Re: Loft/Hull Drawings

DELFTship forum Hull modeling Loft/Hull Drawings Re: Loft/Hull Drawings

Nicholas Fox

That’s more or less a given. What I was referring to was older ships; generally most of models here apart from smaller boats hulls, that Delftship handles quite well. You can’t just take a plan, elevation and end views to create lofts as you have very limited set of information and it’s all 2D, whereas loft layouts generally require 3D information. You can sit down and draw a loft for the stem and the stern of a ship using flat 2D drawings, but it’s the lofts between that are critical and 2D doesn’t give you that. Basically, creating lofts that define hull shape requires that people have access to original drawings or copies of originals; I was just interested in how people actually found this type of material on the internet. I’ve found a few such drawings myself but they seem to be very scarce.