FREE!ship 2.6 released

Discussion in 'Software' started by Martijn_vE, Apr 21, 2006.

  1. Martijn_vE
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    Martijn_vE Marine software developer

    Happy to announce the new release of FREE!ship with the following modifications:

    New features:
    * Select and delete markers
    * Multilanguage support completed. Current complete translations include:
    English, Dutch, Suomi, Deutsch, Castellano and French
    * Select all command added
    * Several modifications to the controlpoint form, also made it transparent
    so the model shines through
    * Shade submerged surfaces of developed plates in a different color
    * Support asymmetrical layers (only layers that are not used for hydrostatics)
    * Transparency setting of layers for transparent shading
    * Export to STL file (ASCII version)
    * Cross curves calculation
    * Export boundary coordinates of developed plates to textfile
    Bugs fixes or improvements:
    * Fixed bug in intersection routine (sometimes no knuckles were inserted)
    * Support filenames with multiple dots in the recent files list
    * Made some modifications to the GHS export format as suggested by
    Creative Systems Inc
    * Correct displaying and exporting of intersectioncurves on mirrored
    developed plates
    * Dragging/positioning of background images with the mouse

    The new version can be downloaded from: http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=140466
     
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  2. Windvang
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    Windvang Yacht Designer

    My Cross curves calculation gives <-> as a result (exact those characters)?
    Is this a bug or am I doing something wrong?
     
  3. Martijn_vE
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    Martijn_vE Marine software developer

    At that particular heeling angle the desired displacement demand can not be met, probably because there's water going over the edge of the hull (sheer). If you still want to calculate it, close the deck.
     
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  4. Wellydeckhand

    Wellydeckhand Previous Member

    Is there a book published for freeship?:)
     
  5. lewisboats
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    It would be murder to try and publish a book every 6 weeks or so :D

    Steve
     
  6. marshmat
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    marshmat Senior Member

    Which, amazingly, is how often Martjin tends to put out a new Free!ship. There are some online tutorials for Free!ship; http://www.freeship.org is a good starting point for links. Generally though it takes a few weeks to a month for the unpaid volunteers who work on these to catch up, by which time Free!ship itself has already been improved. Easiest way to learn the program, I find, is just to play with it and see what happens!
     
  7. Bruce Taylor
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    Yup. I put together some tutorials on making keels and centerboards...and the next version of FREE!ship included a CB & rudder wizard!
     
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  8. antonfourie
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    antonfourie Senior Member

    Good work Martjin
     
  9. moeed
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    moeed New Member

    hi every body

    i make a macro code in autocad that can calc the cross curve from hull plane or offset table, who wana that?
     
  10. marshmat
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    marshmat Senior Member

    Sounds interesting, moeed. If you want to make it freely available, perhaps the easiest way to do that is to slap a GNU General Public Licence on it and post it on SourceForge or a similar hosting service....
     
  11. LP
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    LP Flying Boatman

    Here is an example using a couple of the new features in 2.6. The transparency function is wonderful and the symmetric function adds tremendous capability for visuallizing a project.
     

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  12. Martijn_vE
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    Martijn_vE Marine software developer

    You've been fairly busy there LP. Nicely done!
     
  13. goolawah
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    It just seems to keep happening. I was just thinking about posting a couple of suggested improvements to FREE!ship when a new version comes out and, here they are. How does he do it?

    In this case "Select All" was on my list, along with "nudge" buttons on controlpoint form. Any chance in a future version of including the choice of which digit to nudge as in -

    N.xxxx
    x.Nxxx
    x.xNxx
    x.xxNx
    x.xxxN

    This would be very nice for some really precise fitting. Of course, it wouldn't surprise me if it's already there and I have just missed it??

    Transparency control of layers is great, as is the transparent controlpoint form.
     
  14. Martijn_vE
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    Martijn_vE Marine software developer

    Have a look at the statusbar of the program. You'll see a small panel with the caption "Incr. distance: 0.10" or something similar. If you doubleclick it with the mouse a dialog appears in which you can change this distance.
     

  15. goolawah
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    goolawah Junior Member

    Yes, well! He that has eyes to see, let him see.

    Thanks Martijn. Great stuff!
     
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