1. ## offsets

can anyone please teach me how to put offsets into a computer programme,
& which programme

2. ## Re: offsets

What do you want to do with them when they are entered?
A simple curve fit for preliminary fairing can be done with Excel from that nice Mr Gates, but if you want to do real lines fairing you need appropriate software.

3. ## Re: offsets

Here ya go.

MS Excel. Feet as decimal to feet-inches-eighths.

=INT(A5/12)&" - "&INT(MOD(A5,12))&" - "&ROUND((A5-(INT(A5/12)*12)-INT(MOD(A5,12)))*8,0)

In the case A5 is the cell where the measurement is expressed as a decimal, say 14.93. Paste this formula in another cell and it will display 1 - 2 - 7.

Pretty slick, eh?

4. ## Re: offsets

slick, i thought it was greek
what does it mean

5. ## Re: offsets

Nick, i have faired the lines, i want a 3 d drawing

6. ## Re: offsets

Excel won't produce a lines drawing. The formula only converts decimal feet to feet-inches-eighths. Probably not what you're looking for.

7. ## Re: offsets

im using metric, for simplicity, is there a free download for excel, or how much is it

8. ## Re: offsets

Peter I use Rhino which is a very good 3D modeler. In the past I have entered the offset points into Rhino and used those points to create 3D hull surfaces. Depending on the number of points this can be tedious. Good results requires a fair amount of competency with the software. I have found it easier to draw from scratch. Here is an example.

9. ## Re: offsets

thank you G S

10. ## Re: offsets

im using metric, for simplicity, is there a free download for excel, or how much is it
Metric???? What for?

Feet -inches - eighths, why make 1/8 - 3.175mm ????
Guess you just like more numbers.

Are ALL of your tools metric too????
Just think of all the wasted time converting an entire set of plans to all those 4 digit numbers.

11. ## Re: offsets

Imperial measurements are for builders, metric for designers. <wink>

Crunching numbers is so-o-o-o much easier in metric.

12. ## Re: offsets

Originally Posted by donald branscom
Metric???? What for?

Feet -inches - eighths, why make 1/8 - 3.175mm ????
Guess you just like more numbers.

Are ALL of your tools metric too????
Just think of all the wasted time converting an entire set of plans to all those 4 digit numbers.
Donald, i grew up with ft, & inches, but i have designed this in metric, most rules i have are metric, excpt the old english ones

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