Don9of11 Posted February 21, 2014 Share #1 Posted February 21, 2014 I recently was drawing my 74 gun ship full size in Solidworks (SW2004) and ran into a limitation when I went to lay off the gun deck. It's an arc running through 3 points, set at the aft perpendicular (294in above rabbet of keel), dead-flat (270in above rabbet keel) and forward perpendicular (294in) across a span of (2112in; 176ft between perpendiculars). I researched it a little and found that SW has a 500m (1640ft) envelope, the radius I needed to draw exceeds this. I tried splitting up the radius into 2 segments but the aft arc still exceeds this envelope. I can add a spline but the spline dips below the horizontal by a small margin aft of the dead-flat, so I think I need to calculate a few more points. Anyway. I wanted to mention this as a possible work around and wondered if anyone has run into other limitations in there CAD programs. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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