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    • #38439
      AvatarBen
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      Hello

      A couple of years ago I used delft ship to create a model. As can happen, the computer that I had it saved on died. The only remnants of the model that I have left are a .dxf and a .txt.

      I now wish I to work on the model and make some changes, but I’m stuck. When I load the .dxf file. All I get is a wire looking outline of the model. I cannot select individual points (only stations). And what I can do with it is limited. For example I cannot export it as a different file type. All I can do is export the marker points. It’s not rendered.

      how do I go about using this dxf as a base for doing a new model in the normal delft ship form?

      As a last resort I also have a .txt of the station points. Is there a way I could use these and manually type them in?

      Thanks in advance to anyone that can assist.

    • #38447
      Avatargiorgio zuppin
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      Sorry, no good news I think.
      By your post I can guess the.dxf it’s a 3D polylines export – btw I strongly suggest a saved .dxf linesplan AND one of 3D mesh as backup – a work of forensic reconstruction could be only alternative.
      Focus on obtain an image suitable for background in a new .fbm.
      In a CAD ambient and with patience it’s possible to intersect your polylines with planes till a simil-linesplan get life.
      Imported stations as .txt as check-control too.
      Now it’s up to you: Be positive, what’s done once should be replicated!
      Bye,Jurgen.

    • #38453
      AvatarBen
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      Thankyou for your response.

      Is there a way to manually enter the points using co-ordinates. When I attempt to import the .txt file it says error on Line 2 and then stops. However, I can open the txt file and read the information.

      My main objective is to make some alterations and have it as a .obj. I have done some conversions of the .xf to .obj however, again it is just a mesh and isn’t suitable for what I need done.

    • #38454
      AvatarRobert Holme
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      Thankyou for your response.

      Is there a way to manually enter the points using co-ordinates. When I attempt to import the .txt file it says error on Line 2 and then stops. However, I can open the txt file and read the information.

      My main objective is to make some alterations and have it as a .obj. I have done some conversions of the .xf to .obj however, again it is just a mesh and isn’t suitable for what I need done.

      Hi Ben, In the help files is information on the format of a txt file to import co-ordinate points into delftship. The txt file must be exactly as per the instructions or it will not import and this sounds like the problem you are experiencing above.

      HTH
      Regards
      Maryak

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