Discussion in 'Software' started by stonster, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. stonster
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    stonster New Member

    Hi all,

    I'm sure this is a really dumb question...but anyway! I've found a boat hull design online that has a .hul file, but no flat plans of the components for stitch and tape. When I open .hul files (which I've never used before!) is there a way of converting to flat pieces? Do I use the "freeship" thing everyone talks about?

  2. lewisboats
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    lewisboats Obsessed Member

    You can use the Hulls program that created the file...courtesy of Carlson Design or you can import it into Free!Ship and get the panel shapes from there.
  3. magwas
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    magwas Senior Member

    yes, you can import the .hul file into freeship, and use tools/develop plates to get the developments
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