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MAXSURF

Integrated Naval Architecture Software
             for all Types of Vessels

Island Computer Systems Ltd are an Authorised Bentley Channel Partner - able to provide the full range of Bentley infrastructure products including MicroStation and PowerDraft as well as the marine MAXSURF products:      Modeler
      Fitting
      VPP
      Resistance
      Motions
   Stability
   Structure
and Multiframe

EUROPE

The MAXSURF suites of software offer a comprehensive range of capabilities for the design of all types of marine vessels.


The technology has been used for more than 30 years on thousands of vessels worldwide, providing naval architects with a complete range of software tools for all phases of the design process.


MAXSURF includes tools for hull modelling, stability, motions and resistance prediction, structural modelling, structural analysis, and export to vessel detailing.


MAXSURF software applications operate from a single parametric 3D model that facilitates smooth communication and coordination between different team members and design activities.


All MAXSURF modules share a consistent Microsoft Windows graphical interface which reduces training time, greatly increases ease of use, and helps designers and builders visualise complex configurations.


MAXSURF is based on industry standards like NURB surface modelling, DXF and IGES data exchange and smooth data transfer with Microstation, Rhino, AutoCAD, ShipConstructor, SolidWorks and Microsoft Office programs.

KEY ADVANTAGES


The MAXSURF suites offer some key advantages over alternative software. Some of these include:

SINGLE 3D HULL MODEL

All programs in the MAXSURF suite work from a single design file, streamlining the design process by removing the need to create geometry files in different formats for downstream analysis programs.

TRUE WINDOWS INTERFACE

All modules in the MAXSURF range were designed from the start to operate with a Graphical User Interface, and the result is a consistent design that is easy to learn and use across all design & analysis modules.

HIGH QUALITY SURFACING

MAXSURF is optimised to help naval architects create high quality hull surfaces which are fair and can be used for all other analysis and CAD/CAM functions.

COMPREHENSIVE ANALYSIS

The MAXSURF suite includes intact and damage stability, longitudinal strength, structural analysis and design, resistance prediction, wake calculation, motions prediction, and a sailing VPP.

DYNAMIC TRIMMING

Surface trimming in MAXSURF is a simple point and click process. Most importantly, MAXSURF’S trimming is fully dynamic, allowing you to modify trimmed surfaces and have the trimmed portions automatically update.

INTEROP WITH RHINO & OTHER SYSTEMS

MAXSURF reads and write Rhino files and also features interchange with Microstation, ShipConstructor, AutoCAD, SolidWorks, ShipFlow and other CAD/CAE/CAM systems.

Why use MAXSURF?

Integrated Suite

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Data Exchange

Industry Standard

Import and Export


Specific Applications

Surface geometry: IGES, MicroStation & Rhino

Mesh: STL, PLY

Lines: AutoCAD DXF

Excel Spreadsheet data

Table of offsets and other text-based data

Background images (jpg, png, etc)

Import and export to other Naval Architecture analysis software.

Import

Data Exchange, supported file formats

MicroStation DGN

IGES

Rhino 3DM

IMSA

USNA / Fastship

DXF

GHS

PIAS ascii

Seaway

Wolfson LHF

nuShallo PAN

Polygon mesh PLY

Stereo Lithography mesh STL

WAMIT med GDF

Image PNG, JPEG, GIF

Export

MicroStation DGN

IGES

Rhino 3DM

IMSA

USNA / Fastship

DXF

BMT Microship

MHCP

HYDROS

IHI

IMSA

GHS

nuShallo

Parametric

PD Strip

PIAS ascii

SHCP

Shipflow

Stereo

Veres (MASHIMO)

Wintech

Wolfson LHF

Polygon mesh PLY

Stereo Lithography mesh STL

WAMIT med GDF

Direct X

Wavefront

Image BMP

Integrated functions

Integrated

Consistent

Concurrent

Interoperable

MAXSURF Suite Summary