Which software should I use?

Discussion in 'Software' started by infinitesea, Jun 25, 2009.

  1. infinitesea
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    infinitesea Junior Member

    Hi,

    I'm new in this boat designer's world. I just look which software you are using. But, as a newbie, which software should I use?

    I just want to design the boats, so what is for me?

    Thanks
     
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  4. pavel915
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    I recommend Autocad for 2d, and Rhino for 3d,,,
     
  5. infinitesea
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    Thanks. I am going to try them, I keep you informed.
     
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    Oups...I think I should say that I use a Mac .

    And these one doesn't seems to work with a Mac...
     
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    Coffee, dont forget the coffee.... ;)
     
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    thanks mate, noted! And have to buy more <cigarillos> too...
     
  9. infinitesea
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    Uh! For my Mac... what is the best? :)
     
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    Hum... OK, I'll look for that! thanks
     
  12. Crag Cay
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    On the Mac you can either use Boot Camp (or something like Parallels) plus XP to run a windows based package such as MaxSurf.

    Or there is TouchCAD ( http://www.touchcad.com/tc3galmarine.html ) which may be all you need.

    For non marine specific CAD you have more options with Vectorworks being very popular or my favourite, Ashlar graphite.

    Unless you are looking for compatibility with other big yards, use what you like. You only have yourself to please!

    People like John Corby ( http://web.me.com/jcboats/CorbyYachts/HOME.html ) have managed quite happily to design hundreds of boats on a Mac over the passed 20 years or so. I do use dual boot on my Mac to run MaxSurf / HydroMax / SPAN but all the detail drawings are native on the Macs.
     
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    wardd Senior Member

    how much is touchcad?
     
  14. gunship
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    gunship Senior Member

    I have a mac, and i run bootcamp (lets you install windows on a partition on your harddrive) or VIritual box (creates a file on your harddrive that is a viritual computers harddrive). both ways require a windows CD...
     

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    Mmmh... Doesn't want to install XP on my Mac..
     
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