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Europ2
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Foil design with FreeCAD a free CAD and CAM solution

Postby Europ2 » Sun Apr 20, 2014 1:55 pm

NorCalNomad wrote:I very much dislike rhino actually :P Perfer to use Alias and Solidworks for my 3D modeling needs. But those are both super huge programs and super expensive. Rhino's advantage is that its cheap and trims a lot of features into smaller purchases/ add ons making it a little easier to learn.


I just wanted to bounce on NorCalNomad post and create this one for all of you that have thought about designing their own kiteboard hydrofoil but where relunctant due to price / difficulty ...

This post to follow our progress, to store our screenshots as FreeCad users.

A friend of mine, Autocad and SolidWorks proficient, likes FreeCad a lot.

it's open source, well structured, Python friendly, compatible with plenty of formats to send to the machine shop, offering a CAM extension for the most CNC enclined amongs us + huge community + plenty of tutorial and it's ... free.

The official site http://www.freecadweb.org/
The youTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/FreeCADNews/feed
The incredible free toolbox - well beyond our needs http://www.freecad.com/

The Google + FreeCad community: https://plus.google.com/communities/103183769032333474646?cfem=1

FreeCAD projects / Users showcase : http://forum.freecadweb.org/viewforum.php?f=24

Videos for beginners:
bejant000 YT channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuwmvJXdUCik-Z6goNzTxKQ?feature=hovercard
bram de vries 8 tutorials https://www.youtube.com/user/boumdadaque/videos

Coz, finally, our kiteboard hydrofoils are just big spoons, aren't they ??
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With interfaces available in german, spanish, french, portuguese, italian and norvegian
Let's see what this great sofware can bring to our growing community.
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Re: Foil design with FreeCAD a free CAD and CAM solution

Postby tkettlepoint » Sun Apr 20, 2014 2:22 pm

Thanks E
will download it and check it out later today...
Do it do the gcodes from the cam drawing? ( ok I found it on the last link thanks again)


thanks again

terrie

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Re: Foil design with FreeCAD a free CAD and CAM solution

Postby Europ2 » Mon Apr 21, 2014 12:04 am

Quite interesting .....

Macro Airfoil Import & Scale - choose a section from the ( UIUC Airfoil Data Site)

http://www.freecadweb.org/wiki/index.php?title=Macro_Airfoil_Import_%26_Scale

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Italian version: http://www.freecadweb.org/wiki/index.php?title=Macro_Airfoil_Import_%26_Scale/it
French version : http://www.freecadweb.org/wiki/index.php?title=Macro_Airfoil_Import_%26_Scale/fr

Originat post updated with 3 links
- The Google + FreeCad community:
- FreeCAD projects / Users showcase
- Videos for beginners


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