Full size station print outs

DELFTship forum Hull modeling Full size station print outs

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    • #34308
      Samuel Dozor


      I need to deliver full sized print-outs for a number of stations (1 ft intervals) to my builder. Is there any built in functionality that would allow me to do this?

      As far as I can tell, I can only look at my hull from an outside view (perspective, planning, etc), what I need is to move the ‘camera’ to inside of the hull so I can get an actual screenshot of my stations. If I can do this then I can just take a screenshot…

      Any ideas?

      FYI i’m using delftship free.

    • #34311
      S . Warr


      Just a suggestion: You could try moving the locations of the lights, then taking a screen shot.

      Stations at 1 foot? Wow! The framing will be substantial :unsure:

      For the builder, it might be better to provide full size prints of the individual stations, together with offsets.

      just my 2 cents :huh: .

      S/F, Phil

    • #34312

      mmmmm full size, does your builder want to wall paper his walls with it. Sorry dozy42 cant help myself. Below you can do it all on A4 paper.
      Make sure you create a grid with your stations, waterlines and buttocks, then to to View–>
      Linesplan and print that out and then go to File–>
      Export— Offsets and save it as a .txt file and print it out. Then go to Help page 19 (v4.18) and have a look at the explanation of the layout of the Offset Table and print that out for your builder. Thats all he needs to construct stations but to construct the whole boat you will need more info for your builder unless your builder can fill in the rest.
      If you want to see just one station at a time, just put one station in your boat then, you can see it
      in the different views or go to View
      –>Linesplan and print. Just before you print, a scale box will come up, keep your scale the same each time you print your frames (stations) out. You only need half frames if your boat is symetrical, cat hulls and tri pontoons some times arn’t.

    • #34317
      S . Warr

      Mike always gives a better explanation for concepts that I can only visualize :silly:

      S/F, Phil

    • #34318

      Thx Phillip, its easy for me to rattle this stuff off but it can be difficult for a novice to follow.
      It remeinds me of that old saying………
      The road to hell is paved with good intentions…
      I think I have put a couple of novice on that road….sorry.


    • #34319

      Just add stations each feet and export the linesplan to autocad.
      You can set the scale before exporting or change the scale in AutoCAD afterwards.

      Use AutoCAD to separte line stationlines, eventually mirror them, put them on a layout and send to a plotter or nest them in order to send them to a cnc machine.

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