Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Orca3D new WIP version 1.2.2

Leveraging the power of Rhino for the naval architect

This new version (1.2.2) of Orca3D contains several new features, improvements, and bug fixes. Some highlights include:
  • Hydrostatics and Stability: By default, the Pre-float check is run each time hydrostatics are calculated to review the model for errors. This option can be disabled.
  • Hydrostatics and Stability: Real-time hydrostatics and Sectional Area Curve will now update when an entire surface is moved (when the move is complete).
  • Weight and Cost: If the user attempts to edit the weight/cost properties associated with a block instance, a message is provided that only the weight/cost properties associated with the block definition can be edited.
  • Hull Design: Improved performance of Orca section calculation when dragging many objects.
  • Licensing: Implemented a newer version of the Licensing libraries, allowing self-service activation through a user website for cases where Internet activation is not possible because the computer where Orca3D is installed does not have Internet access.
  • Units Fixes: Fixed bug in unit conversion values for metric mass density units other than kg/m^3.
  • OrcaMove Fixes: Fixed OrcaMove ghosting and an incorrect real-time sectional area curve behavior, in which one move caused two sectional area curve updates.
  • PIAS Export Fixes: Modified PIAS section export to meet the requirement of positive transverse coordinate (regardless of whether port/stbd is modeled). Added logic to join station segments by filling in gaps with straight line segments.
  • Hydrostatics: Fixed a bug in the scriptable version of the OrcaHydrostatics command when using the TransformModel command option. Fixed a bug in which undoing a surface manipulation while real-time hydrostatics/sectional area curve was active did not cause a hydrostatics/sectional area curve update.
This WIP will expire on March 1st. Either the final version of Orca3D 1.2 will be released before then, or a new WIP will be released.

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