Mission: To make engineering better, faster and more fun.
DAVE stands for Design Analysis Visualization Engineering. Difficult Analysis: Very Easy is also ok. This tool was created after 10+ years of offshore experience, marine analysis, structural engineering and software development.
Quick and Reliable
Models in DAVE can be created using re-usable standard building blocks. This speeds up the process while eliminating mistakes.
What you see is what you get. Get immediate feedback on what you are creating. Also DAVE models can be rendered using Blender for your, and your clients, visual pleasure. The pictures above were generated straight from DAVE with almost no additional effort.
Analysis and Reporting
Standard deliverables such as vessel stability, rigging analysis or mooring analysis can be created from a model by running an automated workflow. Additional workflows can be added.
Rapid prototyping and tenders
The visualization makes it easy for multi-disciplinary teams to explore opportunities while at the same time it offers a quick way to check the feasibility of operation in terms of stability and natural periods. It is a simulation center on your desktop.
If further dynamic analysis or visualization is required then the created models can be exported to other software packages. No need to transfer information manually.
The core where the calculations are performed is a commercial and closed-source component. This component can be used for free for educational, non-commercial and evaluation purposes. Commercial support is available if needed.
DAVE is not strictly for principal, marine, structural, animation or sales engineers. It strives to deliver an environment for all disciplines at the same time.