freeship hydrostatics

Discussion in 'Software' started by rapscallion, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. rapscallion
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    rapscallion Senior Member

    I don't understand why I sometimes loose my hydrostatic features on my freeship drawing after I have been working on it for a while. Has anyone else run into this issue?
  2. frank smith
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    frank smith Senior Member

    You may have a leak in the hull . In freeships the hull must must be sealed .
    Check to see if there are any green points , and fix those to zero .
  3. cthippo
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    cthippo Senior Member

    Another possibility, albeit a less likely one, is that your design exceeds the acceptable range of input variables for the hydrostatics formula.

  4. brucehallman
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    brucehallman Junior Member

    A third possibility is that the draft of the boat is set so that the boat is either entirely submerged, or entirely in the air. See the Menu item Project|ProjectSettings|ProjectSettingsTab
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