es/NAVAL/foran/en
     
  8. Alexanov
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    Alexanov Senior Member

    Nupas.

    Hi, we use Nupas-Cadmatic, but it is not listed here.
     
  9. Alexanov
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    Alexanov Senior Member

    Probably only light weight software mostly listed.
     
  10. TANSL
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    TANSL Senior Member

    I do not know how many naval CAD-CAM programs you know but Catia, Defcar, Maat, Maxsurf, Solidworks, among others, are not "light weight software".
     
  11. Oleboynow

    Oleboynow Previous Member

    Agree especially solidworks which takes big RAM
    so what in his words are heavyweights I wonder
     
  12. TANSL
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    TANSL Senior Member

    There is another issue, which has nothing to do with the exposed by Alexanov, that may arise: many great CAD-CAM programs are somewhat deficient as "Hull Modeling Software". Perhaps some are confusing the modeling with CAD-CAM. Or the original question is not well posed or some of us are responding to something other than what is asked.
    I leave here the idea for a possible debate.
     
  13. Alexanov
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    Alexanov Senior Member

    Catia and Solidworks was designed not like shipbuilng systems. rest in your list cover only some part of ship design and ship building tasks and can't be used from design to production.
     
  14. Alexanov
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    Alexanov Senior Member

    Is is like to say we are design cruise liner in Rhino.
     

  15. TANSL
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    TANSL Senior Member

    Alexanov, clearly you talk about programs that you do not know, as most of them "can be used from design to production"
     
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