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If you need help on creating or dealing with a plan in dxf or other formats, then this is the place to ask.
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Barry_Cole
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Re: DRAFTSIGHT

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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

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Sean Fitzgibbon
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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.

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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
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Sean Fitzgibbon
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Post by Sean Fitzgibbon »

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!😃

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Post by FrankS »

Sean, another image editing program is Irfanview https://www.irfanview.com/ good for cropping screen shots etc.

Is this fly before the other ones still on the building board ;)

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Frank Skilbeck, you know me, can't tolerate the thought of an empty building board! Started the main box spars for the AV48 in the clubroom this evening!

Sean Fitzgibbon
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Thanks for that Cliff, I'll have a look at that software😉

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Fin and rudder traced and added to the General Arrangement drawing, on which the scale is now full size.
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All of the component parts are now traced and scaled up to full size. I'll copy them and scale them to my required model size, probably around 4 metres, and then start thinking about the construction.
I'm really impressed with this software, highly recommend it to anyone wanting to experiment with CAD.
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