PROLINES 8 PRO internally uses NURB (Non Uniform Rational B-Splines) mathematics to define a hull surface shape rather than attempting to create individual stations or waterlines and some how blend or fair those shapes together. PROLINES 8 PRO upgrade mathematics allows virtually any conceivable hull shape to be created and exported as STL, DXF, IGES, GHS GF1, VPP and other file formats.
Calculations – PROLINES generates Wave and Friction Drag estimates for displacement mode hulls, Hydrostatics, Intact Stability, Hull Weights Table, Curve of Area, Curve of Wetted Lengths.
Integration with HydroComp NavCad Propulsion and Drag computation software – If you are a user of HydroComp NavCad, PROLINES 8 PRO will directly export an STL file and special script file that will directly call NavCad and pass it the PROLINES hull file. This allows you to continuously evaluate hull performance during the PROLINES 8 PRO design process. See the NavCad Integration Screen in the image gallery.
Editing Tools – PROLINES provides extensive Editing functions that permit fairing and detailed local chines. The Visual Vertex Editor, Simple Mouse Drag, Right Click to set Offsets, Spline Weight, Move Entire Rows or Columns of Control Vertices, Isolate a Single Row or Column of Control Points, Set Spline Tension in Station or Waterline Direction and many more