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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