Latest news, developments and releases about MAXSURF
The new release 23.05 due May 2022
-is now able to generate analysis meshes with quadrilateral elements
-can now perform nesting of parts
Some improvements have been made to the virtual trackball used to change the view orientation in the perspective window and also the way the view orientation sliders work. In addition it is now possible to change the perspective field of view angle, allowing an isometric or fish-eye view to be shown in the Perspective window.
In MAXSURF Modeler, trimesh bonding has been simplified and it is now possible to select which trimeshes should be used to generate intersection lines with other trimeshes.
A feature providing a simplified way of generating 3- and 4-sided NURBS and trimesh surfaces from selected markers has been added.
The automation interface has been extended to include a wider range of trimesh functionality.
It is now possible to create parametric-based regular trimeshes from NURBS surfaces.
In MAXSURF Stability, we have added the updated STIX calculation described in ISO 12217:2-2021-07 4th Edition
(Note all previous webinars are available for you to enjoy)
MAXSURF and Multiframe 23.00 (December 2020)
New Features in Release 23.00:
In this release of MAXSURF there are several enhancements to the MAXSURF modules particularly relating to modeling with Trimeshes. These include:
- Modeler: Trimesh repair and enhanced Boolean operations.
- Modeler: Trimesh primitive shapes – box, cylinder, column.
- Modeler: Trimesh triangle selection tools.
- Modeler: Improved performance for large models with complex trimming.
- Stability: New heeling arm and criterion.
- Stability: User-customizable criterion text.
- Stability: Calculation of freeboard at each heel angle (GZ analysis).
- Stability: Calculation of immersion angled at each displacement (KN analysis).
- and numerous minor enhancements
Improved simplification of obtaining projected area
Powerful trimesh generation tools for columns and spars
In 2020 we were booked to exhibit at SEAWORK in Southampton with SMI (June) and at SMM in Hamburg (September) again alongside ShipConstructor. However the COVID-
MAXSURF Version 22, March 2020
In this release of MAXSURF there are significant enhancements to the MAXSURF modules, including:
Modeler: new trimesh features including simplified generation of box and tube primitive shapes; generating prismatic trimeshes by extruding a curve; Boolean operations (union and intersection) on closed trimesh surfaces.
Modeler: Export of vessel structural model to Multiframe for analysis (technology preview)
Modeler: Productivity enhancements to facilitate setting the cutting surface list and surface color.
Motions: User-defined RAO import from text files extended to allow range of speeds and heading.
Shape Editor: Enhancements to section shape and cutout (punch-out) definition and editing.
Full details of the features added to MAXSURF in version 22.03.00.121 can be found in the MAXSURF Release Note.
A cumulative list of the main features to have been added to MAXSURF since Version 19 may be found here:
Throughout January 2020, BAIRD progressively revealed the winners of each of their MARITIME AWARDS which had MAXSURF users winning almost every category*:
- Best Small Pilot Boat 2019*
- Best Large Pilot Boat 2019*
- Best Large Ro-Pax*
- Best Small Passenger 2019*
- Best Super Yacht Support 2019*
- Best Landing Craft 2019*
- Best Coast Guard Vessel 2019*
- Best Interceptor 2019
- Best OSV – WFSV 2019*
- Best Escort Tug 2019
In 2019 our stand at Europort in Rotterdam was busy with MAXSURF users and prospects from over 20 countries.
We were able to share the latest news, developments and releases about MAXSURF
We exhibited MAXSURF at SMM in Hamburg in September 2018. Thank you for helping to make it one of our most successful shows so far. Our neighbours were SSI showing Ship Constructor and opposite us was Cammell Laird of Birkenhead showing a model of their current build – Ro-Ro Ferry for Red Funnel modeled and analysed entirely in MAXSURF.
Many other satisfied users of MAXSURF visited us at SMM, including fellow exhibitors and trade visitors from almost 20 different countries. Plus the new prospects included naval architects from Asia, The middle East, China and Russia as well as throughout Europe
We exhibited MAXSURF on the new SMI stand at Seawork 2018 in Southampton.
We exhibited MAXSURF at NAVALIA in Vigo May 2018
We exhibited MAXSURF at NAVEXPO in Lorient May 2018
We exhibited MAXSURF at EUROPORT in Rotterdam Nov 2017, with the Europort theme the same as MAXSURF’s! Ie Maximising Vessel Performance
We exhibited MAXSURF again at Seawork in Southampton June 2017 With the theme – Concurrent simulation-driven marine vessel design software
We exhibited MAXSURF
at Seatec (Marina de Carrara)
in Italy March 2017 with the Theme of simple to generate Hull Mesh