Quick Start Tutorials

The Quick Start Tutorials are design to introduce the software and allow the user to learn quickly how to use each of the surface design techniques supported by PolyCAD.

Setting up PolyCAD first time
  Demonstrates how to set up the user interface for the first time, positioning the edit windows and checking the OpenGL drawing mode.
User Interface
  This section takes a tour through the different features of the user interface and demonstrates how they are utilised when using the software.
BSpline Curve Example
  Demonstrates how to create and edit curves using a BSpline curve as an example.
Importing Image Data into the Graphics Window
Demonstrate how to import image data into the graphics allowing scanned data such as lines plans to be used as a reference when developing a hull form.
BSpline Surface Yacht Hull Example
  Demonstrates how to work with BSpline Surface by going through the process of developing a simple yacht hull form and producing hydrostatic calculations and a lines plan drawing at the end of the process.
Parametric Hull Generation
  Detailed demonstration of how to use the two parametric hull surface design entities YachtLINES and ShipLINES.
Advanced Hull Form Design using IntelliHull
  Detailed demonstration covering the use of the IntelliHull hull surface design tool.
Introducing Advanced Hull Form Design using X-Topology
  A tutorial which introduces the basic concepts of X-Topology surface modelling. Demonstrates in detail how to work with X-Topology Curves, produce and refine X-Topologu Surfaces.
Using X-Topology to Design and Represent Different Hull Types
  Shows how to use X-Topology to produce hull surface using examples of a Yacht, Planing Craft and Ship Bow hull forms.
Constructive Surfaces
  Demonstrates how the software can be used to generate basic constructive surface using curves to control shape and position.
Hull Forms Represented by Sections
  Overview of the Polyline Section tools incorporated into PolyCAD which can be used to process section data when surface data is unavailible or too complicated for the intended analysis tools.