In our latest CAESES® release 4.1.2, we have improved the methods to change existing geometries by means of shift transformations and shape deformations. In this context, existing geometries mainly means data that is given in another CAD system, and which gets imported into CAESES® in order to apply fast changes to it. These transformations are added to CAESES® to have tools in place that produce results in a very short time frame, e.g. if there is no time available to set up more flexible parametric models.
For the design of ship hulls, we offer a transformation that is called Generalized Lackenby. This object shifts the displacement and the longitudinal center of buoyancy (LCB) according to the user input. Hence, it gives the user an intuitive control to change quantities that are related to ship design. The following video shows the entire process of data import, hull modification and export. Everything in less than 5 minutes. Enjoy!
Interested in using these techniques in your daily hull design work? Just drop us a line and we’ll get back to you today!