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T-Splines: A Technology for Marine Design with Minimal Control Points

A typical NURBS hull model involves far more control points than are needed for the design process, which needlessly complicates fairing and form finding. A relatively new surface representation called T-splines eliminates the superfluous rows and columns of control points that are unavoidable in NURBS. This paper presents methods for designing hulls using T-splines. Read more>

Planing Analysis: Static vs. Dynamic Trim

A question that often arises for Orca 3D users is whether or not the “Static” and “Running” Trim of a fast planing craft are somewhat “geometrically” related to each other. The quick answer is “no”, but it is worth studying the question more closely to understand the answer. Read more>