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Sailcut CAD is a sail design and plotting software which lets you design sails.

For Windows or Intel Mac OS X systems.



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Sailcut CAD is a sail design and plotting software which allows you to design and visualise your own sail and compute the accurate development of all panels in flat sheets. The original Sailcut was a Basic program developped by Robert Lainé in 1978. The new version, called Sailcut CAD, is written in C++ and is developped jointly by Robert Lainé and Jeremy Lainé. It is distributed under the terms of the GNU Public License (GPL).

Sailcut CAD is able to do cross cut, twist foot cut, vertical cut, mitre cut and radial cut sail design as well as wing sails, all in a number of languages. It also includes a viewer where you can assembled a hull, a rig and a set of sails to see how they match. Sailcut CAD has been successfully used for making sails for racing and cruising yacht as well as for model boats.

About Sailcut Computer Aided Design

Sailcut is a software for designing boat sails and developing then into flat panels. Sails can be either 4 sided sails like for old timer gaff rig or 3 sided sails like jibs or main sails for Marconi rig.

The first version of Sailcut was developed in 1978 and used by Robert Lainé for making the sails of his IOR 1/4 ton named "Flying Sheep III". Sailcut has been available on the web since 1994 and is used by many professional and amateur sail makers for offshore racing, cruising and recently for model yacht.

Sailcut uses a unique mathematical definition of the surface of the sail which ensure that the sail profile is smooth and aerodynamic.

http://www.sailcut.com/
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