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Overview

ExpressMarine is a plug-in for Rhino that enables designers to rapidly build-up parametric 3D models of marine structures.

Its main advantage is the dramatic reduction of the modeling time, achieved through the integration of the 2D drawings and the 3D model in a single, common environment.

Weight and center of gravity results become available much earlier in the design tender phase and the model topology allows easy updates throughout all later design stages.

It is the ideal pre-processor of the structural model to be further used in other marine design software for detailed engineering, class drawings, weight distribution and tracking, FEM analysis, etc. 

Available in 2 options:

  • Pro Version   -   for ship design companies

  • Small Craft Version    -   for boat designers

Highlights

Modeling efficiency is highly increased by eliminating manual translation of 2D drawings into a 3D model.

Time consuming, repetitive tasks are being automated through mathematical algorithms to further increase the efficiency.

The structure is organized in a tree-like view for an optimum management.

The interface is intuitive and comes with suggestions for the user input.

The modeling philosophy is similar to that of Rhino, allowing for a smooth learning experience with minimum training.

Taking advantage of the Rhino's powerful export options, the 3D model can be exported to other tool for further use.

Data such as weights, center of gravity, mass moments, material bill, painting area, seams length etc can be exported in table format.

Export of model to ShipConstructor (requires SC 2020 R1.1 or later and SC Enterprise Platform R1.1 or later)

Pro Version

Meant for professional ship design departments, the Pro Version offers all the functionalities of ExpressMarine coupled with full customer support. There are no limitations in terms of model dimensions, deck number, maximum number of structural elements, etc.

Most of the development effort is focused on this version. Customer feedback and requests will be prioritized here.

Online training or at customer's site can be requested.

It is available for purchase in 2 options: 

  • Subscription - implies annual renting of the licence which includes updates, maintenance and support

  • Perpetual - (one time purchase)  but annual updates, maintenance and support must be acquired extra 

Each option comes as standalone or network licence, the price addition for the latter is approximately 25%. 

A standalone licence is fixed to a machine, but it can be manually transferred to a different one.

Network licences float within a network and any machine can automatically pick and reserve one, if available. 

The subscription model offers the customer the possibility to adapt the number of licences to current needs and spread the investment over a longer period.

The perpetual model offers the ownership of the software but implies a higher initial investment. The optional annual updates, maintenance and support package will add extra cost.

Small Craft Version

Keeping the most essential functionalities of ExpressMarine, the Small Craft Version was developed to support boat designers or small companies in their design process. Customer support is only available by email. The model maximum size is limited to 24 meters and up to 3 decks (tiers) can be included. Advanced add-ons may not be supported. Network licences are not available.

It is available for purchase in 2 options: 

  • Subscription - implies annual renting of the licence which includes updates, maintenance and support

  • Perpetual - (one time purchase)  but annual updates, maintenance and support must be acquired extra