TouchCAD comes with an integrated database spreadsheet that keeps track of weights (point or weight per area units), calculates the center of gravity of each object, and compiles a total weight and center of gravity. Any given number of objects can be excluded from the calculations. The spreadsheet also displays layer and color identity, edge lengths (useful when calculating cutting-, welding-, and seam- lengths), and material / labor costs. In other words, the spreadsheet can be used for cost and price estimates. The spreadsheet can be printed separately, saved as text/tab format, or copied pasted to Excel for further processing. The spreadsheet has dual action features, that is, it not only receives data from the model, it also allows finding and selecting objects in the model, modifying its properties, moving objects, and returning data to the model directly from within the spreadsheet. TouchCAD also allows weight and center of gravity calculations of any given selection of objects. |
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TouchCAD comes with integrated features for calculating marine properties, such as displacement, center of buoyancy, prismatic and block coefficients, length and width of the water line, calculating a section area curve, etc. A special floating dialog allows interactive adjustments of the floating position to match the corresponding weight and center of gravity properties as mentioned above, and for balancing the lateral center relative to the rigging on sailboats. |
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