The concept behind this module is that a suitable approximation to a hull form can, in many cases, be generated from very little input data. For example, the principal dimensions, type of ship, and a few particulars about sheer, deadrise, bulge radius, etc. are enough to specify the mid sections. With some additional information about the ends, a hull model can be generated without actually giving any offsets.
In its present form, Hull Maker is restricted to barge shapes and is actually more commonly known as "BARGE". It is capable of modeling some barges exactly and almost all barges fairly closely. Once a barge hull is created, Part Maker can be used to augment it, adding appendages and superstructure if necessary.