Airfoil Sketch from File

Airfoil Sketch from File

Win64, English

Le Bear CNC
Generate sketch profiles from any CSV or DAT file in Autodesk® Fusion 360™

General Usage Instructions

1. Open Autodesk® Fusion 360™ and click on Sketch panel.

2. Scroll down to “Airfoil Sketch from File”, just below “sketch dimensions”.

3.  Click on the menu entry.

4.  Airfoil Sketch from File dialog will appear.

5.  Select a construction line on your sketch. OK button is disabled until you select a construction line.

6.  If you are going to use a DAT file, select if you want to have the Airfoil name added to your sketch.

7.  Click OK

8.  Open File dialog will open, allowing you to select .dat or .csv files.

9.  Select which file you want to use, and click Open

10. Spline is created, using your construction line as airfoil chord.

 

Note: Your construction line can be of any length, and at any angle. 

If you selected to have the airfoil name added to your sketch, note that you can move it wherever you want it to be on your sketch, and resize it as well.

Advice: It is ‘strongly’ suggested to fix your spline once the airfoil is generated, to avoid any inadvertent modifications.

Screenshots

Commands

Ribbon/Toolbar Icon Command Command Description

ToSketchFromFile

Open To Sketch From File command input dialog

Installation/Uninstallation

Install:

The installer that ran when you downloaded this app/plug-in from Autodesk App Store will start installing the app/plug-in. OR, simply double-click the downloaded installer to install the app/plugin.

 

Uninstall:

You can unload the add-in without uninstalling it by clicking the "Stop" button when the add-in is selected in the list box on the "Add-Ins" tab of the "Scripts and Add-Ins" dialog.

Unchecking "Run on Startup" causes the add-in not to be loaded in future sessions of Autodesk® Fusion 360™.

To uninstall this plug-in, exit the Autodesk product if you are currently running it, simply rerun the installer, and select the "Uninstall" button.

OR, you can uninstall it from 'Control Panel/Programs and Features' (Windows 7/8.1/10), just as you would uninstall any other application from your system.

Additional Information

Included with this add-in are a few airfoil files, to show the different file formats accepted:
-Fad24.dat, E203.dat and Abrial17rev.dat are .Dat files in the standard "Selig" Format
-FX60126.dat is in the Lednicer format

-Eppler203.csv is a semi-colon delimited csv file
-ClarkY.csv is a comma delimited CSV file

If you get errors with an airfoil file, check that it matches properly one of the format examples before reporting an error.

Known Issues

Contact

Company Name: Le Bear CNC
Support Contact: bernard@lebearcnc.com

Author/Company Information

Le Bear CNC

Support Information

Version History

Version Number Version Description

1.0

Initial release
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