Which softwares are mostly used?

Discussion in 'Software' started by danielUA, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. danielUA
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    danielUA Junior Member

    I am interested in knowing which softwares are the most commonly used in the Marine Industry.
    More specifically I am interested in knowing which softwares are used for the following applications:

    - Hull design
    - Pipe routing
    - Drawings
    - General modeling
    - FEM/Strength analysis
    - Hydrodynamics/CFD
    - Stability

    How many different programs are used on your company and which ones do you use?
    I might also add that I am mainly interested in programs used when developing composite ships so please make a note if you are working with composite structures or not.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. apex1

    apex1 Guest

    Catia V5 / R18 for general purpose and FEM analysis.
     
  3. danielUA
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    danielUA Junior Member

    Thank's for the response.
    If possible post what kind of ships you are designing at your company?
     
  4. apex1

    apex1 Guest

    Boats, from 6,5 to 43 meters, not ships.

    My Gallery shows some examples.
    (click my name)
     
  5. Felix Muehlhoff
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    Felix Muehlhoff Junior Member

    Steel and Alu ships and Yachts:

    - Hull design
    - Pipe routing
    - Drawings
    - General modeling
    - FEM/Strength analysis

    with Siemens NX

    - Stability

    with Paramarine

    Regards

    Felix
     
  6. Joe Petrich
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    Joe Petrich Designer

    Hull design and hydrostatics: Rhino and Orca3D.
    Hydrostatics, Tankage & Stability: GHS
    Speed and Power: NavCad
    FEA: ANSYS
    Mechanical Assemblies: Inventor
    Drafting: AutoCAD

    We build in composite, steel, and aluminum, from 120 ft (36.6M) to 250 ft (76.2M).
     
  7. HReeve
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    HReeve Junior Member

    Modeling: Multisurf, Ship Constructor
    Piping: FlexCAD
    Drawing: AutoCAD Mechanical Desktop with AutoCAD Vault for revision control
    Stability: GHS
    Structural Analysis: CADRE and ANSYS
    Resistance: NavCAD and STAR CCM+ (CFD)
    Motions and Hydrodynamic Loads: WAMIT, AQWA, STAR CCM+
    Mooring analysis: AQWA, DYNMOOR

    Licensing fees each year are over $100,000

    We do design of ships from crew boats, ferries, SWATHs and barges, up to large gas carriers, floating offshore units (FPSO's, FLNG, FSRU) etc.

    Almost all steel, some Al.
     
  8. tobbe
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    tobbe Junior Member

    General Design: Rhino
    Drafting: AutoCAD
    Hydrostatics: Autohydro/Orca3D
    FEA: NE Nastran /FEMAP

    Regards
    Torbjörn
     

  9. DavidJ
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    DavidJ Senior Member

    Yacht and boat design in composite, steel, and aluminum from 30ft to 200ft.

    Hull design and exterior styling: Rhino
    Hydrostatics: RhinoMarine

    Detail modeling of smaller craft (composite): Rhino
    Detail modeling of larger (80'+) vessels, including interior joinery, piping, and structure: Catia

    Hydrostatics, Tankage & Stability: GHS
    Speed and Power: NavCad
    FEA: Algor
    Drafting: AutoCAD and Catia
     
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