Functionalities

Naval Designer is an integrated software dedicated to naval architecture. It offers at the same time a graphic modeller, a studio of real virtuality and specific tools for boat design.
Naval Designer is simple to use and a powerful tool. It will enables you to quickly design your dreams boat.

The main functionalities of Naval Designer 1.1 are:

Design
Light
Standard
Pro
CAD adapted to design of all types of ships
X
X
X
3D surfaces modelling
X
X
X
Intuitive handling of NURBS surfaces
X
X
X
Intuitive modification of the symmetry plane of surfaces
X
X
X
5 display windows, synchronized in real time
X
X
X
Number of NURBS surfaces
3
100
200
Outline drawing : transverse sections , waterlines, longitudinals, diagonals
X
X
X
Calculation of NURBS surfaces and sections in real time
X
X
X
Virtual Reality Studio under OpenGL
X
X
X
Dimensions and measuring tools
X
X
X
Help for Recopying existing plans by having a background image
X
X
X
Display of markers
X
X
X
High degree of accuracy
X
X
X
Radius of curvature of the sections
X
X
X
Gaussian curvature
X
X
X
Display of waterlines during stability calculations
-
-
X

Calculations
Light
Standard
Pro
Tools for weight management
X
X
X
Veils area and center of aerofoil calculation
X
X
X
Hydrostatic calculations
X
X
X
Areas curve
X
X
X
Stability calculations without trim correction
X
X
X
Stability calculations with trim correction
-
-
X
Adjustment of the trim to loading conditions
-
-
X
Calculation of sink points during stability calculations
-
-
X

Tools for building
Light
Standard
Pro
Printing
X
X
X
Table of dimensions
X
X
X
Development of surfaces
-
X
X
Export of the design to DXF files
-
X
X
Export of the design to DXF, IGES & Text files
-
-
X
Importation of Mesh from DXF files
-
-
X
Importation of NURBS curves and surfaces (not trimmed) from IGES files
-
-
X


More about the differences between the versions:

Naval designer Light will enable you to design a hull very quickly. Almost all design tools are included. The number of surfaces is limited to 3. The Light version is interesting for small budgets or to evaluate the application before upgrading to a higher version.

The Standard and Pro versions enable you to profit from all the power of Naval Designer thanks to the design multi-surfaces.

Light version

Standard and Pro versions

The Pro version uses gets advantage of Naval Designer Standard functionalities and adds export and import of data to file formats DXF and IGES, two standards "universally" present. Files DXF and IGES can make possible to make numerical cuttings of sections or to make print on tracer the plans on scale 1/1. The importation of NURBS curves and surfaces via IGES file format makes it possible to carry out calculations on hulls carried out in other drafting packages.
This version is essential for the professionals to go until the stages of realization of the ships.
Other functionalities are specifically implemented in the Pro version: display of the waterlines during calculations of stability, trim adjustment of the hull, sink point calculations, etc.


How to know some more...

To discover these functionalities you can download Naval Designer Demonstration, or consult documentation on line.
To know the costs, choose the sales menu.

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