Product Info
ProSurf 3 is a low cost, high-performance, relational trimmed NURB curve and surface 3D modeling program customized for the design of any type of boat or ship. Just look at this partial list of program capabilities:
Full trimmed NURB curve and surface 3D modeling
Point, line, polyline, NURB curve and NURB surface entities
Curve entities can include both polyline and curve sections
Edit points lie ON the curves AND surfaces
Automatic symmetrical design option
Full relational editing of connected surfaces or polysurfaces
Dynamically updated geometry constraints allowed
Attach points to curves or surfaces
Merge points together
Fix points relative to other points
Attach curves to surfaces
Bond surfaces edges
Attach surface edges to middle of other surfaces
Draw and update ruling lines between curves
All related geometry dynamically updates and moves during the editing process
CreateBoat Wizard to create a starting shape of a vessel using simple input of principal dimensions
Constraints or relationships are optional and can be added or deleted at any time - they are independent of the entities
New curves or polylines can be attached directly onto a surface in one step
Curves on surfaces can be edited and faired like any other curve
Curves on surfaces can be used for trimming and be dynamically dragged
Dynamic Move, Move%, and Ooch Point commands for detailed shaping and fairing of Class A surfaces
Smoothness indicated with dynamic curvature curves on curves, surface rows or columns, and planar cuts
Smoothness also indicated with Gaussian and Mean surface shading
Full DXF and IGES input and output, including IGES types 143 and 144
DXF and IGES input options and report
STL output for trimmed NURB surfaces
Text file input and output compatible with spreadsheets
Input and output of NWS, GHS, SHCP, OFF, and Michlet offsets file formats
Easily fit offsets files (GHS, SHCP, etc.) with NURB surfaces
Fast, dynamic display of plane-surface and surface-surface intersections while editing shapes
2D shapes can be easily created and positioned using many methods - enter sizes or interactively dragged to fit
Triangles
Rectangles
Trapazoids
Arcs
Circles
Ellipses
Polygons
NACA airfoils
UIUC airfoils (from 1000+ airfoil database)
Full set of curve and polyline tools for detailed shaping
Insert and delete points on curve/polyline
Edit using points ON the curve (2 styles) or edit the vertex points
Curvefit of polylines
Refit curves - equal spacing, add points, cull points
Toggle curve or polyline edit points to/from hard, knuckle points from/to smooth curve points
Closed, periodic curves allowed
Join and break curve commands
3D bonded solids can be automatically generated and edited
Triangle solids
Box solids
Wedge solids
Cylinders
Cones
Truncated cones
Spheres
Ellipsoids
Solids can have different sizes, positions and orientations at the ends
Solids can be truncated, solid, or hollow like a pipe, with a user-defined thickness
Cylinders, cones, spheres, and ellipsoids can be full 360 degree revolution or any user-defined range of angles
Solids can be fully capped off and bonded to create "watertight", editable geometry - even partially revolved solids
Full set of surface tools for detailed shaping
Create surface by picking 4 corner points
Add/delete surface rows or columns anywhere
Split a surface into two surfaces at any internal row or column - surfaces remain bonded and editable
Combine two surfaces into one at a bonded edge
Bond or un-bond common surface edges
Edit using points ON the surface (2 styles) or edit the vertex points
Surface extrusion - straight path or to a point
Surface sweeping - using one or two paths - the shape curve is normal to the path curve or normal to surface
Surface skinning through a group of 2 or more curves
Extrusion, sweeping, or skinning shape curves can have hard or knuckle points to create multiple, bonded, editable surfaces - polyline sections can be curvefit automatically
Interpolate one NURB surface through a rectangular mesh of points from DXF or IGES input
Surface offsetting or shelling, including polysurfaces - creates bonded NURB surfaces - offset surface edge joints are automatically clipped or extended
Refit surfaces - equal space rows/cols, add or cull rows and cols
Mold row or column shape - force linear, radius arc, NACA airfoil shape to surface row or column
Plate development using dynamically calculated "ruling lines" showing twist with colors - fit with NURB surface
Check degree of developability with Gaussian curvature color mapping
Finite element type plate expansion for flattening doubly-curved surfaces - calculates all internal strains
Assign weights to points, weight/length to curves and weight/area to surfaces
Output entity/part data, weights, moments, and centers to spreadsheet type text file
Calculations - distance, angle, length, area, weights, centers
Full hydrostatics and stability calculations for any combination of draft, trim, displacement, LCG and heel angle. The program will automatically sink and trim the vessel to find the balance condition.
Four types of hull resistance calculated: Holtrop for ships, Delft 3 for sailboats, Kaper for canoes and kayaks, and DispMode for pre-planing resistance of planing hulls. Resistance is based on the current hydrostatic balance condition.
Hydrostatics calculations for flat water or for waves. The flat water or waves can be converted to NURB surfaces for rendering.
Heeled waterlines and can be displayed for the vessel in the balanced condition.
Assign a thickness to each surface for variable thickness shelling command
Grouping of entities allowed by pick, zoom, or entity type
Full undo capability
Hide and un-hide entity stack
Move, rotate, scale, and mirror of entities or groups - by dragging or by entering numbers
Snap to points, curves, polylines, or surfaces
Automatic snap to grid or edit points option
Match points by X,Y,Z, view, or 3D
Enter points by picking, snapping, or by entering relative or absolute positions
Construction plane displayed for editing in 3D view
Automatic rotating of construction/edit plane in 3D
Last, but not least, all of this costs ONLY $395 US!