I'm wondering if anyone else has come across this. I've had it happen with 3 different ships downloaded from steam workshop (all of them Huge). These ships were created by 3 separate users, Omnibus, Astus and one other designer, so I don't think its related to a specific designer. 1 of the ships used grouped parts, the other 2 (including this one) did not - so I don't think its that. Only thing in common is that all the ships its happened with have been 'Huge'.
Basically it works like this:
Download Ship, select ship in viewer/designer = everything fine.
Add components (weapons / defenses etc) to ship in designer = everything fine
save = seems to be fine
Select ship to build or look at again in the designer = everything warped and garbled
This is probably one of the *least* garbled. At least it looks vaguely similar. This has happened with 3 different huge ships (99% work fine). It happens every time, even with different components added. It persists after reload / relaunch of game. If you select a different ship in the viewer, the bugged ship seems to loosely model itself after the ship you last selected (still garbled of course). If you build the ship and take it into battle, it is still garbled. However, if you go to edit the ship in the designer it looks normal again (save it and it still gets messed up again). Any ideas?