use of POLYCAD naval design software

Discussion in 'Software' started by JFD, Jan 30, 2020.

  1. JFD
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    JFD New Member

    HI,
    Who can help me ? I try to use POLYCAD 10-4 for designing boats and I would like to know if some of you use alos this naval design software because I need some help about some shape drawings.
    I live in France
    Thank you for your reply
    JFD
     
  2. pafurijaz
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    Hi I tried to use it, but I only managed to loft the curves to make a hull, From what I have seen, it has all the tools to generate complex surfaces, The only flaw for now does not support trimmed surfaces, I use a workflow that starts from Blender where I create the hull with the subdivision surfaces, then go through FreeShip and then import my hull in IGES in PolyCAD, or in Rhinoceros to create a precise model to work on, but I use PoliCAD for some hydrostatic calculations and other things such as offset tables and more.
     
  3. pafurijaz
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    pafurijaz Senior Member

    Probability you know these video anyway if no, they can be help maybe.



     
  4. Alexanov
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    Alexanov Senior Member

    Looks little bit complicated to use many different products. Look at https://www.shmexpert.com/post/shape-maker-cad-export-files it can be probably more simple way.
     
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  5. JFD
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  7. Andy
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    Andy Senior Member

    Im playing with Polycad just now and I really like it, very powerful and some clever approaches to the usual problems. Its very parametric too which is nice. X-topology is a kind of almost Tsplines like approach but using lines from which surface patches are automatically constructed with continuity determined by the initial lines. There is a Polycad help site with tutorials which oddly isn't linked to from the main page...google it?
     
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