Creating Compartments

This task explains how to divide a ship into compartments.
1.  Click the Compartment button .

The Compartment Definition dialog box displays.

2. Select a compartment type from the Category drop down list, or select More to display the Catalog Browser.

The Class Browser opens. Click the Expand Tree button, if necessary, to display a list of standard compartment types.

3. Select the compartment type, then click OK. The selected compartment displays in the Category field in the Compartment Definition dialog box.
4. To define a compartment, select the functional plate corresponding to the fore limit. A vector displays showing the orientation of the surface.

The selected Name and Orientation are identified in the dialog box.

  Check surface orientation and invert if necessary.

5. Select the functional plate or hull surface corresponding to the portside limit, and check surface orientation.
6. Repeat these steps to select surfaces corresponding to the other limits listed in the Compartment Definition dialog box.
When you select the same surface for more than one limit, Merged displays in the Merge column alongside the appropriate limits.
To create a compartment correctly, all vectors must point inwards.


Creating Compartments with Less than Six Faces


To create compartments with less than six faces, you need to merge limits having the same functional plate or hull surface. There are several ways you can do this:

  • You can select surfaces corresponding to the various limits in the order shown in the dialog box, selecting the surface that corresponds to more than one limit more than once. 

  • You can indicate which limits correspond to only one surface by double-clicking limits in the dialog box, then selecting the corresponding surface. 
  • You can select the surface, click the limit again in the dialog box to indicate that this limit is to be merged, then select other limits that also have this surface as a limit.

Merged displays in the Merge column alongside the appropriate limits.


  Typical examples are:

One face, round tank:

  Four faces:

7. Click Preview to preview the compartment.

8. Click OK when done.

The compartment is identified in the specifications tree.