PROLINES 8 PRO
PROLINES was originally created in the late 1980’s with the creation of the very first IBM PC Computers and has been in constant development and upgrade since that time. There are over 3000 installations of PROLINES around the world that range from Hobby to Professional Yacht Designers and Naval Architects. PROLINES has also become a standard for Civil Engineers at Universities and Colleges across the USA who each year design Concrete Canoe’s to test their skills both physically and from an engineering perspective.
PROLINES was the first program to introduce the concept of Parametric Hull Design. By choosing a hull type and entering a few basic hull dimensions a hull can be created in seconds. This starting point hull is then easy to change and modify to achieve the desired characteristics. This concept of entering “hull parameters” has been adopted across the industry.
PROLINES 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 NURBS 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