Which Edition Should I Choose?

Feature Comparison per Module: Modeler

Modeler

Modeler exists in two editions (entry level and Advanced). The Advanced edition is available under the MAXSURF Advanced and Enterprise licenses.

The entry level edition of Modeler can create models which are limited to a small number of NURBS surfaces.

The Advanced edition of Modeler can be used to generate models of significantly greater detail and complexity because of the greatly increased number of NURBS surfaces which may be used in the model. In addition, the parametric transformation capability and the COM automation interface are available in the Advanced edition allowing automation of the application from (for example) VBA macros in Microsoft Excel.

From v21.10 onwards Modeler Advanced now contains all the functionality that was previously only in the Structure module (definition of structural parts: frames, decks, stiffeners, plates).

Feature Comparison per Module: Structure

Structure

Structure exists in two editions (entry level and Advanced). The Advanced edition is available under the MAXSURF Advanced and Enterprise licenses.

The entry level edition of Structure can be used to define and expand hull surface plates (including plates with double curvature) as well as computing the shell expansion diagram.

The Advanced edition of Structure adds the ability to define and expand longitudinal stiffeners (stringers, girders and longitudinal bulkheads); transverse bulkheads; decks and frames.

From v21.10 onwards the functionality of Structure Advanced is also available in Modeler Advanced; allowing users to define structural parts: frames, decks, stiffeners, plates, without leaving the Modeler module.

Feature Comparison per Module: Stability

Stability


Stability exists in three editions (entry level, Advanced and Enterprise). The Advanced edition is available under the MAXSURF Advanced license and the Enterprise edition under the MAXSURF Enterprise license.

The entry level edition of Stability can be used for intact hydrostatics only and provides a small number of analysis modes (Upright Hydrostatics, Large Angle Stability and Equilibrium).

The Advanced edition of Stability greatly increases the number of analysis modes available (all except Probabilistic Damage). Damage analysis, including partial flooding, is available as is the COM automation interface.

The Enterprise edition of Stability can take advantage of multi-core CPUs and adds the Probabilistic Damage analysis mode as well as an Auto-Ballasting function for loadcases.

Feature Comparison per Module: Motions

Motions


Motions exists in two editions (entry level and Advanced). The entry level edition is available under the MAXSURF Advanced license and the Advanced edition under the MAXSURF Enterprise license.

The entry level edition of Motions can compute motion RAOs using strip theory for vertical plane motions (heave and pitch) as well as a simple estimate of the roll motion RAO.

The Advanced edition of Motions adds a six-degree-of-freedom, zero-speed radiation-diffraction panel method analysis capability.

Feature Comparison per Module: Multiframe

Multiframe


Multiframe exists in two editions (entry level and Advanced). The entry level edition is available under the MAXSURF Advanced license and the Advanced edition under the MAXSURF Enterprise license.

The entry level edition of Multiframe can be used to define and perform static, structural analysis of models containing beam members and stiffened plates.

The Advanced edition of Multiframe adds the ability to compute deflection modes and perform dynamic, time history analysis.

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