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Deck Planking template service

Postby GemmaJF » Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:37 pm

Hi guys,

I had a thought that perhaps not everyone has access to CAD.

I did some decking templates for my Black Pearl build, here is an example:

Deck Planking 4 Butt.jpg
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If anyone wants similar templates made up let me know. You can either post the requirements here or PM me.

I would need to know your scale plank length and width and your choice of butt system. (I have no problem working in either imperial or metric but do prefer to work generally with the natural scale, i.e. metric with 1:50, imperial for 1:48 etc) If you want it to appear over an actual deck, scan the part and give me a PDF or image file and provide me with the linear and width dimension.

I use Rhino 4 but can export as DXF or DWG, or just provide as a JPG etc which can be printed to scale. If anyone wants them I could produce some stock decking files also, just let me know the same information already mentioned, scale, plank length, width and butt system required.

It will only take me a few minutes to produce the files and I have to make an effort to keep up my CAD skills, one of those things that is use it or lose it, so more than happy to provide this service to other members of SOS.
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Re: Deck Planking template service

Postby zoly99sask » Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:34 pm

Hi Gemma,I just noticed this topic,I might need your service on my Ontario build,if I get there,very good idea.
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Re: Deck Planking template service

Postby GemmaJF » Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:54 am

Let me know when you are ready Zoltan. :handgestures-thumbup:
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Re: Deck Planking template service

Postby Donnie » Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:22 pm

My Gosh !! that is nice. What CAD program do you use? I use TurboCad Deluxe 2016.
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Re: Deck Planking template service

Postby GemmaJF » Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:48 am

Hi Donnie, I use Rhinoceros 4 . I find it very good for hobby work, powerful and nice to use. It is not free though, quite expensive for a commercial license.

https://www.rhino3d.com/

I also found recently it has specific features that are useful for ship design. Some people use it to design full-size vessels so I am looking forward to developing that area.

TurboCad is a very good program.
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