MICHAEL KERR

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  • in reply to: Offset table export #38096
    MICHAEL KERR
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    To my knowledge which is a bit rusty, you have to reduce the hull thickness yourself, third party programs like Rhino 3D, AutoCAD and other 3d programs can offset the curve for you, they would fall under the heading of general purpose 3d programs. Unfortunately all the ones I have come across including the two I have mentioned come with a steep learning curve.

    in reply to: Modelbuilding #37951
    MICHAEL KERR
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    That’s for your reply Danny.
    That’s brilliant what you have done with the hull mould, have you every tried to do a deck / cockpit / super structure or would that be bushing it too far ???

    in reply to: Modelbuilding #37943
    MICHAEL KERR
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    That’s fantastic Danny so is the DXF formate standard code for small CNC milling machines or just you machine ???

    in reply to: I’m So Thankful for your FREE software #37760
    MICHAEL KERR
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    Free loaders, the only reason I’m here is because I though it was the Berlusconi Bunga Bunga Party Site :kiss:

    in reply to: Frame development #37216
    MICHAEL KERR
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    Yes, use tools—> intersections to develop your frames and export to your chosen 3d program for final development. Remember DelftShip is for hull modeling and hydrostatics not a construction program.

    in reply to: port lights and windows #37058
    MICHAEL KERR
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    Hi,
    its easy to do but it bit hard to explain, where you have your top and bottom creases that define your outer cabin sides you have to insert more control points and connect them with edges and turn them into creases, then in Layer Properties make a new layer and call it port hole, then turn on Interior Edges and highlight your port hole then assign it to the port hole layer. If you want to add a hatch openings on the top of your roof just do the same thing. O I forgot in layer Properties make the port hole Transparent 250 will make it appear like glass.
    If you want to add port holes to your hull, I’ve never had much luck but in theory all you have to do is make a cylinder and move the cylinder so it sticks through your hull ( make sure the cylinder and hull are at 90 degree angle to each other) then using Find the Intersection of Two Layers, make the top layer hull and the bottom layer cylinder it should add control points in the hull where the two intersect then delete the cylinder. see file

    Marven your not replying to my emails, Am I in trouble again, Ok who have I insulted this time ????

    in reply to: Longitudinal center of buoyancy % #36952
    MICHAEL KERR
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    Hi
    the amount you see in the DH report depends on what amount you enter in the Project Settings Window –> Main Particulars –> Mid-ship Location, default is 50%, if your designing a yacht work out the distance from 0.000 longitudinal to the mid-ship location which is mid way between the LWL perpendiculars, then enter that amount in the Project Settings window in the mid-ship location and your report will show where the LCB is location along your yacht which should be about minus 3.5 % of the LWL behind mid-ships

    in reply to: pro update #36501
    MICHAEL KERR
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    Hi Mo,
    bummer, the current version I have is the 5:26.227 but thats 32bit,
    “O” Marven darling, be a sweety and give Mo a hand ! :kiss:

    Mike

    in reply to: pro update #36497
    MICHAEL KERR
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    You can force an update…..
    File–>Program Settings—>Update

    in reply to: Cross sectional slices #36467
    MICHAEL KERR
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    Go to Tools–>Intersections–>Stations, click on +1 icon, enter distance from stern, press red button,
    go back to home and click on Station button.

    in reply to: Keel and rudders wizard. #36400
    MICHAEL KERR
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    Well autocad will come in handy if you want to build your model, there are serveral ways to delete, one is through the layer properties menu just click on the name of your layer and press delete or you can move your keel away from your model or hide everything else ( just to make it easy especially if your keel is sticking through your hull) then press and hold down the Control key (keyboard) then draw a square by holding down your left mouse button around your keel, this will highlight it then press delete on your keyboard. Delftship was originally designed for merchant shipping so you might have to buy speciallised software for complex keel designs or you can buy Abbott & Doenhoffs book on Theory of Wing Sections with all the measurements to create your own in Autocad and transfer to Delftship.

    in reply to: Keel and rudders wizard. #36396
    MICHAEL KERR
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    Where is the delete button, on your keyboard or make sure your keel has its own layer and highlight it in the layer properties and then press the delete key or just hide it. Ive never been able to mate say a 0010 root with a 0015 tip. You can add two 0015 together. just make the top keel tip and the top root of the bottom keel the same length. Theres quiet a bit of fiddling around to get your leading edges straight.

    MICHAEL KERR
    Participant

    Hi,
    ( I was wondering if the $195 US was a one time fee or if you have to pay up each year or for each update?)
    Up to this time, its just been a one-off fee which includes updates.

    Marven will contact you as soon as hes back in the office, he’s either on holidays with his family or out doing a commission.

    in reply to: Design Hydrostatic Report #36303
    MICHAEL KERR
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    Hi Clansman,
    as I said before its been a long time since I fiddled around in that area as I have the Tanks module and the Load Case module to do my tanks and balance the hull. I cant see why you need the hydro for your tanks as they are internal and they make up part of the overall displacement. What is important is the weight of the tanks, contents and their centre of gravity but with out the Load Case module you will have to balance your vessel mathematically.

    in reply to: Design Hydrostatic Report #36290
    MICHAEL KERR
    Participant

    I dont know if this will work its been a while since I fiddled with it, in layer properties tick the box under Symmetric next to your tank layer and untick Hydro, look at the wight window at the top to see if the weight doubles.

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