Can AutoCAD be used for Marine Drafting?

by Sarah
(Danville, PA, USA)

I've been looking up Marine Drafting for about 2 months.

I'm pretty interested about it.

I don't think AutoCAD is used for Marine Drafting, Do any of you think you have to use it?

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Mar 31, 2010
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Marine Software Varies
by: RJ - Admin.

Hi Sarah,

We have yet to take on naval or marine projects, however, I have heard some firms do use AutoCAD for marine drafting.

From what I've heard, some ship builders also use software such as NAPA, TRIBON, MEGACAD, InteliShip, FORAN, Unigraphics NX, etc.

When someone asks us what type of software does a certain discipline use, I always recommend to look up 3 firms on the internet and contact their drafting departments. If you ask nicely, most will be happy to give you the information you're after.

Sometimes it just comes down to a firm's preference of using one type of drafting or design software over another.

RJ

Mar 31, 2010
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Boat Design Software
by: Jim Scool

Saw this software for boat design
http://www.icadtec.com/boat-design-software.html
, I guess it's more for personal use?



Feb 12, 2011
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Yes AutoCAD is used in marine drafting
by: Anonymous

I have been using AutoCAD for marine drafting for about 10 years now.

Also use Rhinoceros for 3d models and convert from there to 2d for finishing touches in AutoCAD.
See http://www.3dmarinedrafting.com for examples.

All the best.
Tony

Jun 05, 2011
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Marine drafting
by: Anonymous

AutoCAD has been used for years in marine drafting, in fact conventional drafting is over and done with. Shipyards often use Shipconstructor, a 3D program based on Autocad.

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