Yacht design tutorials for Catia...

Discussion in 'Software' started by RThompson, Feb 27, 2009.

  1. RThompson
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    RThompson Senior Member

    Hi,

    I am thinking about using Catia for a final year Nav Arch project (24m sailing yacht). I have read various discussions on how applicable (or not) Catia is to yacht design and now I'm feeling a bit discouraged, especially as I have Rhino, Acad, Maxsurf etc under my belt already.
    However, I am also aware of how long design changes take in the non parametric/no history CAD packages. Also, there is some value for my CV in learning Catia.
    So, with some trepidation, I am looking out for some Catia tutorials relevant to yacht/ship design. Tutorials, papers, methods, anything that might help would be appreciated.
    Thanks,
    Rob
     
  2. alidesigner
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    alidesigner Senior Member

    You can get training bundles for just about everything here
    http://www.myigetit.com/vault/courseinfo.aspx?id=4

    I know a bloke here who uses Catia and has all sorts of trouble getting drawings out so maybe do a quick test of that before you get too far with your modelling. He has to export to autocad so the parametric advantage is lost at that point.

    I agree though, parametric design is the best way to go.
     
  3. yachty4000
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    yachty4000 Junior Member

    I'm learning catia at the moment using the following product its not east but very powerfull

    http://www.catia-pro.co.uk/cat001/index.html

    If your going to buy it check ebay as they use to sell market it here for less than the website. I think there may be a discount for introduction to so e-mail me. I am not connected with this product at all. Good luck!
     
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