Donnie wrote:I am very interested in this as well as I want to see the process of how you do all of this.
Me too Donnie lol!
I've got several written guides, books and articles I am working through. I think my main contribution will be correcting the image of the plan in Photoshop as much as possible before it goes in CAD.
There is a bit of a 'school of thought' going on where in the guides it is presumed the plans are just wrong and should be uploaded in CAD as they are and then any correction made. It is OK to work like this. I would find this a bit of an odd way to work though as I like all my horizontal and perpendicular lines 'true' in CAD from the start and from past experiences know it can be a case that the plan was not drawn wrong. It can appear distorted because paper is not stable and each time it is reproduced in someway more error is added. So a copy of a 300 year old drawing may need a little work on it before it arrives in CAD.
It is a fascinating journey, I am long way along the path to understanding the Ferret drawing completely and think I will be able to give a coherent guide to doing this. Perhaps it will save people having to read the hundreds of pages of information I am currently going through myself in preparation to do it the first time with a ship plan.