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  1. Thanks for all the replies. I unfortunately work outside (6weeks/2weeks) of South Africa and have to rely on my laptop. I am in the process of increasing my memory to 32GB from 16GB and getting external graphics card (Sonnet eGFX Breakaway Box 550w (GPY-550w-TB3) and AMD Graphics Card J3G93AA AMD Firepro W7100, to improve the laptop. I did research on the graphics card and found this to be the best. When posing the problem on the forums, telling them the problem you have (for example: Drawing Lines - saving the drawing; coming back a day later to continue drawing from you left off, you can continue from the previous lines (joining) r deleting lines, the only answer you get is that there is a lot of constraints, but no-one tells you how to get rid of them, except that the question your level of competence. This is the sole reason why I am going back to AutoCAD as I recently received an Education license, and can get around it. I will also be using EDT's HMS Naiad books as a guideline, especially the CAD section. Regards to all. Andre
  2. Good Day After starting to redraw the plans for the umpteenth time, I have gone the CAD way after receiving an educational license. The problem I have been having with F360 is that once I save a drawing, I cannot go back to delete a line or join a line. I also get told that I have to many constraints even though it is off, but no-one tells you how to correct it. So this thread is now dead and will start a new one. Thanks Andre
  3. What I have done so far is to open 4 folders for each of the SVG plans, where I will then redraw the specific plan as well as all 3 on one plan. thereafter I will copy the different plans into one drawing as required to do the lofting. Waiting for feedback/assistance from Autodesk on how to delete the SVG image from the plans. Andre
  4. Thanks Chris. I have been using a SVG file format. I have also submitted what I have done so far to Autodesk about the slowness of performing actions and the answer was that there are too many constraints. I am going to give it a second attempt with SVG, if not then I will scan the plans as PDF. Regards Andre
  5. Good Day I have progress and learnt quite a bit with F360. The drawing is just too big which is causing a delay in performing actions and it was recommended by Autodesk that I do this. I have tried to delete some of the lines in the drawing but to no avail. So I have decided to delete what I have done and started a fresh. I think it will go easier as I have now learnt a lot about the capabilities of F360. In the process of all the drawings, I will be increasing the laptop memory from 16Gb to 32Gb as recommended, purchasing a external graphics card to aid in better utilization of F360. Will give feedback about this. What I am planning to do, is make separate files for each of the different plans and one plan for the full drawing, Will keep updating the posts as I go along. Cheers Andre
  6. Good Day Progress is still ongoing but very slow due to delayed action on program. I have spoken to Autodesk support and sent a copy of what I am doing and the feedback from them is that there is a lot of constraints on the drawing. They then suggested that I do each of the 3 plans on separate sheets and then combine the drawings as required. Will now learn how to copy and paste the plans that I have already redrawn. I am going to attempt this and will give feedback. as they say "it is back to the drawing board" Cheers Andre
  7. Thanks Edt. I have been following both threads and both are master pieces. I hope one day that I will be able to build such beautiful masterpieces, until then I am learning. Waiting in anticipation of the new build. Hope it will be a French build. Andre
  8. Good Day I am approaching the end of redrawing the plans. the next step will be to get it level. Will post image when I have finished. I have bought both HMS Naiad book's and will be using Edt's treatise on CAD drawing as a learning curve. I will put up my progress and would appreciate advice should I be doing something wrong. By doing this, we all learn and maybe, just maybe it will give someone a shove to start redrawing plans.
  9. Thanks for the journey Ed it was greatly appreciated for the learning curve. Now what is next?
  10. Another learning curve for us. Thanks Ed. Mmm, wonder what the next build will be. Whatever you decide on it will be worthwhile to follow
  11. Some Feedback: redrawing is progressing and I am learning a lot about CAD, a big learning curve for me. It is not as easy as you think, as you continue going back to a recent action to redraw it until it is correct.
  12. Thanks for the update. I will get a friend from Spain to purchase the book for me. Regards Andre
  13. Hi Isidro I will be following your log as I am planning to build Santisima Trinidad. At this stage I am busy redrawing the plans that I have. I came across the article " Las Fragates de vela de la armada espanol 1600 - 1850 by Enrique Garcia-Torralba Pérez" which I am translating with the help of google. Regards Andre
  14. Good Day Been out of circulation due to rotation. Have been progressing along slowly with F360 that takes forever to perform an action. I have also purchased EdT's HMS Naiad books to assist me with the redrawing. I will continue to redraw, but have decided that I will build the HMS Naiad, to learn more about scratching building. Having Edt's books and build log would provide the required instruction and it will be a learning curve for me. I must decide on what wood to use, but have already got a fair number of pieces of Equatorial Teak from South Sudan. Whilst searching the internet I came across the below drawings of the ST hull and mast. Is the construction of the mast correct as depicted? Thank you. ST Detail.pdf

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