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by TonyR
Sat May 12, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Converting model aircraft plans into a 3D model for printing
Replies: 65
Views: 4694

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

Soooo... what I'm basically trying to do - step 1 - is to somehow digitise those first 2 formers that end up extruding a 3D shape that looks like this: i.e. 2 traces of the fuselage contour via the cross-section... then turned into a 3D printable 'mesh'' It will be hollow - the printer will print so...
by TonyR
Sat May 12, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Converting model aircraft plans into a 3D model for printing
Replies: 65
Views: 4694

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

Right now?

*embarrassed look*

The first bit - digitizing each former into a FreeCAD object so that I can assemble them at their correct offsets to produce a 3D object suitable for 3D printing as a hollow shell..
by TonyR
Fri May 11, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Converting model aircraft plans into a 3D model for printing
Replies: 65
Views: 4694

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

Example of a rather complicated cross-section...
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by TonyR
Fri May 11, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Converting model aircraft plans into a 3D model for printing
Replies: 65
Views: 4694

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

Firstly - let me say a HUGE thanks to you guys who are helping me to try to learn this whole "CAD" thing. To many, it seems to be an intuitive thing. To people like me, it is not. I really appreciate your help. If the Mods feel that these posts should be under a different category, then please let m...
by TonyR
Thu May 10, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Converting model aircraft plans into a 3D model for printing
Replies: 65
Views: 4694

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

Actually, I have already posted up the first 2 formers on page 1 of this topic.

The spacing between them is 66mm.
by TonyR
Thu May 10, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Converting model aircraft plans into a 3D model for printing
Replies: 65
Views: 4694

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

Thanks Tom - much appreciated. I'll send you scale sized JPGs of the first 2 nose cone formers and their Z-axis offset (distance apart). They're more or less circular and should't take much to trace for a skilled user. I'm assuming that the next step would be assemble them in 3D space with the corre...
by TonyR
Wed May 09, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Converting model aircraft plans into a 3D model for printing
Replies: 65
Views: 4694

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

Not very far, Sal.
Still can seem to get my head around FreeCAD.
by TonyR
Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:13 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Changing the FreeCAD home directory
Replies: 5
Views: 234

Re: Changing the FreeCAD home directory

Ok - I'll give that a try.

Thanks.
by TonyR
Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:12 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Converting model aircraft plans into a 3D model for printing
Replies: 65
Views: 4694

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

Installed .17 on the Laptop running Win 7.

All good :)

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