Orca3D News


Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Running Orca3D on a Mac

While we haven't done any testing and don't officially support Orca3D on a Mac, there was an interesting post on the Orca3D forum recently by Victor Soto, a Rhino and Orca3D reseller in Peru. He used Sun Microsystems' VirtualBox software to create a virtual XP computer on his Mac, and is running Rhino and Orca3D successfully. Click here to see his post on the forum. A reply to his original post shows a screen capture of the settings that he used.

RhinoMarine announcement

As of September 1st, 2009, Alion Science and Technology has suspended sales, maintenance, and support for RhinoMarine. Click here to view the announcement letter that Alion sent yesterday to their users. As a courtesy to RhinoMarine users, DRS Defense Solutions Advanced Technology Center (ATC) is available to provide limited technical support for RhinoMarine through the end of 2010, as well as replacement Site Keys. Because we won't have access to the RhinoMarine source code, we will not be able to make changes or fixes to the program, and there will surely be some questions that we won't be able to answer. But with our experience in naval architecture and with this type of Rhino plug-in software, we hope to be able to answer most questions. Alion has authorized us to provide replacement Site Keys for existing RhinoMarine users, so if you lose your license due to a hard disk crash, a new computer, etc. we can generate a new Site Key for you. With these resources, you should be able to confidently continue the use of your copy of RhinoMarine.

If you are a user of RhinoMarine, please click here for information on technical support and discounted pricing on Orca3D.