Printing stations separate

DELFTship forum General Questions Printing stations separate

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    • #44849
      flo
      Participant

      Hi,

      how can i create linesplan for every single station alone, to print them one by one ?

       

      thanks for help

      flo

    • #44853
      Marven
      Keymaster

      Hi Flo,

      Currently the only way would be to export the stations as 2D curves to DXF and print from there.

    • #44854
      flo
      Participant

      hi marven,

      thanks for your reply.

      With ” export the stations as 2D curves to DXF” you mean click on “Save as” and choose “DXF 2D curves” ? If that is so, the saved/exported dxf file is empty. I watch them with Autodesk DWG TrueView 2024.

      If that is the wrong program to watch , which is better ?

       

      In Tools->Intersections , i deleted all for stations and buttocks and created only one for stations and one for buttocks, but the dxf file is empty ?

       

      thanks for help

      flo

    • #44857
      Terrance Egolf
      Participant

      Hello, Flo.

      One thing you might try is to print station lines from the Lines Plan, one at a time, without making the hull layer visible.

      In the Edit tool, and in the Intersections column, check the hull layer that you want to display station lines in (and ensure that all other layers are unchecked). Also uncheck the Visible setting to avoid displaying the layer surface itself. (If your model’s keel is on a separate layer, you should perform these steps for that layer as well to obtain the full keel-to-rail line.)

      Next, go to the Tools tab, and open the Intersections tool. Clear all the station locations then type in the  x-value corresponding to the station you want to print.

      Back at the Home tab, look over the display of the station line you want to print by selecting either the Front or Aft view. If the line is not visible, be sure that Stations is selected in the Hull Display menu group and no other lines are selected. Select Both Sides, also in the Hull Display menu group, to show the full-width station template, if desired.

      When you are satisfied with the station form, select the Tools tab, and then Lines Plan in the Project Tools menu group. You should be able to see and print the selected station as part of the overall plan, along with the Baseline, Waterline, and Midline as set in the Project Settings. These reference lines will help align the station template for your project.

      Repeat the above steps for each station in your project, displaying only one station at at time in the Intersections setting. This could get tedious, but works around the lack of a 2D vector graphics program. I found that importing DXF images into CorelDraw from DELFTship generates lots of artifacts and fragmented curves. Post-import processing to clean up the curves can be a pain with that program.

      You probably should also do a test print from DELFTship to verify the output is full sized for the scale of your project.

      Terry

       

    • #44858
      flo
      Participant

      hi terrance,

      “to print station lines from the Lines Plan”  , but the linesplan is not the “real”-size.  Or do i miss something ?

       

      thanks for help

       

      flo

    • #44859
      flo
      Participant

      the thing is, i bought the Pro Version mostly to simply print the stations, instead of drawing them by myself from the linesplans ?

       

      What do i wrong to get an empty 2d curves to dxf file ?

       

    • #44860
      flo
      Participant

      i just found out, that when i save as “DXF 2d curves” and open it with Autodesk DWG trueview 2024 , i need to scroll out with the mouse wheel 3 to 5 times and then you start seeing the drawings.

       

      But now, i dont get how to print one station with Real-size ? What do i need todo ?

       

    • #44862
      flo
      Participant

      To print the drawing (DXF 2D Curves)  1:1 on DIN-A4 paper, you can use LibreCAD ( https://librecad.org/ ) .

      Use “tiled printing” as described on this page ( https://librecad.readthedocs.io/en/latest/guides/completion.html#printing )

    • #44864
      Terrance Egolf
      Participant

      Hi flo,

      I apologize for missing your earlier responses on this topic.

      I never actually used the Plot or Printer settings for Linesplan.

      When I did a test run for printing the hull frames of my 19th-century brigantine, I built in a reference template to register the positions and sizes of the frames. This template included a horizontal line at the model’s baseline, a vertical centerline, and a horizontal line marking the waterline—all lines that are visible in the Plans view. I also included waterlines and buttock lines to assist in resizing the image after importing to a 2D graphics program.

      I placed this template object perpendicular to the centerline of the model in the y-z plane at the aft end of the model and on its own layer. Make sure to check the properties of this object/layer as Visible and Linesplan in the Layer Settings.

      When you save the DXF file for a given station, then import it into your graphics program, you first should delete all the extraneous content except for the Body plan. The DXF includes layers for all the program’s reference lines and other junk that you don’t want. You can then resize the object to the proper size against the program guidelines already set to the proper dimensions for the baseline, centerline, waterline, etc., according to the scale of your output print job. At least, this is the way I was able to accomplish what you are trying to do. As I mentioned before, the DXF model lines came through the process as vector line segments, at least in CorelDraw X7, which will require some cleanup.

      In my model, I created patterns for  non-overlapping frame faces and the keel, rather than station lines. I also included all the waterlines and buttock lines for reference in the final printout:

      Lines-Export-Example

      Please let me know if this helps at all.

      Terry

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    • #44868
      flo
      Participant

      hi Terrance,

      thanks for your reply, but as i stated in my previous post, i can print now the e.g. stations with a normal printer on DIN-A4 paper, even if the station is bigger then the DIN-A4 paper. LibreCAD is laying it then over multiple DIN-A4 papers and i can then glue them together.

       

      thanks

      flo

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