Airfoil Sketch from File

Airfoil Sketch from File



Very simple to use, an existing construction line on a sketch need to be selected, then the file from which to generate the airfoil is selected. You can choose to have the airfoil name added as text on the sketch.


  • Use an existing sketch line as a chord reference for the profile. Can be of any length, at any angle with horizontal.
  • Accept CSV files, with either comma or semi-colon as a delimiter.
  • Accept DAT files, either in the Selig format, or the less common Lednicer format
  • For Dat files, the name of the Airfoil can be added to the sketch, if desired.

About This Version

Version 1.1, 7/7/2021
File dialog bug fixed.

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  • Great Tool
    Sandip Dhillon | October 26, 2021 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Using this tool significantly sped up my workflow. I am currently working on aerospace projects, and as a software engineer I appreciate a well-written tool. This tool does exactly what it says on the tin and in my experience it works without any bugs.

  • AirfoilSketchFromFile
    Jean Claude Meignant | October 11, 2021 Verified Download (What's this?)

    introuvable de fusion une fois insteller jai fais plusieur fois la manip mais rien alors qu'il fontionner très bien avant la mise ajour des fusion

  • Profile Coordinate File Processing Errors
    Kirill Senukov | September 09, 2021 Verified Download (What's this?)


    Traceback (most recent call last):

      File "C:/Users/User/AppData/Roaming/Autodesk/ApplicationPlugins/AirfoilSketchFromFile.bundle/Contents/", line 180, in notify

        with, 'rt', encoding='utf-8-sig', errors='ignore') as f:

    UnboundLocalError: local variable 'filename' referenced before assignment

    bobbiebossie11 bobbiebossie11 | January 02, 2022

    I have the same issue

    Kale Macormic | January 08, 2022

    I am also having the same issue intermittently. Most of the time I get this same error, but a few times it worked as expected. It must be some edge case.

    宣道 河上 | January 20, 2022

    I have the same problem. Somtime it works but almost every time it fails with the message. I want to know the reason why.

    Kirill Senukov | January 30, 2022

    ..., "If the cook does not lie to us...," then such a message appears when the chord of the profile is indicated by the "usual" line. When I change a line to "construction," there is no such message.

    Joonas Hint | March 21, 2022

    It only accepts airfoils in left and right positions in sketch. You need to draw the line down the middle. If you draw from left to right you will get this.

    Petr Pozdnyakov | December 13, 2022

    Joonas Hint "It only accepts airfoils in left and right positions in sketch. You need to draw the line down the middle. If you draw from left to right you will get this." Thanks, your advice helped!

  • MERCI !
    ANDRE TRAN | May 01, 2021 Verified Download (What's this?)

    MERCI !

  • YOU ARE A HERO !!!!!
    ozan deniz | February 18, 2021 Verified Download (What's this?)

    I JUST HAVE TO SAY, THANK YOU. I tried so many ways, apps and finally found you. Thank God

  • When it works its invaluable!
    Rob Mcgeown | February 14, 2021 Verified Download (What's this?)

    When it works this tool is invaluable! Unfortunately it frequently errors and once it does it seems impossible to get it working again.


  • Simple et efficace
    Mike Mike | December 02, 2020 Verified Download (What's this?)


    Effectivement , l'application ne fonctionne plus et c'est vraiment dommage.

    C'est regretable qu'elle disparaisse avec la dernière mise à jour. Si utile pour travailler sur les profils et elle rendait un fier service.

    A souhaiter vivement que les développeurs puissent entendre notre SOS . . . .

    Bernard Grosperrin (Publisher) | December 03, 2020

    La mise en jour est maintenant disponible.

  • It worked before, but...
    Christof Eugster | November 24, 2020 Verified Download (What's this?)

    This is a great tool, but it does not work with the latest Version of fusion360. I pay for my version of Fusion360 and it would be nice if it worked again...

    Bernard Grosperrin (Publisher) | December 03, 2020

    Update available now. It does work again.

  • Useful tool
    Marcin Spochacz | November 14, 2020 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Creating airfoils in Fusion360 is a lot easier with it! Thank you

    Mike Mike | December 02, 2020

    I launch an S.O.S. to bring it back !!!!! Now, i hope i hope . . .

