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Old 12-02-2008, 11:29 PM
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Tutor help or suggestions needed.

I got interested in 3-D while looking at boat plans.
Lurking this forum, someone suggested Freeship.
I down loaded Freeship 2.6 and then Freeship 3.

Now I have them in the PC but dont have any idea what exactly to do first.

If I started with a simple Scow, and got one drawn, I'd be so happy with myself.
Is there something to help a guy learn how to do that kind of drawing?
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Old 12-03-2008, 10:12 AM
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In Freeship click on file, then new, a little input window will open. Ignore the number of points for this first try, just input a length, beam, and draft, and the units you are comfortable with. Hit OKAY, and the hull you requested will appear, now you can play with it. Pull on some of the points to change the shape......

Go do it!
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Old 12-09-2008, 01:21 PM
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hello dear members

i just got me FreeShip 2.6 to play with a design of a single chine, double ended, long range motorboat.

If i open the "new" window and type my data: length 27 mtr, beam 5,20 mtr, draft 2,10 mtr then the program gives me a hull about 8 mtr high ???

I am quite familiar with "Megacad" for architecture design but I really do not understand how to make a senseful use of this FreeShip program.

Is there a thread here with a more or less idiot proof "first step tutorial" ?

I appreciate every sort of reply, even if the joke is on my expense

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Old 12-09-2008, 01:44 PM
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The wizard is not creates freeboard in proportion to other inputs. The proportions are about that of a 36' boat. Just click on the little blue and green points along the sheer and drag them where you want them. To create a hard chine you need to select a series of edges (lines between points) and make them a "crease", it's in the "edge" menu.
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Old 12-09-2008, 02:15 PM
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Thank you TAD
Iīve got it!
The amount I probably skimped on my psychiatrist bill will allow for leather upholstery.............or so.

So letīs have a drink sitting on it, at the time when I am around your island!

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