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  • in reply to: importing STL #44493
    Maarten
    Keymaster

    The STL file import is one of the few differences between the Free and the  Professional version of DELFThip.

    So STL import is only available in the Professional version.

    in reply to: Reference image causes Window menu to go off screen #44492
    Maarten
    Keymaster

    Hi,

     

    What type of screen setup do you have? The first time this window opens, MS-Windows determines where it should be placed. Can you share a screenshot of how this happens for you?

    If you are on Win 10, you can try the following to cascade all windows:

    https://www.howtogeek.com/703849/how-to-cascade-all-your-windows-on-windows-10/

    in reply to: install problems #44489
    Maarten
    Keymaster

    Thanks for the updates.

    As far as I know yours is the first and so far the only case of this happening, but we will review the installer configuration just in case.

    Glad to hear you got it to work!

    in reply to: install problems #44481
    Maarten
    Keymaster

    I have heard of a small number of people that ran into the Windows Smart Screen removing the .exe, because of a false positive. You should probably still get the question if you are sure you want to install DELFTship.

    We tied to contact Microsoft about this, so far we had no response.

    in reply to: Edge Extrusion Flips Normals #44479
    Maarten
    Keymaster

    Hi Terry,

    The ‘Check model’ normals function needs to check the entire model- as the orientation of normals are interdependent.

    In theory we could check the normal orientation of parts that are not at all connected to any other parts , but I am unsure if this would help your case.

    in reply to: background manipulation patch 14.10 #44478
    Maarten
    Keymaster

    Hi William,

    Depending on which version you come from we made some significant changes to the Background images.

    They are now called ‘Reference images’, please check the manual on what functionality has been added

    in reply to: Solved – I can not to “un-Corner” the point #44465
    Maarten
    Keymaster

    Without a screen shot is is really hard to tell what may be going on. Most likely your point is at the intersection of more than 2 crease-edges- this will always make a point a corner point

    in reply to: Edge Extrusion Flips Normals #44464
    Maarten
    Keymaster

    Hi Terrance,

    It is true that, after extruding, DELFTship does not always ‘knows’ the proper direction of the normals.

    At the risk of inverting a lot of manually set normals (make sure you save before you do this!) what happens if you do a ‘Check model’? This should re-calculate all normals in the model.

    in reply to: Visable mesh at unfold #44463
    Maarten
    Keymaster

    I cannot reproduce what you are showing me.

    Normally the ‘Interior edges’ button will toggle (show/hide) the mesh.

    At the top of your image I see a mesh of red lines that I do not understand from simply looking at the image.

    Can you maybe share your model with us so we can have a look?

    in reply to: Cannot Redo after Undo #44457
    Maarten
    Keymaster

    Well spotted, the last ‘undo’ seems top fall off the ‘Redo’ list.

    We’ll add it to the ‘todo’ for the next release!

    in reply to: Planing Hull Resistance/Hydrodynamics #44434
    Maarten
    Keymaster

    DELFT series is intended for sailing yachts with a displacement hull. The maximum speed listed in the graph is based on the Froude number,.

    for planing hulls you will need our Resistance extension.

    in reply to: Controlling Surface Transparency in Hull Modeling #44431
    Maarten
    Keymaster

    Hi Terry,

    Thank you for the kind words. Sadly this is something we have investigated in the past and have not been able to solve. It has to do with how OpenGL draws faces and edges- in order to keep the edges visible (at all) the need to have some preference over the faces. Without this setting the output results would become unpredictable, making either edges or faces ‘disappear’ from view.

    in reply to: catamaran or multihull #44430
    Maarten
    Keymaster

    Certainly, simply model the hull to one side (usually portside) and it should be mirrored for you.

    The caveat is that DELFTship will not close it automatically.

    Alternatively, provided that the hull itself is symmetrical,  you can first design it as a regular mono-hull, then mirror it and move the now closed part off to port side.

    in reply to: Location of Delftship Preferences File #44429
    Maarten
    Keymaster

    Hi Terrance,

     

    You are correct in assuming that project related preferences are stored in the DLF file, and program settings in the bd13 file.

    This extension may change with a version update, but all delftship related files should be in the preferences folder. We do not track anything, but error log files may end up in the same %localappdata% folder. This is also where undo data (basically temporary project saves) are stored.

    Lastly, DELFTship creates a Lock file if you open a project, in the same folder as the project file.

    As far as I know there should not be any data outside of those locations, and certainly not in the registry. DELFTship is essentially portable that way.

    in reply to: Changing computers with Delftship #44415
    Maarten
    Keymaster

    That is very stange OpenGL behaviour indeed- the installer is supposed to notify you on incompatible OpenGL versions..

    That said, you can hold down the Shift key when you start DELFTship- this triggers the ‘Safe Mode’ and bypasses many graphical options. Now you can de-activate DELFTship to re-claim your activation slot:

    Go to the “Settings” tab in the main menu. On that tab, click the “Register” button. In the window that opens click the “Deactivate” (in newer versions this is the ‘License management’ ) button to deactivate your license. If the “Deactivate” button is not available, this installation was not (yet) activated.

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