I did a serach but didn't immediately find an answer to this, much to my surprise.
Okay, so I finally broke down and ordered up the Shape 3D to see what everyone thinks is the panacea for modern board building. Thomas was gr8 about making sure I was set up so no complaints there.
I've never thought about board design in this manner but I'm willing to give it my best effort in the hopes that it can help me expedite realizing designs from an appreciable amount of learned knowledge.
My frustration right now is thinking I could use the "Build a board from scratch" by going to that facility and plugging in a bunch of dims I'm already well familiar with. I'm speaking particularly about rocker measurements, thickness flow (foil) for the entire board and the other stuff like rail cross sections, bottom configs, deck contours could be built around my primary concerns.
Okay, so I click on that option and I currently see I can input info for hardly anything like what I want. I mean, as far as bottom rocker and thickness points, isn't there an option where I can input numbers every 2, 3, 6"? I thought there was? Am I missing something?
I know you can slide the tangent line to reflect measurement from center on the bottom as I do with my rocker stick so I have a familiar base to work from, but I must be missing the option where I can get critical points along the bottom or at least familiar destination points every 6" or 12" that I can quickly plug the number in w/o wasting massive amounts of time sliding the damn cursor/arrows around creating the desired destinations?
Yes or No.
Maybe once i get my feet wet more I'll end up realizing it's a valuable tool. From my experience thus far I feel like Shape 3D is actually 2-1/2"D esp. when hoping to generate my foils.
Any insight is greatly appreciated.