I work for a welded aluminum boat manufacturer in which we use Rhino to create our 3D models. We then unroll our parts to be cut on a plasma CNC machine.
For the most part creating patterns has not been an issue but we seem to end up with some inconsistencies between what we model and what can be created in reality.
We currently draw our hull and chine curves as fair as possible and run a 2 rail sweep down the length to produce our hull surface.
I have briefly looked at the DevSrf command with the hopes of being able to produce a more realistic and developable surface but I not really sure how the command works or how to adjust the rail curves to create the surface.
The only information on this commands use has been from (https://wiki.mcneel.com/labs/devsrf).
If someone has had success using this command or understands its capabilities and would be willing to give me some advice on the topic I would be very greatful.