Frames -does it work

DELFTship forum Hull modeling Frames -does it work

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    • #34003

      hi all,
      new user here, evaluating software for purchase. looks all goood, except for one thing. i cannot work out (been thu all the doco) how to add frames. now, all the samples have frames ( or fram-like structures) all attached to the boundary edges, not the hull. for example, exampla01 has them suspended from the deck, avoiding touching the hull on the inside.
      i tried by adding 2 points, then selecting those points, as well the hull point and went ‘add face’
      see here
      am i doing this wrong, or does the software not do this?

    • #34009
      S . Warr

      I looked at your example, and was not sure what you were trying to accomplish.

      Use the “add station” feature to incorporate additional frames. It’s to the left on your tool bar…

      S/F, Phil

    • #34010

      Hi, when you said “frames”, are you trying to say transverse bulkheads? Or, transverse sideshell stiffeners?

      If you just meant stations, then see the answer prior to mine.

      If you’re moving the model into CAD and don’t have an app and cannot yet afford Rhino or ORCA extensions and no access to marine-oriented CAD software or even AutoCAD, consider Punch! ViaCAD. It’s what i use to draw my hulls.

      Not, however, that the quality of you hull in a dwg or obj file will depend on how clean your waterlines and buttocks are. If you click on the mesh (dwg or obj) and see nodes and rings all over the model, then either you’re missing some waterline connections, or you have many with no stem-to-stern connections. If fairing is bad, that will vex you, too. DELFTship is great. Really great. However, i still export my model in .obj and dxf 3dmesh and zoom in and out extensively and then edit and reimport on top another mesh, keeping on in transparency mode to compare any shape or curvature changes.

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