What software for designing a multihull

Discussion in 'Software' started by waynemarlow, Sep 4, 2008.

  1. waynemarlow
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    waynemarlow Senior Member

    I've done a pretty good search of this Forum and others looking for answers to what is probably a well trodden path without really having a successful conclusion. Can you recommend a free ( or not so expensive ) software package for the following ( or perhaps it maybe a series of software packages )

    Design (3 D ) model a catamaran or trimaran, run computer predicted performance models, then plot cross section stations suitable for building the said design.

    The more Windows type interface the better as most programs I use are based around standard Windows drawing packages

    Views please :)
     
  2. LyndonJ
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    LyndonJ Senior Member

    Free version of delftship .
     
  3. Fanie
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    Fanie Fanie

    Works for me too.
     
  4. waynemarlow
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    waynemarlow Senior Member

    Having looked on the Delftship website, I can't find any where I can download the free version, any ideas where I can download it from ?

    Thanks:)
     
  5. TeddyDiver
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    TeddyDiver Gollywobbler

    Register, Login and go to Downloads..
     

  6. johnhazel
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    Look at Michlet and it's genetic optimization routine, Godzilla.

    I have not looked into the multihull features yet but there are example files you can probaly adapt to do what you want.
     
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