¿Qué es FreeCAD-Ship?
FreeCAD-Ship is a FreeCAD module, powerfull in development CAD program. FreeCAD-Ship aims to provide a complete set of naval architect tools.
Like FreeCAD is a free software written in Python. Main features are the protability and, being a CAD software module, all powerfull tools incorporated.
FreeCAD-Ship aims to provided all architectural ship design stage needed tools. Since is in development a lot of work must be still done, but you can use several tool for the moment:
- Outline drawing tool.
Outline draw is a set of ship slices that are capable to provide a description of hull forms.
- Transversal areas curves.
Performing transversal ship sections areas can be represented as logitudinal coordinate function. Transversal areas curve is a sightly relevant hydrodynamic parameter that provides early design stage data about forms quality.
- Hydrostatic curves.
FreeCAD-Ship can perform almost relevant hydrostatic curves computation. Hydrostatics reports ship hull forms behaviour related with hydrodynamics and stability.
- GZ curve.
GZ curve is the main stability related parameter.
¿How can i get FreeCAD-Ship?
Since FreeCAD-0.13 FreeCAD-Ship is fully integrated into the official package, so you only needs to intall FreeCAD. For the moment there are not installable version with FreeCAD-Ship, so compiling FreeCAD from source is required, see following web page in order to learn more about compiling FreeCAD from sources:
In the future installable FreeCAD packages will contain FreeCAD-Ship.
¿How can I learn to use FreeCAD-Ship?
FreeCAD-Ship has been designed for a really user-friendly experience. Nevertheless you can find some tutorials at FreeCAD wiki page.
Series 60, from Iowa university, is used with FreeCAD-Ship at this tutorials.