Rhino is a great exchange platform, present almost everywhere in naval architecture or marine engineering fields. It’s a wide open ecosystem allowing the developer community to add their own functionalities. Based on this observation, Nemo’s idea is to create Grasshopper tools applied to ship design, with the addition of several modules. The purpose is to do direct internal computations using Rhino API functions for the common needs of the naval architect and to create bridges between external specialized software by optimizing interoperability and data exchanges.
The main features developed are hydrostatics computation, meshing export to flow simulations, transverse section export to MARS2000, resistance prediction using HOLTROP and SAVITSKY methods, or data export to NAVCAD. Additional tools are provided for lines plan drawing, or NACA section generation. And more will come.
All this work started in the frame of an academic research project and has led to the release of the Nemo plugin for Grasshopper.