DRAFTSIGHT

If you need help on creating or dealing with a plan in dxf or other formats, then this is the place to ask.
User avatar
Barry_Cole
Posts: 1244
Joined: 10 Mar 2015, 09:30
Location: Hampshire UK

Re: DRAFTSIGHT

Post by Barry_Cole » 24 Jan 2019, 10:55

chris williams wrote:
24 Jan 2019, 10:24
Or Bezier curves?
No. We are talking drawings here.

User avatar
RobbieB
Posts: 499
Joined: 07 Mar 2015, 22:22
Location: North West
Contact:

Re: DRAFTSIGHT

Post by RobbieB » 24 Jan 2019, 11:24

SPLINES, POLYLINES, ARCS, BEZIER CURVES, struth - it's back to The Lord of the Rings here!

Sean Fitzgibbon
Posts: 65
Joined: 11 Oct 2017, 18:53
Location: Mitcheldean

Re: DRAFTSIGHT

Post by Sean Fitzgibbon » 24 Jan 2019, 16:01

Wow, all of you guys interested in curves!!
So, I've used arcs where a true arc seems to match, polylines for sections with longer straight elements and splines for the rest.
I've found that when trying to accurately trace the original, zooming in obviously gives you the problem of a pixelated image, so splines are handy to pick a multitude of points that can then be pulled to smooth out the outline.
I'll join it all into one polyline once I'm happy with the editing.

User avatar
Cliff Evans
Posts: 1635
Joined: 13 Mar 2015, 10:32
Location: Bristol
Contact:

Re: DRAFTSIGHT

Post by Cliff Evans » 24 Jan 2019, 18:18

You can curve a polyline by entering "a" on the keyboard whilst using the polyline. Go back to straight line by pressing "l"

User avatar
Barry_Cole
Posts: 1244
Joined: 10 Mar 2015, 09:30
Location: Hampshire UK

Re: DRAFTSIGHT

Post by Barry_Cole » 24 Jan 2019, 20:12

Cliff Evans wrote:
24 Jan 2019, 18:18
You can curve a polyline by entering "a" on the keyboard whilst using the polyline. Go back to straight line by pressing "l"
And you learn something new and useful every day, here.

:D :D :D :D

BC

Sean Fitzgibbon
Posts: 65
Joined: 11 Oct 2017, 18:53
Location: Mitcheldean

Re: DRAFTSIGHT

Post by Sean Fitzgibbon » 28 Jan 2019, 13:59

Hi Cliff,
absolutely, the use of the 'a' on the command line once the polyline is selected works very well. It basically turns the polyline into a variable arc, and the vertices you pick on the trace outline are then available to edit.
Out of curiosity, what programs do you currently use?
Sean.

User avatar
Cliff Evans
Posts: 1635
Joined: 13 Mar 2015, 10:32
Location: Bristol
Contact:

Re: DRAFTSIGHT

Post by Cliff Evans » 28 Jan 2019, 14:06

I use Autocad and devcad.

Sean Fitzgibbon
Posts: 65
Joined: 11 Oct 2017, 18:53
Location: Mitcheldean

Re: DRAFTSIGHT

Post by Sean Fitzgibbon » 21 Feb 2019, 23:55

A little progress, an hour here and there.
I am really impressed with the software, at the moment I'm just tracing outlines and checking that dimensions agree on the sections in the various views. I plan to trace all of the drawings, then scale them to finish size and then copy that to fill in the model structure.
Initially I was thinking of a 4 metre model to aerotow, but I may do a 2 metre as first and slope it. :P
Attachments
Doc1.docx
(166.26 KiB) Downloaded 28 times

Sean Fitzgibbon
Posts: 65
Joined: 11 Oct 2017, 18:53
Location: Mitcheldean

Re: DRAFTSIGHT

Post by Sean Fitzgibbon » 25 Feb 2019, 15:04

So ,Cliff, what would you suggest is the best way to insert or attach screenshots into forum posts? As you can see on my last post I screen printed to a Word doc and attached that.
Secondly, if I get to a point with my Super Albatross project where I have a plan and time to build it, what would you need me to supply to have a set of parts cut?
I must admit I've really enjoyed the process so far and I want to see it fly!😃

User avatar
Cliff Evans
Posts: 1635
Joined: 13 Mar 2015, 10:32
Location: Bristol
Contact:

Re: DRAFTSIGHT

Post by Cliff Evans » 25 Feb 2019, 17:33

Get yourself Paint.net https://www.getpaint.net/ totally free.

use that to crop your images after you take a screen shot by pressing the "Print screen" button on your keyboard.
If you want the parts cut save the parts as a dxf and send them to me.

Post Reply