H921 - ABB Ability™ Marine Software - OCTOPUS Office

This course prepares project engineers and naval architects for running valid analyses and using their results for various purposes including importing them to OCTOPUS Onboard.

Learning objectives

Upon completion of this course the participants will be able to:

  • Operate the OCTOPUS OFFICE software in the most efficient way
  • Understand its capabilities and functionality
  • Identify potential errors and solve them
  • Know how to use the extension modules and prepare the input in order to maximize the output accuracy


  • Creation of 2D and 3D hull models
  • Modification of existing hull models
  • Creation of 2D hydrodynamic databases
  • Creation of RAO’s based on a 2D/3D hydrodynamic database and loading condition
  • Creation and import of loading condition
  • Creation and import of sea states
  • Automatic selection of best matching sea state dependent RAO with sea state in short term statistic calculations
  • Calculation of design criteria which can be used in OCTOPUS Onboard
  • Creation of reports
  • Export of results


  • Presentation
  • Hands-on exercises using software

Course outline

General Information

Duration: 1 day (8 hours)
Venue: Rotterdam, Netherlands
Customer site

At least basic knowledge of vessel motions and marine terminology;
Strong analytic skills

Additional information: Maximum 6 participants
Student profile: All personnel using OCTOPUS OFFICE, naval architects, project engineers, nautical superintendents, maritime students.
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