Grasshopper Components for Hydrostatics in Orca3D

Orca3D now includes Grasshopper components for automating Orca3D’s hydrostatics and stability calculations! This update, Version 2.0.22, is free to our Version 2 users and is available for download today. Details of other improvements in this release can be found here.

If you aren’t familiar with Grasshopper, it is a graphical scripting editor that is included with Rhino, and it does not require any knowledge of programming or scripting.

“I worked with the Orca3D Grasshopper components on a tugboat stability project. It has been amazing...I was very impressed with the calculations and the speed - everything computes so quickly! I used the components to iterate through different hull modifications while trying to achieve certain characteristics, which were output almost instantaneously.” John Kreuter, West Sound Maritime

These new Grasshopper components are a Work-in-Progress (WIP), and their use is documented in the Orca3D Help file. A few examples are located in the C:\Program Files\Orca3D V2\Sample Data folder. We’d love to hear about your experience with them and how you have used them to streamline your work!

Download Orca3D Version 2.0.22

Orca3D Version 2 is compatible with Rhino 6 and Rhino 7. If you are still using Orca3D Version 1, visit the Upgrade page or contact your Reseller to upgrade to Version 2 today!