Hull Surface Thickened for 3d Printing

(M5currie) #1

Hello Everyone

I’ve designed a Russian Corvette hull to be 3d printed at 2.5mm hull thickness. When trying to thicken the lofted surface using the offsetsrf command i’m getting a terrible mess.

Can someone take a look at the attached file and show me how to thicken my hull surface so its 2.5mm so I can 3d print my design. I’m working at 1/72nd of the real ship.

Thanks for looking


Hull Lines.3dm (12.2 MB)


You have a couple problems that make offsetting not work.

First the hull is a degenerate surface. You can fix that by using split by isocurve (SplitSrf) to split off the bow making 2 surfaces.

The other problem with offset is that their are several areas where the curvature is so tight that the offset collapses in on itself. I would just cut those areas out and fill the gap with a loft.
Hull Linesx.3dm (9.5 MB)