Loft/Hull Drawings

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    • #36551
      AvatarNicholas Fox
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      Where do people get their loft/hull drawings from? I’ve tried the Internet, but with only limited success.

    • #36552
      Avatariosif gross
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      Maybe they are designing themselves? Using Deftship? Autocad? Other CAD software?
      Or using a draw table and the old classic tools?

    • #36555
      AvatarNicholas Fox
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      That’s more or less a given. What I was referring to was older ships; generally most of models here apart from smaller boats hulls, that Delftship handles quite well. You can’t just take a plan, elevation and end views to create lofts as you have very limited set of information and it’s all 2D, whereas loft layouts generally require 3D information. You can sit down and draw a loft for the stem and the stern of a ship using flat 2D drawings, but it’s the lofts between that are critical and 2D doesn’t give you that. Basically, creating lofts that define hull shape requires that people have access to original drawings or copies of originals; I was just interested in how people actually found this type of material on the internet. I’ve found a few such drawings myself but they seem to be very scarce.

    • #36558
      Avatariosif gross
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      I think the reason is that many old ships (and new) are proprietary to people that don’t want to share they designs. I have bought in the far past two books for boat design, they had also just few designs as example.
      Iosif

    • #36560
      AvatarNicholas Fox
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      I don’t think anybody who has been modelling for any period of time will disagree with what you’re saying, but with ships, particularly old warships, sharing drawings shouldn’t be such a huge problem and if nobody ever shared the information, then pretty soon it may all be lost.

    • #36564
      AvatarFergus Grant
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      You could try the Greenwich Maritime Museum in London. I believe they have vast plan collections or the Smithsonian in the States.

      http://americanhistory.si.edu/about/departments/work-and-industry/ship-plans

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      AvatarFergus Grant
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