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  • This version of the WIP (3.0.13) will expire on March 3rd.
  • Version 3 runs in Rhino 7 (SR34 or later is required) or Rhino 8 (SR2 or later is required).
  • To run in Rhino 8, right-click on the Rhino 8 desktop icon, select Properties, and add /netfx at the end of the target so that it reads "C:\Program Files\Rhino 8\System\Rhino.exe" /netfx and then always start Rhino using this icon (don't double-click a .3dm file)
  • Version 3 will not run in Rhino 6 or earlier.
  • Orca3D Version 3 and Version 2 can both be installed on your computer, but Rhino can only load one version at a time. You may uninstall Version 2 or, to use both versions on the same computer, see the instructions that are linked below. Version 2 will not recognize Orca3D data saved with Version 3 (e.g., section locations, etc.).
  • When Version 3 is released, it will be a paid upgrade. The Advanced Stability module is purchased separately, and is not an upgrade to Level 1 or Level 2.
  • Orca3D Version 3 uses a different license key than Version 2. The first time Version 3 is loaded you will be able to activate a trial license, which can be extended by request beyond the 15-day default period during the WIP process.

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 will not be 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.

New optional Advanced Stability Module, including compartment and tank definition, fixed and fluid loads, multiple load cases, free surface effects, intact and damaged stability, tank tables, compartment/tank area & volume reports, and stability criteria evaluation. This is a significant upgrade in the capabilities of Orca3D and it is an optional module beyond the Level 1 and Level 2 modules that Orca3D has had in the past. See the Advanced Hydrostatics & Stability page for more information. New Wake Survey analysis and reporting function for Orca3D Marine CFD New Propeller and Cavitation Analysis setup function for Orca3D Marine CFD (requires the Premium version) Unlimited number of conditions (Fixed Load Cases) may be saved for Basic Hydrostatics (replacing the single Design condition) Floodable Length calculation Multiple sets of Section definitions, to be used for hull design and fairing, hydrostatics, or lines drawings and offset tables Grasshopper components for Hull Assistants, Basic Hydrostatics & Stability, Planing Hull Resistance, and Displacement Hull Resistance Weight Reports may now be grouped by Material Stock Material Library now has Export and Merge functions, and the user may specify the location of the Library xml file Added flexibility in selection of surface(s) for Planing and Displacement Resistance prediction, as well as the Load Case to be used Addition of van Oortmerssen resistance method Improved analysis reporting throughout Rhino 8 compatibility. Version 3 is compatible with Rhino 7 and 8, but not earlier versions of Rhino (Version 2 is compatible with Rhino 6 and 7, but not 8) More licensing flexibility including the option of either a Perpetual license (as in the past) or an Annual license, as well as the ability to have different numbers of each module on a network license Annual licenses are entitled to technical support, all minor updates (e.g., version 3.x to 3.y), and all major upgrades (e.g., version 3.x to 4.x) that are released during the license period Perpetual licenses are entitled to technical support and all minor updates (e.g., version 3.x to 3.y). Major upgrades (e.g., version 3.x to 4.x) must be purchased.