Thursday, May 31, 2018

Marine Design Workshop: Orca3D + ExpressMarine at McNeel Europe (Barcelona)


Marine Design Workshop: Orca3D + ExpressMarine by Stéphane Dardel
11-13 July 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-organised by McNeel Europe and Nick Danese Applied Research, will be at McNeel Europe’s Barcelona offices, 11-13 July.


Orca3D is a naval architecture plugin 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 advantage of the plugin is a dramatic reduction of modeling time, but more fundamentally 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. They go through 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 plugins, 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
  • Modeling: Start from scratch
Day 3
  • Shell node
  • Stiffeners
  • Cutouts and openings
  • Custom objects
  • Outputs
  • Interface to ShipWeight
Course Requirements: 
Although open to all, the course is more directly intended for ship designers/ naval architects, professional and academic.

A reasonable proficiency with Rhino is expected from participants.

Any modern PC running Rhino 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 the payment clears.

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

Language: English

Educational seats are limited. Sign up now by contacting McNeel Europe! 

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