Latest news, developments and releases about Maxsurf.

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The current release is Maxsurf 2024

Main enhancements in Maxsurf 2024

Stability Probabilistic damage analysis, Final Equilibrium

The probabilistic damage analysis now provides the option of computing the vessel hydrostatics at the final equilibrium damaged waterline for each damage and loadcase combination.

Conditional flooding of Tanks and Compartments

The conditional flooding option has been extended to Tanks and Compartments (as well as non-buoyant Volumes as introduced in the previous version).

Modeler COM interface Automation

Quite a few additions have been made to the Modeler COM Automation interface – please refer to the ModelerAutomation.chm file installed with the application documentation for full details.

  • Import and export of additional mesh formats including OBJ, OFF, and WAMIT
  • Surface Meshing with greater control over mesh parameters
  • Mesh repair
  • Direct manipulation of NURB surface control point locations
  • NURB surface bonding

Beginning with Maxsurf 2023 (released in May 2023), you no longer have the option of selecting which alternative license to be used to run the product because there is now only one option available. Beginning with Maxsurf 2023, only one tier is available. Although this product retains the ‘MAXSURF Ultimate’ product ID 2143, it will now be called Maxsurf 2023 and be under the MOSES brand while containing all the functionality previously found in ‘MAXSURF Ultimate’. 

The pricing of Maxsurf 2023 with the full power of ‘MAXSURF Ultimate’ was reduced in cost to that of MAXSURF Advanced resulting in a significant cost saving.

Again, feel free to contact us for more details including pricing for your country or a free 30 day Trial.

More Navy users have acquired MAXSURF recently.

Conditional flooding of non-buoyant volumes

See Updates for details on release 23.06 from December 2022 and release 23.07 from May 2023.

See Updates for details on release 23.06 from December 2022 and release 23.07 from May 2023.

Surface continuity visualization with Zebra mapping

The new release 23.05 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 MaxsurfModeler, 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)

Yet again the majority of the Baird Maritime Workboat World Best of 2020 Awards have been won by Maxsurf Users

See our recent Awards details

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

Release 23.00

Projected Area

Improved simplification of obtaining projected area

Stability Enhancements


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-19 situation has postponed plans until 2021..

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 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*:

Vessel Awards

  •     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