With a composite model, we can accurately see perspective views. This “real life” view gives us the ability to place a hypothetical person in the boat to gather ergonomic data. These ergonomic reference models in turn help us select every item and its placement on board, from establishing visibility to placement of the dining table and light fixtures.
When it comes time to build, we can create cross sections and render 3D surfaces that can then
be machined to shape.
Using 3D modeling proved particularly beneficial when designing one of the most challenging design elements on the Antares – placing running rigging from the mast, under the bridgedeck and back up to winch pedestals at the helm and aft deck. Our plans went exactly as modeled and performed as expected.