Orca 3D: Automating Hull Assistant


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Automating Hull Assistants to Create and Analyze a Parametric Series of Hulls: An Update for Rhino 5

Many of Orca3D’s commands can be scripted, and therefore automated either through RhinoScript or by external programs such as Excel®. We’ve developed an example of automating a Hull Assistant using Visual Basic in Excel. A table of Ship Hull Assistant input parameters for a range of hulls is created by the user in Excel; the Visual Basic macro starts Rhino, then reads the data for each hull, creates the hull using the Hull Assistant, and computes a righting arm curve. Finally, the righting arm curves for all the hulls are plotted together for comparison.

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Posted May 21, 2014 by Carlos Perez on Rhino News, etc.