Making a Two Dimensional SAIL Component:
If want to create a two dimensional SAIL component, Model Converter (MC) can
rotate a single-station component 90° so that it becomes a longitudunal SAIL
part. In profile view, this part would look just like the original transverse
To create this, use the /PROFILE parameter with your MC Command:
MC [InFile [(ComponentSpec)]] [OutFile [(ComponentSpec)]] /PROFILE
This process does not preserve the station's side indentations, and will not
translate the indentations to the fore and aft ends of the new component.
To add vertical layers to your part, you can repeat this process for any
number of stations (in separate components) which can become profile
components of the same SAIL part.
Transverse stations have the negative (port) side on the left. The profile
station will have the negative (forward) side on the right. Therefore, if a
station is drawn looking like the profile it will turn out to be reversed
longitudinally after the rotation. This can be avoided by drawing the station
as if it were the profile seen from the port side, or it can be corrected
later using the REVERSE feature in Part Maker.
It is best to give the station location a slightly nonzero value (note that
the station location will become the transverse offset of the sail component).
If fitting to the deck is necessary this ensures that the fit operation will
SE or PM can be used to create the single-station component(s).
An example of this process can be found in the run file makesail.rf:
The result looses some of the detail because of the sampling, but it should
have nearly the same wind plane characteristics.
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