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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. Thanks for the journey Ed it was greatly appreciated for the learning curve. Now what is next?
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. Thanks for the update. I will get a friend from Spain to purchase the book for me. Regards Andre
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Good Day I ordered HMS Naiad Vol 1 from Seawatch books and until today I have heard nothing from them concerning my order. I have sent a mail to the address given on their website, nothing. Is there another way of contacting them? Thank you Andre
  11. Good Day Not much progress as I am having problems with F360. 1. Any action or task (drawing a line) takes from 4 minutes to forever to complete. This happens in both online and offline. 2. When trimming a line, my whole drawing goes skew and I get lines and angles that I never did. Waiting for an answer from helpdesk, but at this stage it is 75% that I will be going back to CorelDraw. My laptop has more than the requirements as specified and the internet is good. I have done a system clean up, Hard drives have more than enough space and have enough memory. Will keep you posted with the answer from Autodesk. Andre
  12. Good Day Progressing quite a bit and nearing completion. A problem I had was with the chainplates, as on the drawing it just shows lines and circles. I looked up the correct design for chainplates and will now update the plan I am redrawing. Andre
  13. Good Day I have been considering going back to AutoCAD or CorelDraw, but I will first complete what I have started in F360. Below is the same redraw, but done with CorelDraw. ST Redraw.pdf
  14. What I have done so far and drawing of a slot in F360. Drawing of circled finding the centre points for the slot slot is drawn and the circles are removed

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