Relational Geometric Synthesis (RGS) is a new logical framework for building up precise definitions of complex geometric models from point! , curves, surfaces and solids. RGS achieves unprecedented design flexibility by supporting a rich, variety of useful curve and surface entities. During the design process, many qualitative and quantitative relationships between elementary objects may be captured and retained, such that they can be utilized for automatically updating the complete model geometry following changes in the sha Je or location of an underlying object. Capture of relationships enables many new possibilities for parametric variations and optimization. Examples are given of many potential applications in sailing: yacht design: hull designs; deck and cabin models; interior partitioning and planning; keel model with bulbs and winglets; hull and keel paneling for flow analysis; plating layout for metal hulls; mast and rigging models; white sails and spinnakers.

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