Converter - a new add-on for HydroComp PropCad
For immediate release
31 October 2002
HydroComp Scan Converter – Scan
Converter is a new add-on module for HydroComp's PropCad (tm)
propeller CAD software, a software tool from HydroComp, Inc. for
the automatic preparation of 2D design drawings, 3D views, construction
data and CAM file export for marine propellers. The role of Scan
Converter is to take scanned blade surface data (in XYZ or radial
format) and convert it into a PropCad design file. With carefully
scanned data for both surfaces of a blade, Scan Converter can
develop the full geometric representation of the propeller blades.
This would allow a user to quickly and accurately make improvements
to an existing product or to create new variants of the propeller.
HydroComp developed Scan Converter in response to user requests
for a tool to document and compare a propeller to an original
PropCad design, as well as to create PropCad design files for
existing wooden patterns. Scan Converter would also allow a user
to extract important design characteristics about legacy product
models, or to precisely determine hydrodynamically-significant
changes to a propeller after damage or repair.
Inc. provides software products and consultancy services for the
performance analysis and design of marine vehicles to industry,
research and government clients. Currently more than 400 marine
professional in over 40 countries are using HydroComp award-winning
marine propulsion software.
For more information, please contact:
13 Jenkins Ct., Suite 200, Durham, NH
(603)868-3344, Fax: (603)868-3366