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by TonyR
Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Converting model aircraft plans into a 3D model for printing
Replies: 65
Views: 2745

Re: Converting model aircraft plans into a 3D model for printing

Fantastic info NormandC :mrgreen:

Wow! Sooo much still to learn...
by TonyR
Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Converting model aircraft plans into a 3D model for printing
Replies: 65
Views: 2745

Re: Converting model aircraft plans into a 3D model for printing

Thanks NormandC - slowly getting somewhere now, thanks to everyone's kind help. I can create a sketch - it's a bit rough at the moment - I'm guessing that I can centre it perfectly on the Sketch grid.. and make things much neater. But that's for later. I'm just trying to learn the basics here, and I...
by TonyR
Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Converting model aircraft plans into a 3D model for printing
Replies: 65
Views: 2745

Re: Converting model aircraft plans into a 3D model for printing

OS: Windows 7 Word size of OS: 32-bit Word size of FreeCAD: 32-bit Version: 0.17.13515 (Git) Build type: Release Branch: releases/FreeCAD-0-17 Hash: e17b340949b75a226cc7d89989b0aa238ccfc75f Python version: 2.7.14 Qt version: 4.8.7 Coin version: 4.0.0a OCC version: 7.2.0 Locale: English/Australia (en...
by TonyR
Sun Jun 03, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Converting model aircraft plans into a 3D model for printing
Replies: 65
Views: 2745

Re: Converting model aircraft plans into a 3D model for printing

Here's my FreeCAD info:
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by TonyR
Sun Jun 03, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Converting model aircraft plans into a 3D model for printing
Replies: 65
Views: 2745

Re: Converting model aircraft plans into a 3D model for printing

And that's where it all stops - no drawing tools are available. Everything is greyed-out...
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by TonyR
Sun Jun 03, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Converting model aircraft plans into a 3D model for printing
Replies: 65
Views: 2745

Re: Converting model aircraft plans into a 3D model for printing

I tried following your suggested steps, Bejant, but I still get stuck. I open FreeCAD and: 1. Select Part Design/Create new empty document. FreeCAD01.jpg 2. Select Image, and click on the right hand icon. FreeCAD02.jpg 3. Open the image in the X/Z plane. FreeCAD03.jpg 4. I can now see the image. Fre...
by TonyR
Thu May 24, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Converting model aircraft plans into a 3D model for printing
Replies: 65
Views: 2745

Re: Converting model aircraft plans into a 3D model for printing

Question: I have a software package that allows me to create the Former outlines using splines etc., but in an easier way than FreeCAD.
It can export the data in DXF format - can this be imported into FreeCAD to create parts with?
by TonyR
Mon May 14, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Converting model aircraft plans into a 3D model for printing
Replies: 65
Views: 2745

Re: Converting model aircraft plans into a 3D model for printing

Sal - I'll have a go at sketching the formers a little later on in the week.
by TonyR
Mon May 14, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Converting model aircraft plans into a 3D model for printing
Replies: 65
Views: 2745

Re: Converting model aircraft plans into a 3D model for printing

That's *exactly* right, Bejant 😎

Totally what I'm trying to achieve 👍

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