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Do somebody use ProE in the marine field

Speling

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Making ships or yachts

Possible my next projects will be making a ship (42 m long, 7.5 m high 400 passengers
 

Speling

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Is it possible that nobody work in the marine field or something similar (even using module for making ships)?



Speling
 

bhayden

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Marine Architecture is about as different from MCAD as Civil Engineering is from MCAD. In fact designing boats/ships is much more like civil engineering. I know several Marine Architects. All of them work in AutoCAD. There must be a market for the Pro/Engineer Hull module or PTC wouldn't have developed it. My guess is it was done in response to a very large account; something like Newport News or Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. Try finding a forum on Marine Architecture and posting there.



Bernie Hayden

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jperkins

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Sparkman and Stephens is the biggie here. Naval archecture invilves calculating prismatic coeffiecient, center of lateral plane center of bouyency etc. Not real hard to do, you can set up a spreadsheet program for most of it.



It is a very specialized field and as a designer you probably won't get involved in that end of it. Stress analysis is also very important so Mechanica is a plus.



Not sure what is in the shipbuilding module, you might want to check with PTC on that. I have designed small boats the manual way many years ago. AutoCAD is used because they had it first.



My guess is that you will be OK with the basic Pro/E package with Mechanica. If someone else is going to pay for it then get it, otherwise wait and see if you need what the module generates.



jperkins
 

Speling

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For the beginning I must give more details. I will not do construction job, but modeling - designing, redesigning and improving all of details of that ship. I will get sketches, and tips, ideas, to design something, and I will do job like that. For the beginning, I will make one part of passenger
 

quinterow

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Besides Pro/Mechanica for structural analysis, BMX is used for calculating bouyancy centres, waterlines and righting moments for boats, in BMX course there is an excersise for this.
 

Sandy McKay

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I have modelled some equipment that is used on ships. To do the equipment correctly we had to build a Proe mock-up of parts of the ship's structure. We found that accuracy can be an issue when you're working with long & thin plates/beams. Change your accuracy to the lowest ratio but this has the downfall of longer regeneration times... lots of luck..

AM
 

Speling

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Interesting. I must pay attention on that. I count on some problems, but will be much easy if I know what to except



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