Marine Design Plug-in for Rhino

Marine Design Workshop: Orca3D + ExpressMarine

By on May 29, 2018 in Uncategorized |

Marine Design Workshop: Orca3D + ExpressMarine by Stéphane Dardel

July 11-13, 2018
10.00h – 18.00h
McNeel Europe S.L.
Roger de Flor, 32-34 bajos
08018 Barcelona (Spain)

A 3-day Orca3D + ExpressMarine workshop, co-organized by McNeel Europe and Nick Danese Applied Research sarl, will be held 11-13 July at McNeel Europe’s Barcelona offices.

Orca3D is Rhino’s naval architecture plug-in for hull design, hydrostatics and intact stability, performance prediction and weight tracking.

ExpressMarine, now in its version 2, enables ship designers to rapidly build-up parametric 3D models of marine structures. The main advantages of the plug-in are a dramatic reduction of the modeling time, but more essentially to allow 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, and are taken through a number of hands-on exercises, going from initial hull design, foundations of fairing technics, hull fairness assessment, hydrostatics and stability checks, to creating a parametric structural model with ExpressMarine. The workshop is the occasion to discover the synergy offered by these complementary plug-ins, for example through the automatic update of the structural model from an update 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
  • Modelling: Start from scratch

Day 3

  • Shell node
  • Stiffeners
  • Cutouts and openings
  • Custom objects
  • Outputs
  • Interface to ShipWeight

Course Requirements

Although opened to all, the course is more directly intended for ship designers/ naval architects, whether professional or academic.
A reasonable proficiency with Rhino3D is expected from participants. Any modern PC running Rhino3D version 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). Full-time students, university teachers (proof of status required) will get a 50% discount. Please note your seat is only confirmed once payment is cleared.

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

Language: English

Registration: To register, please contact ndar@ndar.com