# offsets into Delftship & terminology question

Discussion in 'Software' started by Headonz, Dec 26, 2009.

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I keep getting "Invalid Numeric input" message.

when importing offsets txt file into Delftship how should the imperial measurements be written ? 6.4.2 or 6' 4.2" ect ??

what does "contour line " refir to , butt lines , diagonals ??

a glossary of terminology would be big help.

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you are only going to confuse him, and others and me!! i am following too, , so can you stick with original thread?
cheers
Stu

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Where is Pavel helping there? By recommending another software to use????

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I am trying to get Martijn's attention and maybe he can help us all by answering these questions .The tutorial in vague or just assumes we are all naval architectural graduates

we need "A Complete Idiots Guide To Delftship"

I can see the potential of this program but totally frustrated at even the simplest first steps.

I am going to try Richards idea and export offsets to start with.

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OK,the plot thickens !

exporting offsets will give you the table in decimal feet/inches ,so it looks something like 6.958

so going the other way 6'.7''.3/8 you must convert the 3/8ths into decimal inches,

3 divided X 8 = 0.375 ,

or 79.375" which is 79" .375 = 6' 7.375" ,

so now I must convert 7" to a decimal of a foot , 7 divided x 12 = 0.5833333

+ .375 = 0.9583333 + 6' = 6.9583333

if there is an easier way please tell me !!!

inches into decimal fraction online conversion and charts here

http://www.hamuniverse.com/antfrac.html

http://www.csgnetwork.com/ftinfract2indecimalcalc.html

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Con Soft Multicalc!

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handy ,but doesnt do fractions to decimal conversions, no ?

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