Re: Why do points disappear when creating multi-faces?

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I’m not sure if this is useful comment, but if you haven’t checked out the alighnment tools, try those. They’re useful to me when making sure that superstructure or topside structure is in line with deck edges. Panning and orbiting the model in different lighting at different angles can help you find overlooked or inadvertently caused “gaps” in surfaces/meshes. If you pick points in succession then the alignment will cause the first and last to dictate how those selected in between behave. Try it out on picking two outer points and then lastly clicking a middle and lining up the points. You can get some interesting and quite useful results.

One very nifty time-saving feature of the points tool is that you can select a point as the basis for subsequently clicked points and tell the tool to move the points.

As for using it on under-water edges, I’ll defer to Marven, except to add that if your edges are boundary (forward/aft/outboard in a given piece of mesh), you can move them inboard, outboard, upward or downward. And, if you add points to a line, you can manipulate those to cause lines to go where you need them. But, from looking at your images, you may have discovered that.

Don’t overlook that you can use the cylinder and intersection tools to create ducts. If you need to concentrate (and simulated) simple masses, create a cylinder or a box and be sure to select in counterclockwise order any points bordering an “open” end on the box or cylinder. Then, use the Add Face tool to “seal” the open. Assign a material density and thickness.

If you haven’t got the Pro Version, you may want to trial it. I’ve used Pro in 3.x and 4.38 for about a year and a half or longer and now I forgot what are the differences between the two besides some import/export layer options and a different modeling engine, IIRC. So, all i can say is that you might find it very worth it to try Pro out. If you are going into work after the student project, or if there is an academic license available (check with Marven), the Pro version would be the basis for any extensions you may need and you or your institution might end up buying. Free won’t handle the extensions.

Have fun using DelftShip!