How to model ‘boxy’ hulls?

DELFTship forum Hull modeling How to model ‘boxy’ hulls?

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    • #44336
      Tops
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      Hello Everyone,

      I am wanting to model a boxy hull like a PDR sailboat or a Friendship canal boat in Delftship Free.

      Is there a way to take a DXF or other file from AutoCAD to start this process?

      Thanks!

      Friendship to 3D

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    • #44340
      Tops
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      friendship1_delft3

      I am making some progress. I was able to configure a new project, import IGES as markers to scale and position,  and select all. Would the next step be to define edges or faces?

      friendship1_delft1
      friendship1_delft2

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    • #44346
      Tops
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      I am making some headway with faces but I get 2 of each layer when I look at the developed panels.

      Perhaps I should only be working on a half model?

      friendship1

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    • #44349
      Tops
      Participant

      Drawing in the faces and splitting those that cross the boat with a vertical plane, seems to work nicely.

      The only issue I see right now is some ‘tension’ in the bottom where is does not develop smoothly as shown by the two lines at the keel in the line plan. I am sure this is due to some user error on my part.

      friendship1_refaced
      friendship1_refaced_plan

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    • #44523
      HDJET
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      Hi Tops, sorry that no-one has helped you before now.

      The program is designed so you only model half the hull then it completes the other half. There is a “both sides” button (red and green colour) next the the “show/hide control net” button.

      Regarding the 2 lines in the bottom, are they necessary? You should be able to get a face to follow the whole underside of the hull. The other thing is are they creased lines? You can switch between hard and soft edges in the edge menu.

    • #44539
      Tops
      Participant

      Thanks for the reply HDJET, no worries.  I should re-visit this one and see if I can make it better. -Tops

       

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