how many longitudinal points to start with ?

DELFTship forum Hull modeling how many longitudinal points to start with ?

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    • #33509
      AvatarYann
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      Hello,
      I am new to Delftship and trying to modelize a Dutch barge.
      After several attempts, I am now wondering if there is any kind of “thumb rule” to determine the best amount of longitudinal (direction) points. I my case the hull is 60 ft (18m) long. So how many points should I try ?
      Thanks for your inputs

      Yann

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      AvatarMarven
      Keymaster

      It’s a matter of trial and error. The best is to use as few as possible. Jusr try to model the initial shape and you’ll quickly learn in which areas you need more points. You can insert them during the proces, thus refining your model.

    • #33513
      AvatarYann
      Participant

      Hello,
      Thank you for your quick reply. I’ll try the way you said. Since now, I probably used too many points and it’s why a feel lost 😉

      Another important thing I understand reading your post is that points don’t need to be evenly distributed along the deckline for instance. I could add more points in some place like curves if needed ?

      I was following Tutorial point 11. Shaping the deckline where it’s specified to Try to distribute evenly the points along the curve

      Best regards
      Yann

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