Decks on Maxsurf

Discussion in 'Software' started by Gades, Aug 29, 2002.

  1. Gades
    Joined: Nov 2001
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    Gades Senior Member

    Hi there,

    I was wondering how you guys design decks on Maxsurf.

    Usually I duplicate the hull surface, then I flip it. Next I use the compact function to get the control points from the deck just where the hull's are. Then I delete some of the control points from the deck, because they're way too many. And flatten the duplicated hull, so that the boat looks like a normal one, not like a submarine.

    This isn't the finall deck I use later, in the CAD drawings/design. But, I do need it to run Hydromax.

    So, what about you guys? how do you do it?
     
  2. BrettM
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    BrettM Senior Member

    Possible methods:
    1- Make it flat or not there at all Hydromax should close the curve.
    2- For a cambered deck use a seperate surface with an edge bonded to the hull edge. Cambering can be done properly using the description given for arc surfaces in the manual with a point mid between. The Cos function is a pain to implement seperately for each control point staion but it can be done.
    2- Try using a "Sheer trimming" surface and trim it. I find it best for new designs as you can change the sheer without altering the current hull shape. Could be cambered too.

    Any other ideas?
    Brett
     
  3. Gades
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    Gades Senior Member

    Thanks BrettM,

    I'm going to practice your methods and see how it goes. I might post some question later :D

    Cheers
     
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