Autoship Systems Corp (ASC) will supply US-based naval architectural firm Boksa Marine Design (BMD) with its latest CAD/CAM software, Autohydro 6.10, enhanced to improve efficiencies for calculating hydrostatic parameters, stability and longitudinal strength
Located in Florida, BMD has designed and engineered over 600 projects, including vessels up to 225.6 m in length for shipyards and other clients since 2003.
Specialising in full-scale design and naval architecture for commercial marine and yachting clients requires marine software solutions integrating every step of the CAD/CAM process, from generating hull lines to nesting of parts, onboard stability, load planning and an integrated CAD/CAM design programme suite.
“We use Autohydro to submit stability books to classification societies for a wide range of vessels engineered by BMD,” said BMD president Nick Boksa. “Complicated stability issues require the Autohydro Hydrostatics and Strength software to analyse and solve,” he said, adding, “to date, all of BMD’s stability books have been approved by the designated class society, including ABS.”
ASC has worked closely with BMD to deliver on-time, complete engineering packages for workboats, pushboats, commercial ships and superyachts representing unique stability requirements. “It’s easy to import a hull derived from different 3D model files directly into Autohydro through its Modelmaker module with the full Windows interface and pulldown menus,” said Mr Boksa. “We can get right to work defining tanks and selecting hydrostatic values critical for safe vessel operation. Additionally, Autohydro’s tech support is excellent, providing solutions for our questions.”
Autohydro’s current operating version, 6.10, has evolved during over 30 years of development, incorporating developments such as accidental oil flow performance, oil fuel tank protection, second method for intermediate steps during flooding calculations and dynamic limit definition.
Autohydro 6.11 is scheduled for release later this year.
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