Condition Graphics

Condition Graphics produces both printed and on-screen pictures of the ship in any given loading condition.

A great amount of flexibility is built into the CG module so that the desired views can readily be produced without the need of editing. Plan, profile and body views can be selected and presented in any order. Slices through the vessel can be specified at any location so that the desired features are clearly shown. In the plan and profile views the slices can show components beyond the slice location or they can be simple sections showing only what is in the plane of the cut. An outboard profile view is also available which presents an opaque hull with the sea overlaying it rather than showing tanks. In this case the sail parts and critical points are shown. The direction which the ship is facing can also be reversed from the customary one which shows the bow on the right. This is useful for showing both port and starboard tank loads. A legend identifying the tanks and critical points by number is included in the printed version and optional on the screen.

Good use of color is made in both the screen and the printed versions. Colors are used to distinguish various densities or types of liquids in tanks. Sample output in color can be viewed at the ghsport web site.

Accurate drafts and tank levels are shown with the ship rotated such that the waterline is always level. There are no restrictions on the heel and trim angles, making it useful for extreme cases found in salvage work as well as ordinary loading conditions. Special tank types are supported, with "flooded" tanks appearing in the shading and color of the outside sea level as can be seen in the sample below. When the tank's reference point is involved in the level determination (as in "spilling" and "damaged" tank types), the reference point location is also shown. Those tanks that are included in the graphic can be limited to any desired selection. For example, only fuel or only ballast tanks might be shown. If desired, the hull can be omitted with only tanks being shown.

When ground points are present their location is shown. If a ground point is not presently in contact with the vessel, both the point of ground and the point of potential contact are shown connected by a vertical line.

Click on the thumbnails below to view screen shots.
View graphical output with multiple heel angles
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