Precision modelling in Boat design
The Lofter CAD engine generates precise and smooth 3D surfaces from a small set of data input.
To design hulls and appendages Lofter uses the same basic technique, simple and intuitive, with smart tools to optimize the various design steps.
The output is a complete hull geometry analysis in upright conditions, charts and high-density tables of offsets for third-party 3D modellers or renderers.
Point fairing for 3D surface smoothing is no longer required: Lofter generates smooth and continuous 3D surfaces automatically.
...... even in the case of complex streamlining
The Lofter interface is studied to edit objects with the classic Boat Design technique: to draw faired and good-looking hulls by sections, lines, conceptual simplicity and… a good mix of know-how and fine art.
The plus is given by its powerful automatic 3D surface modeler, easy to manage and configure, capable of generating smooth lines with rational surface shaping.
Quick object tuning.
The shape of the entire surface can be adjusted very quickly. A few clicks are enough to modify or optimize the object or to generate its parent series.
Reverse and parametric design.
With this innovative mode, Lofter reverses the traditional Boat Design loop: applying automatic calculation algorithms, you can change the existing surface model to achieve a “given” Area Curve, or to realize “assigned values” for the Total Mass and Longitudinal Center of Buoyancy.