Wanted someone to bring my drawings to life

Discussion in 'Software' started by Micro, Oct 3, 2008.

  1. Micro
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    Micro Junior Member

    Hi all,

    I am trying to find someone who is used to working with design software to turn a few drawings i have in to a table of offsets or better so i can start building my little yacht. It is only 3m (10') long so it isn't a huge job.
    It will be built in foam/glass construction so i just need enough info so i can cut out and build up the mdf frames to lay it up over.
    I am happy to work out the laminate and have suitable moulds for the foils.
    I look forward to hearing from anyone who maybe able to help out.
     
  2. lazeyjack

    lazeyjack Guest

    Iam SURE you can do this, and get great satisfaction from it, go into google and look for carlson design, free programme, search the software threads here, , there are some easy to use ones like delftship and freeship, , for free,
    bon chance
     
  3. Micro
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    Micro Junior Member

    Thanks for that, i have just downloaded Delftship and it looks like i will figure it out.
    Is there a way i can import my drawings as a starting point?
     
  4. Micro
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    Micro Junior Member

    I have had a play around but it is very difficult so i would still like some help.
     
  5. lazeyjack

    lazeyjack Guest

    i cracked up ten mins after you loaded it you gave up. larf, it took me a whole year to produce anything on Rhino!! patience my son, or try carlson thats so easy your pet chimp can do it
     
  6. marshmat
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    marshmat Senior Member

    Freeship/Delftship has a good manual with tutorials. Very helpful and worth an hour or two of reading and playing with the software.

    You needn't be so quick to cry for help, Micro. Everything is tough at first.. but you'll get much more satisfaction out of learning something new, than you would out of having someone else do parts of it for you. It seems you know how to read an offsets table and how to design and lay up fibreglass- putting together a rough model and calculating the offsets should be the easy part!
     
  7. Micro
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    Micro Junior Member

    I would rather find an expert to do the job in a few hours rather than me trying to fumble through it over the next year or so. Sorry if i sound like i am giving up too easy but, my experience is not in design work, hence the reason for asking for help. Most designers are not interested in such a small craft, thats why i came here hoping to find someone with the skills required.
     
  8. lazeyjack

    lazeyjack Guest

    ok, I had similar request ages ago, although I am an exp builder, somebody came in and tutored me online for free, hook int yahoo messenger later vs, and you can drop files in, lets see what you have, , me on yahoo lazeyjack
    I,m not a CAD expert either but lets see
     
  9. Greybarn
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    Greybarn Junior Member

    I can do that work for you? I would charge $50 per hour. Not sure of the scope of the work so it is hard to give a firm quote without looking at the drawings you need.
     

  10. ratrace2
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    ratrace2 Senior Member

    Drawings: Let me have a look

    Hey Micro,

    Send me a PM with your e-mail address.....I'll have a look.
     
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