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Autoship from Autoship Systems Corporation

AutoShip
Autoship Systems Corporation

Market Leader in Marine CAD/CAM and Customized Load Planning Software

* * * * Highly Recommended 

Autoship Autohydro Autopower Autostructure Autoplate ESTI-MATE

Maxsurf from Formation Design Systems

Free!Ship

Surface-modeler for designing ships using subdivisiong surfaces rather then NURBS to create any type of hullshape.

* * * Highly Recommended

Maxsurf from Formation Design Systems

Maxsurf
Formation Design Systems

Great Interface and large collection of tools and add-on modules.

* * * Highly Recommended

Open-source

Free

$700 - $6000 depending on number of surfaces
(3, 6, unlimited)

Student version - Free - Maxsurf Academic


Multisurf from Aerohydro
 

MultiSurf
Aerohydro

pinta
* Highly Recommended


Prosurf, ProBasic, and ProChine from New Wave Systems
 

ProSurf
New Wave Systems

Also ProBasic (10 surface version) and ProChine

* * * Highly Recommended

Full Version:  $4000+,
LT (10 surfaces) $1000.

Student pricing available

$795 full version, add on modules available

$395 ProBasic
$195 ProChine


Prolines 98 from Vacanti Yacht Design Software
 

Prolines 98
Vacanti Yacht Design Software

Good Interface allows fast 3D multiview development.

* * * Highly Recommended



AeroMarine Research tunnelhull design software  

AeroMarine Research

The TBDP (Tunnel Boat Design Program) a proven, engineering design/analysis program that presents predictive performance results in easy-to-read, comparative-style format.

$150 - $895 depending on version & dxf/file output capability.

Student: $195 - $450

$379

 


ShipShape from the Wolfson Unit for Marine Technology

 

ShipShape
University of Southampton

Wolfson Unit for Marine Technology


Hull Form from Blue Peter Marine Systems

Hull Form
Blue Peter Marine Systems

Freeware Version 6S (Dos) as well as Professional Versions.

Ģ1000

 

$650-$1000

Student: $100-$200
Free Version 6S

Splash

Splash

Flow simulation and performance prediction for yachts and ships

 


Aerologic
 

Aerologic 

Faring and 3d shaping software for aerospace and marine design

 

 

 

 

Fastship from Proteus Engineering

Fastship
Proteus Engineering


 

Carlson Design

Designs and expands for plotting the strakes, deck, bulkheads, and transoms to build a hard-chine plywood or similar boat hull at any scale

$250

 

 

Shareware


Defcar Engineering cad/cam for ship design and modeling
 

Defcar Engineering

CAD/CAM for ship design and modeling.

  BioDesign - free hull design software

BioDesign & Displacement

Allows creation of 3d Bezier polylines & patches, scale and rotation. Saves in dxf format.

 

 

 

Freeware


Baseline II hull design add-on for AutoCad


Baseline

Hydrostatics add-on for Rhino 2.0

(formerly a hull-fairing add-on for AutoCad and a stand alone program)


Carene 40/50 hard chined boat hull design software

Carene 40 / 50

Software to design hard chined boat hull to be constructed in plywood or sheetmetal.

 

 

 

Free version for non-commercial use

Modeling & Rendering

Rhino 3d nurbs modeler from McNeel and Associates

Rhino

Nurbs Modeler
(not specifically for marine design - but an excellent general purpose 3D modeler with additional 3rd party marine plugins available.)

3D Studo Max from Kinetix

3D Studio

Rendering & Animation
(the benchmark for rendering and animation)

Important: We provide these links for your use, but are not endorsing any of the programs.  The recommendations come from informal conversations, web site input, and word of mouth.    We ourselves are not users of all the programs. We will not be in any way liable for the decision to download or purchase any of these programs.  Prices given are ballpark figures; check individual sites for current and specific pricing. Most companies offer a range of add-onīs which often cost more than the base package listed. With that said, we hope you find this page useful, and we appreciate all input, reviews, and suggestions.

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