Good afternoon. First time post here. I have a question related to a marine application.
I am looking to apply hydrostatics to a Rhino hull based on measurements taken from a REAL WORLD hull based on our model. As those in the commercial marine industry will attest, there are weld distortions that appear in real life and just general settling of a boat that happens when it is supported by itself in the water. So, as a general practice we take a dozen or so measurements around our finished hulls (Were there no distortions we would theoretically just have to take 3 measurements that would construct a plane… if only it were that easy!!!) and try to manipulate the waterplane in our model to simulate something close to reality for hydro purposes.
In essence, I would like to apply the measured points to the modeled hull and and set those points (taking the hull with it) to the waterplane (like a complicated “setpt” command. The model would be trashed for anything but hydrostatics, but that is ok! Does anyone know how to do this or another method that would yield the same results? By the way, our accuracy is +/- 1/8".