IntelliHull is a hull design technique which combines directly manipulating the surface definition and parametric hull design. It develops the hull form by lofting a single surface BSpline surface through a number of special BSpline curves know as IntelliCurves. The IntelliHull exposes a number of form parameters which when modified transform the definition curves changing the dimensions or hydrostatic properties of the hull surface. A bulb appendage can be added as an option using an additional set of parameters. IntelliHull was developed as a PhD project, more details can be found on the publications page of the PolyCAD website.
Right-Click -> Multiple Selection -> Create IntelliHull
Create an IntelliHull Surface by selecting two or more IntelliCurves.
The surface definition cannot be edited directly, but it can be manipulated by editing any of its attached IntelliCurve definition curves.
Entity Attributes Panel
IntelliHull attribute panel
- Show Attributes... (F11)
- Convert to BSpline Surface
- Convert to Mesh
- Extract Contours
- Generate Polygon Mesh
- Create Calculation Sections
- Show Curves
- Show Blends
- Show Bulb Surface
- Show Parameters
- Show Contours
- Show Curvature
- Show Mirrored
Import / Export
|AutoCAD DXF||Yes (as Mesh if original representation not BSpline Surface)|
|Initial Graphics Exchange Spec. (IGES)||Yes|
|Ansys Element Script||Convert to BSpline surface|
|ACIS (Autodeck/Tribon/Aveva Marine Initial Design)||Yes (as Mesh if original representation not BSpline Surface)|