Orca3D Version 3 is compatible with Rhino 7 and 8

Orca3D Version 3 has been released. It is compatible with Rhino 7 and 8.

Orca3D Version 2 is compatible with both Rhino 6 and 7 but it is not compatible with Rhino 8. 

If you currently use Orca3D Version 1 or Version 2, you will need to upgrade to Orca3D Version 3 to be compatible with Rhino 8. 

Orca3D Marine CFD is also compatible with Rhino 7 and 8.

For Orca3D V3, the packaging of functionality has changed. In prior versions of Orca3D, the user could purchase Level 1 and Level 2, the latter adding to the Level 1 functionality. The "Level 1" and "Level 2" terminology are not used in Version 3. Rather, four modules are available and may be purchased in any combination:

  • DESIGN: Includes the Hull Design & Fairing, and Basic Hydrostatics & Stability features. This is equivalent to the previous Level 1.
  • ANALYSIS: Includes the Speed/Power feature, the CFD interface, and the Weight & Cost feature. This is equivalent to the previous Level 2, except that it does not include the Level 1 functionality and is priced accordingly. The previous Level 2 is equivalent to the Design and Analysis modules together. The ANALYSIS module is not dependent on the DESIGN module so it may be purchased without the DESIGN module.
  • ADVANCED STABILITY: Includes compartmentation and tank modeling, fluid and solid loads, unlimited load cases, free surface effects, intact and damaged stability with stability criteria evaluation, and tank tables. This is a major new module and is not an update/upgrade from Version 1/Version 2.
  • ORCA3D MARINE CFD: Includes a special version of the SimericsMP CFD software purchased from Orca3D, LLC. Requires the ANALYSIS module as a prerequisite.