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PropCad: Propeller design software

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Taking You From Concept to 3D Model

Prepare limitless designs of any marine propeller with PropCad’s comprehensive geometry definition. Enter a propeller style from PropCad’s Builder library, target blade area ratio, the amount of skew or rake, thickness rule, or a number of other design targets. PropCad builds the entire geometry – chord length, thickness, skew, rake, and all section offsets.

Full-featured Design for Geometric Modeling of Marine Propellers

PropCad’s interface provides full control over the blade parameters and hydrodynamic section shapes. It’s powerful and fast. A library of standard designs and distributions allows users to rapidly develop new designs and design variants. The feature-rich tool automatically prepares 2D design drawings, 3D CAD models, construction data and offset reports – as well as class society thickness calculations.

Ship propeller geometry generation

Design, save and import

Propeller designers and manufacturers use PropCad to increase their productivity, producing better propeller designs in less time. PropCad keeps your drawings, reports, and 3D geometry together within a single project.

Users can design, save, and import their own section blade definitions. These blade sections can be modified by adding camber or cup. Designers can create advanced blade shapes with progressive pitch. PropCad displays local pitch values ensuring the design accurately meets the total overall progression.

Used by/Industries

  1. Propeller designers and manufacturers
  2. Hydrodynamicists and CFD/FEA specialists
  3. Research institutions and model tanks
  4. AUV, ROV, and thruster builders
marine propeller blade section profile

PropCad Features

  1. Integrated geometric designer
  2. Traditional 2D design drawings
  3. Multiple 3D views and graphics
  4. Design wizards for rapid development
  5. Build from scanned blade data
  6. Supports any custom geometry
  7. Classification thickness calculations
  8. CAD/CAM file export
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Marine propellers geometric modeling

PropCad Premium

The Premium Edition includes advanced features for feature extraction – enabling users to quickly import their existing blade designs from inspection points or a full 3D CAD file. The Premium Edition also includes tools for manufacturers, with robust utilities for creating foundry patterns and machining models for CNC toolpath generation.

Design Library Integration

Utilize existing library designs for any geometry. You specify your propeller parameters and select the distributions from common library propellers to generate a complete set of propeller geometry data. The design library includes many of the world’s popular geometries (including B-series, Kaplan, Gawn, MAU) as well as cleaver and tunnel thruster blade forms.