Difference between Freeship Plus and Delftship?

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  1. laukejas
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    Hi,

    As far as I know, Freeship was continued to develop as Delftship, only paid. In the meantime, someone took Freeship source code and upgraded it into Freeship Plus, latest version being 3.4.

    I was wondering how different is it compared to Delftship. I have an old version of Delftship, 4.0, with no way to upgrade without buying it again, and it is expensive stuff.

    It seems to me that Freeship Plus 3.4 is far better than Delftship 4.0, although it lack some of the features, like automatic curve fairing.

    But what about latest versions of Delftship? How does it compare to latest version of Freeship Plus?
     
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    I haven't used Freeship, but the free version of Delftship is pretty good, for what it is. It's free. Try it.
     
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    Last I heard, it doesn't allow plate development export or IGES export. Is it true? Because these are must-have features for me.
     
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    Nope, free version doesn't have those. Why do you need them?
     
  5. laukejas
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    Exporting to IGES so that I can continue modeling in SolidWorks.

    Exporting development plates because I know no other free software which can unfold 3D shapes into 2D plates, especially from Delftship file format.


    I just installed the demo. Wait, it says that even if you buy full version, things like inclined hydrostatics are included in plugin which must be bought separately.
    What the hell? Previous Delftship versions had this built in. Why they removed it?
     
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    Because they wanted to make money out of their work, I suppose.
     
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    Jesus Christ... Okay, I think I'll just go back to Delftship 4.0 :D
     
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    What does that do in the way of inclined hydrostatics?
     
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    Just a handy feature to quickly check the limits of boat heel and trim, for example to find out when it starts to leak.
     
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    Ok, so doesn't do full stability curves? That's what the current plug-in does: full range of stability, including automatic finding of the correct longitudinal trim and draught for the angle of heel. I think it also does some other stuff (motion in waves, etc).
     
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    I'm sorry, I don't quite understand - which are you talking about in your last post?
     
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    Capabilities of the inclined hydro plug-in for Delftship v7, compared to v4.
     
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    Oh. I must have missed that. Sorry.

    What about plate developments and IGES export? Any way to work around that limitation?
     
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    Well IMO you only need plate development export if you want to CNC cut the panels. Otherwise you can get the dimensions form the "Unfold" tool.

    I've never used Solidworks so haven't worried about IGES.
     

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