December 13, 2009 at 08:53 #33821
I’m brand new to this program, and I have to say it’s amazing so far. Takes a bit of time to get on the program but it’s working out well.
Except for one thing.
The ‘transom’ in the hullform that comes up default, when starting a new project, has a flat surface. I need to convert it to a rounded one, and I’m afraid I’ve muddled it up so badly that it can’t be fixed.
Is there anyone who would be willing to work with me via email to help “straighten” this out so that I can get a rounded stern to the ship hull I’m modeling?
December 13, 2009 at 11:09 #33822
nice birdie avatar, is it an american eagle, are there any still any alive or have they gone the way of the american financial system, stuffed. 😉
Now down to business go to Downloads—> Reproducing an existng lines plan—> Hull modeling tutorial on page 29 to 30 it covers your questions.
You can email on firstname.lastname@example.org but give me a couple of days. Ive just ordered a new monitor for my design computer. My old dell monitor went into sleep mode and couldnt be woken, so some freak punched it in the head twice and threw it across the room so now its permanently asleep in monitor heaven. I just hope the new monitor doesnt play up or POW. Some of us creative people are so temperamental or when it comes to faulty computer equipment just plain mental.
December 13, 2009 at 18:31 #33823
Thanks for the comment on my Avatar. Yes, it is an American Bald Eagle, and no they’re not extinct yet.
I checked out that tutorial you mentioned, and it looked pretty good, excepting the issue that I think I’ve gone pretty far beyond what it started with. That is to say, I tried to fiddle with it on my own, and I think I’ve bolloxed it up pretty good. What I am really looking for is a way to “undo” what I’ve done so far, and still be able to get it back to the rounded stern that I need. I’m at work this morning, but when I get home, I’ll post a couple of screen shots of the bloody thing so you can see where I am with this. This is a really good program, and I have some definite ideas for future hulls, but this one is a different animal entirely. I’ll explain why in a future post.
Thanks for the email, I’ll definitely take you up on your offer of assistance.
December 14, 2009 at 05:32 #33824
I’m having a really frustrating thing happen right now. I am attempting to put together some screen shots, but the little window that allows me to manually enter coordinates has disappeared! I needed it for reference, and I can’t find any way to get it back!
And one other thing… Where is there a place that I can go in and change what the depth of the waterline is? I can’t seem to find a place to move that line. It is in the wrong place!
December 14, 2009 at 05:43 #33825
I suggest in future,
If you havnt already got one buy a memory stick to backup your designs just incase your harddrive goes cactus.
Once you finish your basic hull eg no transoms etc make a copy of it and use the copy to add your transom just incase it goes haywire, that way you can go back to your original and start again, and make a copy every time just before you make any major design changes to your boat. you will find over the course of designing one boat you will have dozens of copies just number each one with a short description eg
Bare Hull 1, Hull with transom 2, Hull with tran + deck 3, in the next version of Delft there will be an auto saving but until then save often.
December 14, 2009 at 05:52 #33826
the coordinate box, just click on one of your control points, to alter your water draft remember when you started your hull and you input the basics for your hull ( as you know I cant load up Delft its on my other computer) it had length, beam draft etc you alter the draft in there. I have to load up the evaluation version on my sons computer and Ill get back to you. you better email me from now on we are taking up Marven space.
December 14, 2009 at 09:38 #33827
I found the place to change the draft, and I thank you. Now, the waterline is in the right place.
I had to save, exit, and restart the program to get the coordinate box back. I notice that when I zoom in to the most extreme closeup, it goes away. I’ll figure this out yet!
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