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Wednesday, February 24, 2021 

Autoship Systems Corporation (ASC) is supplying Boksa Marine Design (BMD) with its latest Autohydro 6.10 which offers more features and tools leading to new efficiencies for calculating hydrostatic parameters, stability and longitudinal strength.

BMD, a naval architecture and marine engineering firm located in Lithia, Florida, has designed and engineered over 600 completed projects up to 740ft for over 50 clients since 2003, including leading shipyards.

Specialising in full-scale design and naval architecture from a blank sheet of paper for worldwide marine clients requires software solutions integrating the full CAD/CAM process, from generating hull lines to nesting of parts, onboard stability, load planning and an integrated CAD/CAM design program suite.

BMD president Nick Boksa said: “We use Autohydro to submit stability books to classification societies for a wide range of vessels engineered by BMD. “Complicated stability issues require the Autohydro Hydrostatics and Strength software to analyse and solve. To date, all of BMD’s stability books have been approved by the designated class society, including ABS.”

ASC has worked closely and cooperatively with BMD to deliver complete engineering packages for workboats, pushboats, commercial ships and superyachts including stability requirements.

“It’s easy to import a hull derived from different 3D model files directly into Autohydro through its Modelmaker module with the full Windows interface and pull down menus,” said Boksa. “We can get right to work defining tanks and selecting hydrostatic values critical for safe vessel operation. Additionally, Autohydro’s tech support is excellent, providing solutions for our questions.”

Autohydro’s current operating version has now evolved to 6.10 during its 30th year of development, representing continual software improvement with features such as accidental oil flow performance, oil fuel tank protection, 2nd method for intermediate steps during flooding calculations and dynamic limit definition. Autohydro 6.11 is scheduled for release later this year.

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