Marine Design Workshop: Orca3D + ExpressMarine at McNeel Europe (Barcelona) – 22-24 October 2018

Marine Design Workshop

Orca3D + ExpressMarine by Stéphane Dardel


22-24 October 2018

10.00h – 18.00h


McNeel Europe S.L.

Roger de Flor, 32-34 bajos

08018 Barcelona (Spain)


Join us for a 3-day Orca3D + ExpressMarine workshop, co-organised by McNeel Europe and Nick Danese Applied Research, at McNeel Europe’s Barcelona offices, 22-24 October.

Orca3D is a naval architecture plugin for hull design, hydrostatics and intact stability, performance prediction and weight tracking.

ExpressMarine, now in its version 2, enables ship designers to build up parametric 3D models of marine structures rapidly. The main advantage of the plugin is a dramatic reduction of modeling time, but more fundamentally, it allows developing the 3D structural model very early in the design process.

In this three-day workshop participants acquire an in-depth understanding of the scopes of Orca3D and ExpressMarine. They go through hands-on exercises, from initial hull design, foundations of fairing techniques, hull fairness assessment, hydrostatics and stability checks, to creating a parametric structural model with ExpressMarine. Discover the synergy offered by these complementary plugins, for example through the automatic update of the structural model from an updated Orca3D hull form.

  • Day 1
    Orca3D Properties
    Rhino refresher: modeling aids, Gumball, geometry edition
    Hull assistants
    Foundations of modeling and fairing techniques
    NURBS theory
    Point control
    Surface analysis


  • Day 2
    Hydrostatic calculations
    Stability with criteria verification
    Performance prediction
    Weight tracking
    Orca3D to ExpressMarine
    ExpressMarine modeling environment and GUI
    Modeling: Start from scratch


  • Day 3
    Shell node
    Cutouts and openings
    Custom objects
    Interface to ShipWeight

Course Requirements: Although open to all, the course is more directly intended for ship designers/ naval architects, professional and academic. A reasonable proficiency with Rhino is expected from participants. Any modern PC running Rhino 6 will be ok in the context of the training workshop.

Software Licenses: Orca3D and ExpressMarine licenses can be provided free of charge for the duration of the training.

Course Fee: EUR 795 (+VAT). Please note that your seat is only confirmed once the payment clears. Full-time students and university teachers (proof of status required) will get a 50% discount.

Maximum Number of Participants: 10 participants. If there is no quorum, the course will be canceled 15 days before.

Language: English

Educational seats are limited. Sign up now by contacting McNeel Europe at