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I've mentioned this software before. Anyway a search today revealed a database of designs people have submitted, some are their own and some are known designs.
There is also a free version of the software here, you will need to create a login name though.
I've struggled with it for months and can only vaguely modify the basic ship design they have on there. It's odd because I tend to think in 3D and it should be a doddle for me.
Did you DL the manual?
Mr Sibley and I played around with yesterday and he managed seemed to be getting somewhere with it.
Don't you just hate steep learning curves?:D:D
06-03-2009, 10:41 PM
the manual works well. the free version is very limited only giving you an idea of your design. IMO
06-04-2009, 08:25 AM
That is because you are using Delftship and not Freeship. Google freeship and dl it from sourceforge...it is still there.
Ah yes, I started with FREEship and today I installed Deftship just to compare them, which I have yet to do.
06-04-2009, 12:44 PM
I haven't tried it lately, but my impression on the first go-round was that it is completely incapable of accurate drafting to a table of offsets. The samples of familiar designs like Rozinante don't change that opinion. I suppose that sufficient tweaking and interpolation of additional control points might overcome the problem, but my criterion for a successful design program is not that it can produce a fair hull, but that it can imitate traditional designers' offset recording and fairing techniques.
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