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Elphaba 04-18-2019 11:39 AM

Wanted: High Res Metric Manoeuvring board image

There is one already in the forums, but it's really low res.

Does anyone know where a high resolution one is that is in metric?



Elphaba 04-23-2019 05:44 AM

Found one.

Pisces 04-23-2019 11:46 AM

Well, please do tell of the source.

Elphaba 04-23-2019 12:05 PM

When I can work out for myself (unlikely) or can get help with that nomograph generator, Iíll upload a metric high res mobo. :)

Fanders 08-22-2019 08:29 AM

Hi everyone!

I just made a copy from an old kriegsmarine maneuvering board i found on the net. It was in a horrible low res, but i made a high res copy in solid works.
Its in a printable A3 PDF-format.

This is the first version of it, so please give me some feedback to make it better!

You will find it on my website:

Pisces 08-22-2019 09:32 AM

You'd think the Germans would have their own names for "Time", "Bearing" and "Range". ;)

Other wise nice work. Am I correct in inferring that the circle will print out with a 15 cm diameter on a A3 sheet? If you put it in a portrait A3, you should have ample space to make it a 20cm circle. But the extra white space as it is right now might come in handy for side-line calculations.

Please make a version without Nazi swastika. It serves no purpose on this drawing. There is no historical correctness to be maintained.

Fanders 08-22-2019 10:24 AM

Thank you for your response!

Everything on the board comes from the original pic I found on the net. That explains the time, bearing, range and the swastikas.
I totally agree that a German language version in the boxes would be more authentic and accurate. If someone knows what to put in there, just give me the info and I’ll fix that.

About the swastikas: I will of course make a second version without those! It may be easier to print it at a public place without those aswell :D

I tried to print it on A3, and as you said you got plenty of space to make notes in the margins.

I will also make links to the Solid Works files if someone is interested in editing the CAD file by themselves.

Aktungbby 08-22-2019 11:15 AM

Welcome aboard!

kaptnkrunch 08-22-2019 01:03 PM

Maybe this?
Here is a link to one..but uncertain of resolution

Oddly enough you can purchased on Amazon:

PeterS 08-22-2019 03:23 PM


Originally Posted by Fanders (Post 2623870)
If someone knows what to put in there, just give me the info and Iíll fix that.

Time = Zeit
Bearing = Peilung
Range = Entfernung

Short form to fit this into the table.. not 100% sure:
Peilung => Peil.
Entfernung => Entf.

Apart from that, anyone knows where to find a good explanation how to actually use such a board?

derstosstrupp 08-22-2019 03:29 PM

Hereís a contemporary manual:

Itís US, as the Germans to my knowledge didnít use such a board (they plotted on millimeter paper, and plotted true and not relative motion), but it goes over quite a few examples.

Pisces 08-22-2019 03:55 PM

And this is a current US version:

Fanders 08-23-2019 03:57 AM

Some updates:

1. I changed the TIME, BER & RNG to ZEIT, PEIL & ENTF.

2. There are now 2 versions of the pdf with and without the swastikas.

3. You can now download the part, and drawing files to make changes of your own purposes in Solid Works.

Its now verified. If you print this pdf on A3 landscape, you will get a circle with a diameter of 200mm. 8 cm of margins to make notes on both sides of the actual board.

If you have more feedback, donīt hesitate! :yep:

Pisces 08-23-2019 03:48 PM

Is there a specific version of solidworks, or module which is needed to edit the files? I am downloading a trial product for students/educators through this link:

Registration is in dutch, but otherwise the email with trial serial is in english. Your (I mean others intending to edit/open the drawing/part file) mileage may vary if you are from another country. The trial from the US/English page seems to be an online limited trial. I am not sure if that is sufficient to open this.

EDIT: I managed to open the files with what is installed from that link. Now find a way to print it on B4 format instead. Which I think fits better with my remaining desk space.

Fanders 08-25-2019 02:34 AM

No, just a plain version of solid works. I made this in Solid Works 2018. But I havenít used any fancy features in the program, so it should be backwards compatible.

If someone wants, I can export the file in any CAD format that Solid Works handles.


I just realized that there is a better solution to print the board from Solid Works. The printer program from SW prints vectors, and the radius lines from the center of the circle becomes more clear and distinct.

I havenít tried to change the printer settings from the pdf printer program though.

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