DRAFTSIGHT

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DRAFTSIGHT

Post by Sean Fitzgibbon » 21 Jan 2019, 07:04

I've just started to investigate this free to download CAD package from Dassault Systems.
For anyone familiar with AutoCad, it's a very comfortable transition, although it is only 2D capable.
I was looking for a project to practice on and settled on the Bowlus Super Albatross, as I've just purchased plans for the Baby Albatross and thought I'd continue the theme!
Finding any information good enough to use as a basis for a model was proving frustrating, although a good 3 view was passed to me by clubmate Roger Spragg, from the Martin Simons book.
An inquiry to the font of knowledge on all things vintage glider related, a certain chap by the name of Vince, (who you may know!), resulted in a set of drawings, measured from full size, appearing in my inbox within minutes!!

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Post by Cliff Evans » 21 Jan 2019, 09:30

Vince is like that with in boxes!

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Re: DRAFTSIGHT

Post by Sean Fitzgibbon » 23 Jan 2019, 13:35

Two quick photos of the start of the tracing process.
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Post by Cliff Evans » 23 Jan 2019, 13:45

Looking good so far!

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Post by Barry_Cole » 23 Jan 2019, 15:31

That's how I do it, it works for me.

:D :D :D :D

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Post by Sean Fitzgibbon » 23 Jan 2019, 18:33

Great minds and all that Barry!

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Post by john greenfield » 24 Jan 2019, 08:46

Sean Fitzgibbon wrote:
23 Jan 2019, 13:35
Two quick photos of the start of the tracing process.
Are you tracing with lots of short straight lines to follow the curves or are you using "spline"s ?

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Post by Cliff Evans » 24 Jan 2019, 09:02

Or polylines?

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Post by Barry_Cole » 24 Jan 2019, 09:31

Or ARCs

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Post by chris williams » 24 Jan 2019, 10:24

Or Bezier curves?

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