General Hydrostatics (GHS): The de facto standard software for hydrostatics and stability in the USA. When I started my career, day two of my new job involved GHS. My boss dropped the manual on my desk (I remember the audible thud from the landing), and he commanded, “Read this. Learn GHS.” How? That is like learning English by reading the dictionary!
Save yourself many days of frustration. Watch these tutorials instead.
Reports are how we control the output formatting from GHS. Because presentation matters! Everything from the title on the page down to the colors of the report output. Learn how to master them all.
How to create your first report
How to make the report look good.
You can’t just open it in MS Word. Learn the tricks.
Did the ship heel to port or starboard? Graphical output will quickly show you.
What is the draft, the trim? What is the ship’s current displacement? Show me the loading conditions? GHS yields answers to all this and more, for those who know how to ask the right question.
How to set the draft and trim.
How to set the ship’s weight. Or load tanks.
What is the current draft and trim? Get all the details of the ship’s current loading condition.
That lovely table of hydrostatics, complete with the plot of hydrostatics. How do I generate it?