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  1. I think posting actual photos of the attach...

    I think posting actual photos of the attach points would be useful; the lower cad image IS what it should be.
    -Christian von Delius
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    CNC: I do this all the time. 8881 My 6040...

    CNC: I do this all the time.
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    My 6040 (~18"x24") was about $1000 and is a brilliant tool for SO many things.
    -Christian von Delius
  3. Jeremy: Here is the Trig TY91 (based on...

    Jeremy:

    Here is the Trig TY91 (based on dimensions furnished by Trig)
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    The link for the solid model will be available for 1 month:...
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    Creating a 'photo-realisic' panel...

    RCS (do you have a name?)-
    I won't teach you how to do this, but this is what I do. We waterjet panels from my SW part, with instruments accurately located and drawn for the customer's approval....
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    Also, if the line continues past the 'upper'...

    Also, if the line continues past the 'upper' circle for instance, you can put a point coincident in the circle sketch, which will 'fix' the contact location on the circle, and then make the line...
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    Ron- To expand on what Jeffrey Meyer said: If...

    Ron-
    To expand on what Jeffrey Meyer said:
    If you click on the 'Configuration Manager' tab above the feature tree,
    you can right click on the top-most item and 'add configuration'.
    There is the...
  7. Nameless WJH: Here is an example I randomly...

    Nameless WJH:
    Here is an example I randomly created using data from this webpage:
    in section III A....
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    To print it full scale, create a drawing with the...

    To print it full scale, create a drawing with the view of the part normal to the rib.
    Under 'Sheet Properties' make sure the scale is 1:1
    Un-tick Display Sheet Format, and tick Custom Sheet Size: I...
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    Scale Airfoil

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    rkirk:
    If you review the my post from 06/25, using an 'x' scale of 1 for LE to TE will generate an airfoil 1" long; then you scale it up by a factor of 63 which will make it 63" long LE to TE....
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    Drake- Thank you for the thoughts. As a CAM...

    Drake-
    Thank you for the thoughts. As a CAM novice, I wish more people would offer their opinions like this.
    I have been importing SW models into Fusion 360, which is pretty straight forward to me,...
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    Using Curve through XYZ Points

    North_roll(real name would be nice)-
    Normally airfoil data is in terms of 0 to 1 from nose to tail, with the Yu(pper) and Yl(ower) either given as shown,
    or with Y +/-.
    SolidWorks' convention in...
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    Here is half the 30' span wing with 15 degree...

    Here is half the 30' span wing with 15 degree sweep, 3 degrees dihedral, and 1.5 degrees washout, 66" root & 22.25" tip.
    If you study the assembly, you will see how I did it; tip: study the...
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    Using Curve through XYZ Points

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    rkirk77-
    Very simple: Use Excel and arrange the X coords along Z in SW and the Y coords along Y and set 0 for all the X coords.
    You can find most airfoils in this DB:...
  14. I investigated this yesterday and with nothing to...

    I investigated this yesterday and with nothing to add, I got a segmenty line in an extruded solid which carried through to the drawing. But with Bill's trick, putting the spline in the drawing, it...
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    SW sheet metal behaviour

    Michael-
    I am not sure why you have two lines displayed; the only way I could generate that was to 'force' unfold it.
    Normally, you just use the flatten button in the model, or select the 'flat...
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    Brian- You can save the file(s) to Google Drive,...

    Brian-
    You can save the file(s) to Google Drive, DropBox, or OneDrive and share the link here.
    -Christian
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    Brian- Yup, you probably will need to break them...

    Brian-
    Yup, you probably will need to break them to about 6' for cheap shipping. I would suggest at least an inch extra since most cuts by sellers are dubiously accurate.
    Also, since you have a...
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    Reality vs perfection

    Bstrop-
    First, might I suggest you sign posts with your name.
    It would be helpful to know if the longerons are planar, or
    are or varying in width spacing and non-linear height?
    Doing as Bill...
  19. The Hole Wizard is also an option

    Ron-
    Just like everything in SW, there are a million ways to do everything. The construction line is a nice simple solution.
    You can position with dimensions and/or relations to the construction...
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    Maze- not completely applicable, but if you open...

    Maze-
    not completely applicable, but if you open 'lightweight', you still have visuals on parts you are not using, and can 'set to resolved' if you need to edit something, which is helpful for large...
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    Ron- I feel your pain: 8393 In my case the...

    Ron-
    I feel your pain:
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    In my case the printer lost steps and happily kept printing until morning when the filament ran out :-)
    Thanks for the info.
    And thanks your wife for a cool printer....
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    Ron- Came out very nice. What is it and what...

    Ron-
    Came out very nice. What is it and what printer and what filament-very clean print.
    -Christian
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    SolidWorks 'dumb' models

    Electronic Boffins..
    I regularly create panels for Apaches, Geronimo, and Aztec twins. I have a bunch of components modeled in some semblance of reality.
    Since they are commercial, they are not...
  24. Getting a 'new' one tomorrow

    I have been given a R277 Pfledge unit I will be picking up this weekend.
    It may have the correct dims.
    Contact me at alpineglobalprivate@gmail daught com
    -Christian
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    Tony's awesome rivet press

    If you have not been to his site, DO - great descriptions and what EAA should be..
    -Christian
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