Huh. I updated my profile to indicate that I was using SketchUp Web, that I live in Oak Harbor, WA, and… a couple other things I’ve since forgotten. I’ll double-check to see if it saved properly.
The design model is in the early stages. I need to get the shape of the hull so I can start putting in interior bits (frame parts, benches, steering, etc.). I also need to figure out how to model a dripless shaft seal, but that’s another story, and one I think I can achieve on my own (I’ll cry for help if I can’t). Also, the model only has to be accurate enough to have a conversation with a builder. I expect them to provide a response design developed in their own CAD system, which will drive things like a CNC machine.
Here’s the SKP file of the thing that I linked to above. Boat 3 Public.skp (553.3 KB)
The problem is that they will demand something “normal” in the industry - IGES, STEP, Parasolid or a native CAD file - from you to cut the sheets on the CNC. But try
I changed the bow a little so that the arc was tangent to the keel
Perfect, thank you. Part of me wants to understand what you did to fix it; most of me just wants to shower you with thanks and press on to the rest of the design. I’ll go with majority rule, but I’ll stop to say that this is exactly what I was trying to create.
I don’t expect them to demand anything industry standard. They’ll take my model and re-model it in their software and go from there. I just need something to use as a communication tool.