Hull Forms Represented by Sections

Section data is the one of the most basic forms of representing a hull form with individual points based on offset data. While surfaces representations are required to accurately capture the detailed features, sections capture more than enough detail for calculations such as hydrostatics and sea-keeping. With many design tools focusing on representing the hull form using surfaces it is often difficult to take raw point data and create a consistent set of polyline sections. PolyCAD provides a range of different functions that allow the user to manipulate section data at the point, polyline or hull form level.

Obtaining Raw Section Data >>