Hi there, I made a quick model of a canoe hull and am wanting to model it in some water. Is this possible is Solidworks?

Thanks!

Hi there, I made a quick model of a canoe hull and am wanting to model it in some water. Is this possible is Solidworks?

Thanks!

to calculate the buoyancy One can take the model pick/make a plane where you think the waterline would be

remove the top part of the model slice or split it so you only have the lower half ... Make that into a solid

ask Solidworks for the volume of this solid and figure how many gallons of water that equates to... And then the weight

of that water would be the load that the canoe can float for that location chosen for that waterline location.

SolidWorks does not have the capability to model things like free surface water, or to calculate buoyancy. You could see how efficient the shape is as it moves through water using flow, but as for how it floats you would have to calculate buoyancy manually using the know surface areas.