3D Software - Marine Conceptual Design

Hi all!
Which is the best 3D-tool for marine conceptual design? Alias is too expensve for my company, we are thinking of either Rhino or Think3 Styling. Rhino’s lack of construction history is a big disadvantage - but its “marine-plugin” an advantage I guess. Any ideas folks?

Cheers, K
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I would go Rhino for sure, version 4 has a primitive History capability. Rumors are floating around that the next version will be more advanced…

http://en.wiki.mcneel.com/default.aspx/McNeel/ExplicitHistoryPluginMainPage.html

All in all Rhino is a great CAD program to use, and seems to be a standard in marine design?

I’ve been using cobalt then concept unlimited, now it’s called shark.

I like this software a lot. I tried rhino demo and with out shelling and history I can’t understand why it’s so popular.

Punch software merged or bought concepts unlimited and they introduced a very inexpensive version. I still use the higher priced version but I think the basic one still has quite solid base of features. History and shelling pretty good surfacing and easy to use.

for 100 bucks how can you not try it.

http://www.punchcad.com/products/viacad2d3d.htm?AFC-I9319R109264&PID=1499915&SID=ggExviacad&ref=cj&AID=10471855