newbie:I just want to type in offsets and see model ??

Discussion in 'Software' started by Headonz, Dec 19, 2009.

  1. Headonz
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    Headonz Junior Member

    which is the best program to do this with out having to spend a week working through a tutorial .

    I have several sets of offsets of the same boat and want to observe the difference,check the fairness.....

    maybe much later ......... see it in 3D

    any suggestions ??

    many thanks
     
  2. apex1

    apex1 Guest

    Freeship Plus!
     
  3. Headonz
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    Headonz Junior Member

    I have Free!ship Plus have still not found how to do this,

    I see now where I can import offsets into Delftship but in what form should these be ?
     
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    Headonz Junior Member

    importing offsets

    I have made a ASCII txt file of offsets but when I try and import it into Delftship I get "Invalid Numeric input" message.

    I have the offsets in imperial 6.10.4, 6.9.2 ,5.9.7, ect ect, should they be written 6' 10'' 4/8 or some thing ???

    contour lines ??? is Delftship referring to butts or diagonals ????

    plan drawn in 1927 so different terms I guess.

    do I open a new project first ,set the longitudinal and vertical numbers ,length,beam and draft,units , create a model then import the offset txt file into it ?????

    nothing seems to work ??
     
  5. apex1

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    Delftship allows to import a "table of offsets"
    Produce them in Excel and save them as .txt, then import.
    There is a description in the tutorial.
    Do´nt ask me about details, I have no idea.

    Regards
    Richard
     
  6. Headonz
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    Headonz Junior Member

    thanks Richard , but it was the details I was looking for.

    the tutorial gives no mention how imperial measurements should be written.An important detain I would have thought .
     
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    I agree, but I have forgotten howto....

    What I remember, there was exactly that question answered a few weeks ago here by Martijn, the developer of the software!

    Try to use the search function in the "software" forum part to find it!

    Regards
    Richard
     
  8. pavel915
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    if you have autocad, you can simply make a lines plan by the offset table and then make a model in Rhino by importing the lines plan to rhino,

    you can make the 2d lines plan in rhino also,
     
  9. apex1

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    Make it a simple way!

    Do a new model of any size, then export the offset table and have a look at the figures! That will tell you howto!
    Right?

    Regards
    Richard
     
  10. Headonz
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    Headonz Junior Member

    yes maybe i could but then I would have yet another software program... !! I have so many already !! and I probably would not know how to use that one properly as well ,Deftlship is capable of doing everything I want if only I can understand the instructions !!!
     

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    Headonz Junior Member

    yes ,good idea ,I will try that.

    thanks Richard
     
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