Visualize and optimize vessel designs

MAXSURF offers comprehensive capabilities for the design of all types of marine vessels. MAXSURF includes capabilities for hull modeling, stability, motions and resistance prediction, structural modeling, structural analysis, and export to vessel detailing. MAXSURF applications operate from a single parametric 3D model that facilitates smooth communication and coordination among different team members and design activities.

Because every firm has different needs, there are two variations of MAXSURF offered.

Single 3D Hull Model

MAXSURF applications work from a single geometry file, streamlining the design process by removing the need to create geometry files in different formats for downstream analysis programs. Changes in the hull surface flow through parametrically to compartmentation, resistance and motions hull meshes, and structural part definition.

High-quality Surfacing

MAXSURF is optimized to help naval architects create high-quality hull surfaces that are fair and can be used for all other analysis and CAD/CAM functions.

Dynamic Trimming

Surface trimming in MAXSURF is a simple point-and-click process. MAXSURF’s trimming is fully dynamic, allowing you to modify trimmed surfaces and have the trimmed portions automatically update.

Comprehensive Analysis

MAXSURF includes analysis capabilities such as intact and damage stability, longitudinal strength, structural analysis and design, resistance prediction, wake calculation, motions prediction, and a sailing VPP.

MAXSURF Assess vessel compliance

Intuitive Interface

MAXSURF’s consistent, graphical interface is easy to learn and use. Each model shares a common intuitive interface with high-quality rendering and animation to visualize analysis results.

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“Using the MAXSURF software, the time required to accurately determine the stability characteristics of the vessel was reduced from a projected three months to one month.”

Product Tiers

MAXSURF Advanced

Design, analyze, and optimize a range of marine vessel types. Take advantage of fast and convenient modeling of complex vessels using dynamically trimmed 3D NURB surfaces. MAXSURF Advanced allows flexible data import, mesh modeling, and automatic curve and surface fitting. It includes tools for designing power, sail, commercial, and naval vessels made from steel, aluminum, wood, or composite materials.

MAXSURF Ultimate

MAXSURF Ultimate adds onto the capabilities of MAXSURF Advanced so you can comply with the most demanding requirements and design challenges. MAXSURF Ultimate adds probabilistic damage stability; radiation diffraction panel method motions prediction; and dynamic, time domain, and structural analysis.

MAXSURF Advanced

MAXSURF Advanced

Design, analyze, and optimize a range of marine vessel types. Take advantage of fast and convenient modeling of complex vessels using dynamically trimmed 3D NURB surfaces. MAXSURF Advanced allows flexible data import, mesh modeling, and automatic curve and surface fitting. It includes tools for designing power, sail, commercial, and naval vessels made from steel, aluminum, wood, or composite materials.

MAXSURF Ultimate

MAXSURF Ultimate

MAXSURF Ultimate adds onto the capabilities of MAXSURF Advanced so you can comply with the most demanding requirements and design challenges. MAXSURF Ultimate adds probabilistic damage stability; radiation diffraction panel method motions prediction; and dynamic, time domain, and structural analysis.

Technical Capabilities

Features
MAXSURF Advanced
MAXSURF Ultimate
HULL GEOMETRY
>>Trimmed NURB surfaces and NURB curves. Structured, triangular meshes and unstructured point data
>>Geometry exchange (including DGN, IGES, DXF, 3DM and industry-specific file formats)
>>Parametric transformation of NURB model. Fitting tools for NURB curves and surfaces
>>Automated modeling through COM
HULL STRUCTURE
>>Hull plates; development/expansion of single- and double-curved plates. Shell Expansion plan
>>Decks; transverse frames and bulkheads; longitudinal stiffeners, girders, and bulkheads
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is MAXSURF?

MAXSURF offers comprehensive capabilities for the design of all types of marine vessels. MAXSURF includes capabilities for hull modeling, stability, motions and resistance prediction, structural modeling, structural analysis, and export to vessel detailing. MAXSURF applications operate from a single parametric 3D model that facilitates smooth communication and coordination among different team members and design activities.

What other file types can MAXSURF read and write?

MAXSURF is based on industry standard NURB surface modeling. It reads and writes DGN, 3DM, IGES, and DXF files, which facilitate a smooth data transfer with MicroStation, Rhino, AutoCAD, ShipConstructor, and SolidWorks. It also features copy and paste to and from Microsoft Excel, and a full automation interface, compatible with Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word, that allows macros to be used to control MAXSURF for optimization studies or customized calculation and reporting.

How much does MAXSURF cost?

A practitioner license of MAXSURF Advanced costs $7,991 USD and MAXSURF Ultimate costs $13,318 USD at Virtuosity.com. Prices vary per region. While there are various types of licensing available, a common choice is the 12-month practitioner license offered through Virtuosity, Bentley’s eCommerce store. When you purchase through Virtuosity you get a Virtuoso Subscription which means you get both the software AND the training, expert services, and custom mentoring you need to get started quickly.

System Requirements

Processor

Intel Core 2 or faster

Operating System

Microsoft Windows 10 (Microsoft Windows 8 and 8.1 with required updates)

Memory

Minimum 2 GB of RAM

Disk Space

Minimum 10 GB of free disk space

Display

Graphics card supporting DirectX12 and Open GL, with minimum 128 MB RAM and 1280 x 1024 or higher resolution

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