  • Please update
    Jon Smeberg | November 12, 2020 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Looks to do exactly what i want it to but does not work. Please update so it works with the most recent version of fusion.

    Bernard Grosperrin (Publisher) | December 03, 2020

    Done, update available.

  • Bitte um Hilfe
    Holger Dorst | November 11, 2020 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Seit dem letzten Update geht die App nicht mehr 

    Bernard Grosperrin (Publisher) | December 03, 2020

    Works again. Update.

  • No file popup after clicking ok
    Peter Mumford | November 03, 2020 Verified Download (What's this?)

    This was working really well but now I don't get the pop up to select my .dat file after selecting the construction line and clicking on 'ok'

    The version of Fusion 360 I am running is 2.0.9305

    函宇 梅 | November 13, 2020

    I just find, I can't use it too, like yous

    ghis Pe | November 14, 2020

    Same problem with the version 2.0.9313

    Bernard Grosperrin (Publisher) | December 03, 2020

    fix available now.

  • Excellent App!
    José Alfredo Rosas | October 05, 2020 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Thanks a lot, you have saved me a lot of time. great wrok!

  • Great
    CAUCHY Stephane | June 15, 2020 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Très beau boulot. Un modéliste reconnaissant ;)

  • easy and effective
    Olivier Duval | March 03, 2020 Verified Download (What's this?)

    many thanks for this App... Good work indeed... I have downloaded tre free tracfoil databank and linked it to the app... quick, easy, effective... 

  • Thanks
    sebastien baud | February 06, 2020 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Merci beaucoup

  • Dimension and scaling problems
    Kjeld Mathias Petersen | January 14, 2020 Verified Download (What's this?)

    There are some problems with loading data points that are beyond the dimension (-1;-1) to (1;1). I found that it was best to stay within these limits.

  • Great airfoil add-in for Fusion
    Jeff Thier | February 18, 2019 Verified Download (What's this?)

    If you need to import airfoil data to your Fusion design, this is the tool to use!
    As intended, this add-in reads and imports any properly formatted airfoil DAT files as a spline to your sketch; Which is much more elegant and convenient than a series of lines segments.
    The second great thing is that, it scales and aligns the airfoil to the selected construction line during the import. Which means that the airfoil comes at the right dimension and with the right angle (provided you selected a properly dimensioned construction line).
    The only cons, is that as others mentionned, the airfoil is sometimes drawn inverted. (I guess it has something to do with the coordinates system when parsing). It takes no time to fix the sketch by mirroring the profile around the construction line. Maybe this can be fixed in a future version

  • Promising features, wish it would work with my .dats
    Harper Abbot | February 13, 2019 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Generates a flawed spline (contains curvature errors, etc) and seems to have chosen only a few of the points contained in the airfoil .dat files.  The files work with the other Fusion airfoil plugin. 

    Bernard Grosperrin (Publisher) | February 22, 2019

    Could you give me a link where I could download your .dat files? Which one of the different standards are they following?

  • Very good tool
    Holger Weychardt | February 08, 2019 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Simple and efficient. But same problem as Fabien. Sometimes the direction is not correct and I have no clue how to flip it.

  • Great tool
    Ziga Bozic | February 02, 2019 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Works great, simple and efficient.


  • Very useful, but I have this nasty bug with V1.0
    Fabien Gagné | December 30, 2018 Verified Download (What's this?)

    We can't specify the direction of the airfoil. Sometimes it is right, other times the plugin is stubbornly stuck reversed, with the leading edge pointing aft :(

    Please add a checkbox option to reverse the direction.

    Here's a video that shows the bug" target="_blank">

    Bernard Grosperrin (Publisher) | February 22, 2019

    A simple miror will help, here.... Now, I agree it would be better if it was always consistent. Once I have some free time, I may look to make a version 2 with this corrected.

  • Very good job
    eric lemasson | September 23, 2018 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Just work as promised. Needed to reinstall/repair it after F360 update...

  • Simple and great
    Greger Olofsson | July 22, 2018 Verified Download (What's this?)

    This plugin does what it's supposed to and does it well!

    Trés bien!

  • Best airfoil addin for Fusion 360
    Bernard Grosperrin | June 30, 2018

    Clearly, ability to draw an airfoil on an existing sketch, first selecting the cord, allow to make a very precise wing, with proper angles where needed. 

    A BIG plus!

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