Main Tab Bar

The main Tab Bar or menu area is set up to reflect different tasks within the software. The first part of each the Tab Page is common to all allowing saving, transformation and viewing without having to continually swap pages. The different tab pages are summarised as follows. Follow the links to read details on the tools available on each page.

The Home Tab provides comprehensive control over the file management, view control, setup of the user interface, access to the help and website as well as creation of commonly used curves and surfaces.  A selection of the Home Tab tools are available on all of the other Tab pages.

The Curves Tab provides access to drawing tools for basic creating curve and 2D entities as well as the Box entity. Save, Copy, Transformation and View Manipulation tools are also included.

The Surface Tab provides access to drawings tools for creating both basic surface and constructive surfaces.  Tools supporting the visualisation and analysis of surfaces and hull forms represented by these surfaces are also available. Save, Copy, Transformation and View Manipulation tools are also included.

The X-Topology Surface Modelling Tab provides access to all X-Topology tools covering curve generation, surface generation and unions, lofting and hull form generation. Tools supporting the visualisation and analysis of surfaces and hull forms represented by these surfaces are available as well as the common Save, Copy, Transformation and View Manipulation tools.

The Hull Generation Tab provides access to YachtLINES, ShipLINES and the IntelliCurve, IntelliSurface and IntelliHull surfaces. Tools supporting the visualisation and analysis of surfaces and hull forms represented by these surfaces are available as well as the common Save, Copy, Transformation and View Manipulation tools.

The Cloud Point Surveys Tab provides access to tools covering the database, visualisation import and surface comparison tools. Save, Copy, Transformation and View Manipulation tools are also included.  This tab may only available in certain versions of PolyCAD.

The Subdivision and Compartmentation Tab provide tools for creating internal hull surfaces and compartments as well as other tools relating to concepts connected with ship arrangements. Save, Copy, Transformation and View Manipulation tools are also included.

The Analysis and Output Tab includes a range of tools for performing various geometrical and performance analysis on models represented in the software. Save, Copy, Transformation and View Manipulation tools are also included on this tab.