Fernando Cruz

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  • in reply to: Introduction of a newcomer !… #44135
    Fernando Cruz
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    Hi Maarten,

    I now realize one can still do it the “old way” which is good for me because I do not copy existing lines to make replicas. I often use existing hull lines to guide me into new hull shapes that I then modify to achieve what I want of the new hull.

    This new way of scaling background images is an add on to what I can still do which is to import a set of images, accept whatever scale they come into, then I put points on them and then, when I have a prototype hull that I am ready to test for hydrodynamics I then scale everything to the desired size.

    And I can still do this. Cool.

    Best,

    ‘nando

     

    in reply to: Introduction of a newcomer !… #44134
    Fernando Cruz
    Participant

    Hi Terry,

    actually one can still do the scaling or everything or parts of as I used to do.

    What is added is a way to manipulate background images in addition to the previous feature.

    Looks good.

    Thanks for your help.

    ‘nando

    in reply to: Introduction of a newcomer !… #44131
    Fernando Cruz
    Participant

    Hi Maarten,

    About the video – some words would be good because it is not easy to predict where the cursor is going when you are trying to read the captions.

    About the solution – I found that the old method of scaling was very easy to use. One would build a model out of the background images in whatever scale the background images would produce and then scale. And when one scaled it asked you if you wanted to scale background images (and other things). Then everything would go in unison.

    I am going to try to scale some background images before making a model and see how it works.

    Best,

    ‘nando

    in reply to: Introduction of a newcomer !… #44130
    Fernando Cruz
    Participant

    Thanks Terry.

    I have tried your steps.

    Looks like you have to do this for every view (profile, plan, body plan) individually. Of course this will introduce errors even with perpendiculars and baselines… and cannot be done on a scale like in the previous versions. Am I correct?

    Best,

    ‘nando

    in reply to: Introduction of a newcomer !… #44110
    Fernando Cruz
    Participant

    Good day Terry,

    I still do not understand how to resize a background image and the tutorial is not clear.

    Can you help? Thanks

    ‘nando

    p.s. I used to live in Colorado Springs a few moons ago… in Village Seven…

    in reply to: How to ensure the drawn shape is maintained #43738
    Fernando Cruz
    Participant

    Thanks, Maarten. That is what I have done. It can be done but it is painstaking work.

    in reply to: How to ensure the drawn shape is maintained #43734
    Fernando Cruz
    Participant

    Hi Maarten,

    I have the same problem as Graham above but the hull shape I am trying to replicate is not based on flat panels and so I cannot set crease lines.

    Is there a way to force the modeling to follow the control points?

    Thanks,

    ‘nando

     

    in reply to: DXF files #43644
    Fernando Cruz
    Participant

    In fact all I would really need at this point is for the plot function in “Tools/Lines plan/Plot” to split the lines plan into multiple pages so a normal A4 printer can give me pages I can glue together if I need to.

    Currently the drawing of a model that scales to a 36 cm long hull (a 3,6 m boat scaled 1/10) will not “plot” the left and the right parts of the drawing. I am working on another hull, this one 4,2 m. I will have the same problem.

    Is this something DELFTship Pro (which I have) would be able to do?

    Can you help?

    I will certainly use a dxf file to have the local printing services print me full size station lines of the 3,6 m hull when I am ready to build the real boat.

    ‘nando

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    in reply to: DXF files #43643
    Fernando Cruz
    Participant

    Thanks Maarten. Good for next time.

    Can you suggest a free software that I can use to print DXF file full scale on a printer?

    in reply to: DXF files #43641
    Fernando Cruz
    Participant

    OK. Nothing wrong with the DELFTship DXF file. Another reader was able to open the file without a problem.

    in reply to: Offset tables #38906
    Fernando Cruz
    Participant

    Sounds trivial but it stopped me dead for quite a while!

    in reply to: Offset tables #38904
    Fernando Cruz
    Participant

    The decimal point on input is the critical path!!! Even though DELFTship exports with decimal commas.

    in reply to: Offset tables #38903
    Fernando Cruz
    Participant

    I did the few adjustments that you suggested and it still did not load. But when I changed to decimal point it all went in. The table has data errors but the format is accepted. I made all the changes and so now I do not know which made the critical difference. I am going back and make one change at a time…
    The plot thickens…

    Note: when I exported the table it was exported with decimal commas. This had to be changed to decimal points for the table to load.

    in reply to: Offset tables #38896
    Fernando Cruz
    Participant

    Hi Jim,

    thanks for taking a look at my offset tables.
    I am definitely try your suggestions.
    The table I built were not tab delimited.
    I will let you know soon.
    Thanks again,

    in reply to: Newbie needs help! #38814
    Fernando Cruz
    Participant

    OK.

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