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CPMcGraw 02-22-2009 08:16 PM

A Call For Fin Patterns
 
Everyone,

RockSim has a database for CUSTOM fin templates, but only one or two of these have any significance to the models we work with. What I would like to do is to create a new database of templates, based on our own designs and those of Estes / Quest / SEMROC models that we have the patterns available for. These can then be added to, or substituted for, those that come with the program.

To do this, once you have created your CUSTOM fin pattern, save it to the existing database first, then extract that row using a spreadsheet. Rename the old CSV file to a ".BAK" (backup) file, then save the new spreadsheet as a CSV database with the original name. You should be able to call it up without RockSim knowing any difference.

Finally, post a copy of the new CSV file here for all of us to import.

Tau Zero 02-22-2009 11:49 PM

Jay's CFDATA.CSV file -- Feb. 2009
 
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Okay, Craig, here you go. Here are 38 custom fin patterns from many of my original designs, as well as from classics and variations on old-school themes.

These are from RockSim 8.


Enjoy!

.

CPMcGraw 02-23-2009 10:43 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by CenturiGuy
Okay, Craig, here you go. Here are 38 custom fin patterns from many of my original designs, as well as from classics and variations on old-school themes.

These are from RockSim 8.


Enjoy!

.


Thanks, Jay!

Now, for everyone else, before you try swapping this file into RockSim, let me make some "minor adjustments" to it first. :o

I'll post a corrected file shortly...

(Jay, it's the quotation marks surrounding each of the fields in the file. You need to strip them out before saving. RockSim doesn't know how to handle them...)

CPMcGraw 02-23-2009 10:54 AM

A Corrected CSV file
 
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OK, everyone, here is Jay's contribution to the Custom Fin project. I had to strip out the quotation marks, which seen to confuse RockSim. I've just tried the file out, and it seems to work correctly now.

Tau Zero 02-23-2009 09:25 PM

So much for success...
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by CPMcGraw
Thanks, Jay!

Now, for everyone else, before you try swapping this file into RockSim, let me make some "minor adjustments" to it first. :o

I'll post a corrected file shortly...

(Jay, it's the quotation marks surrounding each of the fields in the file. You need to strip them out before saving. RockSim doesn't know how to handle them...)
Well, *that's the last time I believe Microsoft Works Spreadsheet when it says it's saving as "Text & Commas (*.csv). :mad:

I'm going back to Wordpad! :rolleyes: ;)

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CPMcGraw 02-23-2009 10:27 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by CenturiGuy
Well, *that's the last time I believe Microsoft Works Spreadsheet when it says it's saving as "Text & Commas (*.csv). :mad:

I'm going back to Wordpad! :rolleyes: ;)

.


Download OpenOffice 3...

You'll be happier... :)

Tau Zero 02-23-2009 10:34 PM

I *could* order the CD-ROM... If I *had* to...
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by CPMcGraw
Download OpenOffice 3...

You'll be happier... :)
Not when the download is 142.4MB.

On dialup. :eek: :mad:


Not much happier,

rkt2k1 02-23-2009 10:49 PM

Jay,

I would be happy to burn a copy of Open Office to CD and mail it to you.

Consider it a thank you! You sent me a copy of the Centuri Hummingbird plans and patterns a few years back. :)

I agree with Craig, it is a great software package, especially as its free. But as you mentioned the download is a bit much for a dial-up download.

PM with your contact info if interested.

... Bill


P.S. Thanks for the fin pattern data! This is even more valuable now with Rocksim's scale functionality!

CPMcGraw 02-23-2009 11:22 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by rkt2k1
Jay,

I would be happy to burn a copy of Open Office to CD and mail it to you.

Consider it a thank you! You sent me a copy of the Centuri Hummingbird plans and patterns a few years back. :)

I agree with Craig, it is a great software package, especially as its free. But as you mentioned the download is a bit much for a dial-up download.

PM with your contact info if interested.

... Bill


P.S. Thanks for the fin pattern data! This is even more valuable now with Rocksim's scale functionality!


Gahkk... Dial Up? Jay, I didn't realize you only had that. Sorry, buddy!

Bill, be sure to get one of the developer's builds for him, along with a "stable release". They're plenty stable, even though the program gets an update about every two to three weeks. I haven't found any show-stopper bugs yet, and I've been using OOo for years now. Way back in the V1.0 days, yeah, but not recently.

Jay, let me know (here) when you get it up and running.

Tau Zero 02-24-2009 11:45 PM

Bill T. digs up some fossils...
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by rkt2k1
I would be happy to burn a copy of Open Office to CD and mail it to you.

Consider it a thank you! You sent me a copy of the Centuri Hummingbird plans and patterns a few years back. :)
Namely, the end of November 2002. :eek: ;) :D I had to look in my previous e-mail program to figure out the date!


Quote:
I agree with Craig, it is a great software package, especially as its free. But as you mentioned the download is a bit much for a dial-up download.

PM with your contact info if interested.
It's headed your way momentarily. :D


Quote:
P.S. Thanks for the fin pattern data! This is even more valuable now with Rocksim's scale functionality!
Y'know, I hadn't even thought of that, but you're right!

Fin patterns from my RS9 designs will have to wait while I'm out of town later this week.


Cheers,


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