With this plugin, you can quickly cut any solid into pieces, layers, slices or ribs. This is useful when you are designing products from sheet materials. For example, furniture, plywood frames, “chumps” for bending, puzzles, and models such as building, ship and aircraft.
The program consists of two basic commands. Command CHOP cuts the solid parallel planes by a specified pitch. The plane can be set to the choice flat face of the solid or as one of the planes of the coordinate system or by three points. In addition, the cutting command can make “stair-step” slices for further 2D milling of sheet materials on a CNC machine.
The second command is ChopEdge. It can cut a solid into a predetermined number of pieces of the same length. Simply select one edge of the solid, along which will be calculated the length of the pieces. The edge may be arc or spline. Furthermore, the same command ChopEdge can create ribs on each section.
The program can also:
- Make gaps between pieces.
- Save source body after cutting.
- Save or delete stubs.
- Set special layer for piece and stub.
- Configure all the options in the dialog box and in the Autodesk® AutoCAD® options dialog.
The plugin works with 3D-solids only. It does not work with Meshes, Surfaces and Blocks. Just like other AutoCAD commands, the program, in most cases, is unable to work with the solids imported from other programs.
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Plugin compatible with AutoCAD 2013 and newer, x32 and x64. Tested on Autodesk® AutoCAD® Mechanical, but should work with all other verticals. There is an English and Russian localization.