It takes tons of tools to make something like this project work. Four software tools we adore that have become mainstays on this project are...

 It's wonderfully dense and hard to learn! Awesome!

It's wonderfully dense and hard to learn! Awesome!

Blender. It's a free 3D modeling software we're using to develop concepts for the design. While it's mostly going to be hand-made and hand-formed, being able to plan certain things in 3D is a huge help.

 MCAD in the CLOUD!

MCAD in the CLOUD!

Next up, certain fabrication details and shop drawings are being done with Autodesk Fusion. A wonderful new MCAD tool that's free for projects like ours, it's been a boon for figuring out complex things like a scaled-down F1 Rocket Engine.

 Old-school tools made with new-school tools

Old-school tools made with new-school tools

Of course, that mainstay swiss-army-knife of the CAD world, Rhino, is in the mix with it being used to design this amazing English Wheel we'll use to make the shaped steel panels for the ship.

Finally, we've been making heavy use of Evernote to tie it all together and coordinate a big team of creative cats to all try and roam in the same direction.