Airfoil DAT to Spline

Airfoil DAT to Spline

Scorpio9999
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Description

All aircraft developers struggle to make airfoil for wings, tails or propellers. A manually created spline will not guarantee precision of shape. Airfoils are represented as a set of X and Y coordinates in the DAT files. These coordinates should be multiplied on wing chord to get real X and Y coordinates of all points.

 

This script automates the creation of spline on selected construction plane or origin plane from any DAT file with defined chord length.

 

DAT files could be found from following sites:

http://airfoiltools.com/search/index

http://airfoildb.com/

http://www.aerodesign.de/english/profile/profile_s.htm

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About This Version

Version 1.6, 3/5/2019
Added: Processing of comma separated value files (v1.6) Unlimited chord length for 1:1 scaled aircrafts (v1.5) Fixed bug on Mac OS (v1.4) Offset X and Offset Y parameters (v1.3) Scale Y parameter (v1.2) selection of construction plane or origin plane (v1.1)

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Customer Reviews

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  • Import airfoils in .dat format
    Marc Schafer | December 25, 2018 Verified Download (What's this?)

    It works very well, but make sure you have a plane selected otherwise you get an uninformative error message.

    I do wish that I could import the airfoli into an existing sketch instead of having a new one created.

    Also, Fusion 360's performance with this large a spline can get pretty bad so put it where you want it and do everything else around it.


    Sergey Ivanov (Publisher) | January 11, 2019

    As many users as many preferences. However, I agree that performance of Fusion 360 degrades with a lot of vertices. To avoid it I have separate (not published yet) script which optimize DAT file and saves it as separate one with minimized number of points. If you like to test it, drop me an email, I'll send the script for manual installation.


  • nice app
    Chauvin Xavier | May 01, 2018

    👍


  • Nice Addon
    Dean Herzig | February 16, 2018 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Many thanks for this nice feature, it works great. And the Support was very fast and helpful. Thanks a lot


  • a great application
    Ricardo Veiga | January 25, 2018 Verified Download (What's this?)

    It works perfectly ... users wait for the new update


    Sergey Ivanov (Publisher) | February 02, 2018

    Ricardo, stay tuned. Version 1.6 is comming... ;)


  • macOS installation
    Klaus Kreis | December 07, 2017 Verified Download (What's this?)

    installation works well, application is very helpful, it will replace other airfoil processing apps


    Sergey Ivanov (Publisher) | February 02, 2018

    Klaus, thank you for tests on Mac OS platform. UPDATE Dear MacOS users, Please read following thread on forum. Thank you! https://forums.autodesk.com/t5/fusion-360-api-and-scripts/airfoil-dat-to-spline/td-p/7862870


    Klaus Kreis | January 10, 2019

    the .dat file has to have the correct header line, correct decimal and field delimiter, in the worst case I used a normal line editor available on my mac to correct the format.


    dbrondy dbrondy | March 03, 2019

    Hi Sir, It means you successfully installed it on MacOSx ? I tried on mine using Mojave and I can't see the provided script.... Does the installation is broken on Mojave ? Tks ! denis


  • Great help
    Michael Christou | December 07, 2017 Verified Download (What's this?)

    It works great, it saves me a lot of time. Thank you for sharing.


  • Great Job
    Mathias Verbeke | December 06, 2017 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Thank you very much, really helpful!


  • Nice app
    Sebastian Kentker | November 20, 2017 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Works very well


  • airfoil DAT app
    Davesters Davesters | November 11, 2017

    Really works Thank you

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