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Ian Robins

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Has anyone used Hullform by Blue Peter marine systems
« on: January 01, 2009, 04:55:37 PM »

Hi all,


I have downloaded a freeware program of hullform by blue peter marine systems in australia.

Has anyone actually used this software to build a model boat or yacht?

Thanks

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Re: Has anyone used Hullform by Blue Peter marine systems
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2009, 05:24:46 PM »

Please post a link :) (how do you know it doesn't have a keyboard spy in it?)
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Re: Has anyone used Hullform by Blue Peter marine systems
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2009, 05:54:14 PM »

Hi,
Norton scanned it and I have no problems.

Link is

http://www.hullform.com/

I have looked at the instructions and they look a bit easier than CAD, but it aint that easy

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Re: Has anyone used Hullform by Blue Peter marine systems
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2009, 06:19:54 PM »

Hi,
I haven't used or looked at 'Hullform' before. I use a free program called 'DelftSHIP' for modelling, and is relatively easy to use. easy to manipulate, and gives developed surfaces. As its a surface modeller, i use it to generate the hull shape, and external surfaces to cutout, and then export the model into another solid-modeller program, where i can add thickness and fitting details.
As a tool for modelling the basic hull its very good with multiple methods of data entry, and you don't need a degree in hydrodynamics to use it. I have no connection to the program writers, just use it, and these are my thoughts.
Have just downloaded 'hullform' and will have a play to see if it has any advantages for us modellers.
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Re: Has anyone used Hullform by Blue Peter marine systems
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2009, 12:37:38 PM »

Kiwi,

I also use Delftship, what solid modeller program do you use?

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Re: Has anyone used Hullform by Blue Peter marine systems
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2009, 06:30:28 PM »

Hi Ian,
I use both 'Pro-engineer' and 'powershape-e' from Delcam.
'Pro-Engineer' I use at work occasionally, and have the Delcam one at home, and just pay for whenever I output files for cnc.
The 'delftship' is good for drawing the hull shapes and producing frames and developments of the hull plates, and I tidy these up using 'Autocad-Lt' to provide files suitable for printing and laser-cutting.
I have been trying to produce drawings of early (1860 - 1910) NZ iron and wooden scows, tugs, and river boats. A long and slow process, due to local apathy and very difficult to find any material from this period. Currently building a 1/48th river paddle boat from 1864-1868, whose sister ships iron hulk is sadly rotting away on the banks of the river near where I live. A most sad situation.
How easy do you find 'delftship' to use?
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Re: Has anyone used Hullform by Blue Peter marine systems
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2009, 08:54:28 PM »

I find delftship quite easy now - after practise!

I am using it for a hull design, I intend to do the rest as i go along as its a new design vessel I am working on. The owners and builders wouldnt send a linesplan on confidentiallity grounds, so I am developing my own variation. There will be a build on here, hoping to start in the next couple of months when I finish my current headache/project!

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Re: Has anyone used Hullform by Blue Peter marine systems
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2009, 09:09:11 PM »

Hi Ian
Could you please also post any problems / troubleshooting / soloutions, along the way please, as I think it would be useful to some of us   %)
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