Importing Lines Plans

DELFTship forum Hull modeling Importing Lines Plans

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    • #35681
      Gene A. Hamm II

      I have a fully developed set of lines plans created in TurboCAD Professional V18. TuruboCAD Pro can export the lines plans to approximately 22 different formats ranging from Rhino (3DM) to AutoCAD (DWG & DXF), and so on.

      I wish to import my lines into DELFTship so that I can perform modeling, fairing and calculations. I see the ability to import markers in *.dxf from the tools menu but only after creating a model with rough “main particulars” and then the lines are simply overlayed and at a different scale. Clearly I am missing something and this is not addressed on the forum or in the manual.

      Certainly there is a way to import my lines plans?

    • #35682
      robin szemeti

      Firstly, please understand that markers are just that, visual markers to serve as a reference, and nothing more.

      If the scale is wrong, I suggest you try importing them as a IGES file, as that usually comes out the right size, where as .dxf can sometimes end up with inch/metric conversion issues.

      You might be better off trying to develop a table of offsets from the lines plans … and import that. Please note, unless you buy Delft you will not be able to export your finished model back into a format such as IGES.

      You could also look at FreeShip Plus, which is basically the same software, with a nicer user interface. I don’t thik the author of Delft is currently active on the project any more as he does not answer emails, so you may be better off with FreeShip or FreeShip plus anyway, as they still have people to answer quaestions, and it is basically the exact same software.

    • #35741
      Sergio Diaz-Ibieta

      Maybe you have a wrong e-mail address because Martijn does answer e-mails, phone calls and also Skype. And I can assure you that he is currently active since the new version includes a draft enhancement requested by me few weeks ago…

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