dimensions, and controller coefficients. The hull offsets are described to the system aspoints on sections, including the stem and stern profile. Both transverse and longitudinalknuckles are allowed.New Versions of VisualSMP feature powerful geometry input andmanipulation utilities. These utilities make preparing offsets almost an automatic process.The user may import the offset table from FASTSHIP in an IDF format, or prepare theoffsets in a GHS GF style text file. The offset points may go above the waterline. AfterIDF or GF file is imported into VisualSMP, the user can use ‘Modify Sections’ to clip thesections to a particular waterline, and then use other utilities to make point distribution tothe user desired level section by section. The user may input up to 70 stations and 70points per station, and may choose from the following list of appendage types to includein the calculations: Sonar Dome, Bilge Keels, Passive Fins, Active Fins, Shaft Brackets,Propellers, Propeller Shafting, Skeg, Rudders, and Roll Tanks.In addition to the many text output files, VisualSMP presents its output in plots in theforms of RAO plots and speed polar diagrams. The polars show the ship’s response forany motion/load as a function of speed and heading, and can also show the effect of animposed limit on the ships operation. When the ship’s motion/load has exceeded a user-defined limit on one of the motions, the contours for those speeds and headings are drawnin red to highlight the limit of operation. These response contours can also be presentedvividly in a continuously color-coded (or color-filled) polar plot. The user can alsospecify a set of operations limits on various motion/load responses and VisualSMP willcalculate the operational index based on these limits.Polar plots are recently extended to various statistics values of every ship motion andload responses: the Band-width, the Most Probable Maximum Response, the Zero-Crossing Response Period, the Average Response Period, the Probability of Exceeding ASpecified Value, the Number of Occurrence of Exceeding A Specified Value.