DELFTship™Free is a fully functional 3D hullform modeling program perfectly suited for students, home users or anyone else with an interest in ship design. And as the name already implies it's completly free of charge! The subdivision surfaces used by DELFTship™ allow for rapidly modeling the most complex shapes in a very flexible way. Combine this with a very intuitive user interface and the same reporting tools as DELFTship™Professional and you'll be designing professional looking boats in no time! Use DELFTship™Free to:Model any type of hull. DELFTship™Free is limited to hulls that are symmetrical with respect to the centerplane.
Perform basic hydrostatic and resistance calculations.
View, print and export the traditional 2D linesplan view which is calculated from the 3D model (shaded or black & white).
Use the Lackenby hullform transformation to automatically adjust hull parameters such as displacement and longitudinal center of buoyancy to specified values while maintaining fairness of your model.
Export to various 2D/3D file formats (.STL, .DXF, .OBJ, .GHS etc.)
View plate expansions.
Although it lacks some of the more advanced modeling features of DELFTship™Professional, files created with either version of the program are fully compatible. Our model database contains a large number of free downloadable DELFTship™ models submitted by our users. These are a good starting point to see how things are done, or can be used as the basis for a new design of your own.
Everything seems to work at this point. This is a complicated program will take time to test everything
What does not
Only problem found was that the downloaded "exe" installer would hang up at "moving files"; see below for workaround.
What was not tested
Unable to test for updates since this is the latest and Greatest
Set Winecfg default to Windows 7 The exe installer is affected by bug 34989 / 33345, and the workaround mentioned in that bug report works for DELFTship. Run the downloaded exe with the following command to extract the files within it: wine /path/to/version_of_delftship.exe /extract Example: dave@dave-GB-BXBT-1900 ~ $ wine /home/dave/Downloads/DELFTship_90_300_mc0_sa.exe /extract This will create a subdirectory with the extracted files in the directory where the exe is located. The name of the subdirectory will be some combination of letters and numbers. Example: /home/dave/Downloads/323610A Within the directory are two files, Delftship.msi and DelftShip.x64.msi one is 32 bit and one 64 bit. take your pick, both worked fine on my version of wine 2.0. Once you click on the version you want it will install DelftShip and ask you if you want to run the program. That's all folks ;-0
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||Linux Mint 18.1||Feb 05 2017||2.0||No, but has workaround||Yes||Gold||Dave Carlson|