FREE!ship 2.5 released

Discussion in 'Software' started by Martijn_vE, Mar 2, 2006.

  1. Martijn_vE
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    Martijn_vE Marine software developer

    FREE!ship 2.5 has been released and is available from:
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/freeship/

    New features:
    * Mirroring of developed plates
    * Multiple language support
    * Add scaled background images to viewports in order to reproduce the
    lines of an existing hull.
    * Export to GHS
    * Visualize geometry based flowlines
    * Add cylindrical surfaces
    Bugs fixes or improvements:
    * Bug fixed in the check model procedure
    * Added the dimensioning of cornerpoints of developed plates
    * Bug in Delft resistance when length dwl was 0.0
    * Increased visibility of thin lines of preview image
    * Old file format (.free files, prior to Version 1.91) no longer supported
    * Max. limit on undo memory
    * Draft and trim settings for hydrostatic calculations are stored in file
     
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  2. LP
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    LP Flying Boatman

    I'm getting a corrupt file message when trying to open the .zip file. Is anybody else experiencing this problem?
     
  3. Chris Ostlind

    Chris Ostlind Previous Member

    I got bad downloads, as well, for the software and the new manual.

    Chris O
     
  4. CGN
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    CGN Senior Member

    The zip file is showing as corrupted on my computer
     
  5. Martijn_vE
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    Martijn_vE Marine software developer

    I think something went wrong during the upload. I uploaded the files again and now it seems to be working.
    Sorry for that...
     
  6. CGN
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    CGN Senior Member

    Many Thanks Martijn!
     
  7. Toby P
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    Toby P Junior Member

    I know this is a really dumb question - but how do you display the diagonals in FREE!ship? The icon is always faded out so that it can't be selected...
     
  8. Martijn_vE
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    Martijn_vE Marine software developer

    Add them first, just like you add stations or waterlines.
     
  9. LP
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    Toby P,

    It's the icon at the very top right. Looks kinda of like a knife hanging over a calculator. It opens the intersections dialog.
     
  10. Windvang
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    Windvang Yacht Designer

    Here is a picture of the plug of a 6 m. solarboat designed in Free!ship. It was exported to IGES and milled with a 5-axis machine. The boat is now under construction at the HISWA exhibition and even made it to TV and national radio!

    More information on the project (in Dutch)
    http://www.thrijswijksolarteam.nl/
     

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  11. CGN
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    Hey Windvang that's amazing, congratulations on your efforts, and thanks for share it!
     
  12. DGreenwood
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    Fantastic stuff Windvang. it is great to see real quality tangible results from a free program.
    I think Martijn is an his way to Sainthood.
    Great software and getting better!!!
     
  13. DGreenwood
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    Hey Windvang

    Are the drawings "top secret" or can we get a glimpse of what it will look like finished?
     
  14. Windvang
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    Windvang Yacht Designer

    They are not secret anymore, since the boat went on display at the HISWA exhibition. The boat is build for the http://www.frisiannuonsolarchallenge.com/
    a 220 km. endurance race for solar powered boats along a famous Dutch ice-skating route.

    The boat will be trimmed aft for top speed (+/- 15 Kn.) and foreward for endurance. The last generation had a problem with windage that is why we reverse-curved the sheer and rounded the deck edge. The chine promotes early planing and enhances stability for the heavy stock solar cells. It is build in carbon on a 6 mm PVC core. 2 boats will be build to test various configurations of prop and gearing.
     

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  15. Caldera Boats
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    Caldera Boats Beer4Ballast......

    FREE!ship is the best thing to happen to boat design since the invention of the pencil.

    A BIG thanks to the guys at FREE!ship.
    :) :) :)
     
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