Ship Geometries Examples

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Ship Load.svg Ship Load‏‎

Menu location
Ship design → Load‏‎ an example ship geometry
Default shortcut
Introduced in version
See also


Ship works over Ship entities, that must be created on top of provided geometry. Geometry must be a solid, or set of solids, following criteria must be taken into account:

  • All hull geometry must be provided (including symmetric bodies).
  • Starboard geometry must be included at negatives y domain.
  • Origin (0,0,0) point is the Midship section (Midpoint between after and forward perpendicular) and base line intersection.

Schematic view of sign criteria
Ship sign criteria


In order to help new users, Ship includes a geometries examples loader, with the following to choose from:

  • Series 60 from Iowa University
  • Wigley Canonical Ship
  • Series 60 Catamaran
  • Wigley Catamaran

  1. Invoke the Ship Geometries Example Loader by pressing on the Ship Load.svg icon
  2. A task dialog will display. Select Series 60 from Iowa University and press Accept
  3. Tool loads new document with s60_IowaUniversity geometry.

Warning, before editing anything! You are now working with the original example file. To preserve the original unedited example, you must first save it as a new file before editing anything.