Common Problems with Measuring Boat Decks
Common Problems with Getting Started
A good place to start, if you are having trouble with your deck measurement project, is to review these common tasks that are prone to error.
Placing Targets and Taking Photos (Full Video - new tab)
- Placing Letter Sheet and Individual Targets: 0:47
- Taking photos and camera angles: 2:00
- Getting photos from camera to computer: 3:33
Keywords: Letter Sheets, target placement, photography, camera angles, image file management, transferring images to computer, target coverage, minimum number of targets.
Common Modeling tools (Full Video - new tab)
Best Fit Plane
- Best Fit Plane: 1:57
- Negative offset for thickness: 2:30
Surface Draw Curves, Tracing, Outlining
- Surface Drawing: 2:52
- Projections: 4:30
- Export settings: 5:51
Keywords: Best fit plane, plane surface definition, surface plane offset, surface draw tips, exports, export settings, tracing, outlining, surface draw projections.
Troubleshooting other Problems
Surface Draw projection alignment issues
Reassigning Surface Draw's associated surface: (Full Video - new tab)
- Setting Surface Draw Properties
Keywords: Troubleshooting, associated surface, surface draw surface assignment, surface draw properties, projections, surface draw alignment,
Sloped Deck Panels:
Flattening and Exporting (Full Video - new tab)
- Export Settings: 1:14
- Flattening results explained: 1:43
- Exporting by Layer: 3:19
Keywords: sloped angled decks, flattening, export settings
Modeling Small Panels and/or non standard shapes (Full Video - new tab)
- Target placement tips: 0:15
- Manually marking and referencing points: 0:49
Keywords: target placement, small narrow deck panels, gunwales, narrow decks, manual point marking, manual referencing, point spread.
Improving Textured Deck Visibility
- Using Image Enhance to improve decking surface visibility
Keywords: image enhance, deck texture visibility, trace pattern visibility
Point Mark, Lines and Projections Visibility
- Setting Preferences for point mark colors
Keywords: point mark color, projections color, visibility settings, preferences, colors
Project Automation without Letter Sheet Targets
If you are not using the PhotoModeler Letter Sheet system for you deck measurement, you may find these videos of use.
Modeling without Letter Sheet Targets: (Full Video - new tab)
- Setting up scales and a coordinate system: 1:19
Keywords: automated target marking, manual coordinate system, setting scale, non-letter sheet targets, custom targets
Coded Target Presets (Full Video - new tab)
- Setting up Coded Target Presets
Keywords: coded target presets, automated coordinate system setup, coded target offsets, applying presets, preset configuration, automated coordinate system setup, automated scales.