Work in Progress! And this one is a challenge.
This is based on the C4 Labs laser cut model however I completely redrew it because it was just easier to start fresh than trying to fix the linework for use in Fusion 360.
So, instead of just using the 2D drawing and making it so it scales yet maintains slots and tab sizes, I went full Gonzo and built individual components as a 3D model. I figured this was the easiest way to ensure that the tabs and slots actually work like anticipated. And honestly, one of the worst tasks is combing through someone else’s CAD work to see how they fit things together so I’m circumventing that completely.
The Bad News first: This is not yet complete.
I have not added the score lines, and because CAD modelers will not show a 2D line in a final drawing, I may not add them at all. If I do, they will have to be very very thin 3D objects which will then Export DXFs or PDFs with double lines that would need to be cleaned up if you wanted to score rather than engrave them.
Edit: Scores have been added, but they are closed shapes if you generate a DXF or PDF so keep an eye peeled. They’re very very narrow and will be easy to mistake as a single line in a vector program.
I have not yet done the “Combine” commands in Fusion 360 which will use existing geometry to cut the slots out of the pieces. Just havent gotten to that part yet.
Edit: I’ve added in this step to actually cut the slots from the “wings” using the fuselage geometry as the cutting tools.
If you experiment with this, there’s still the work of either exporting DXFs or making a drawing page to make a PDF file, along with kerf adjustment.
The Good News:
You specify your material thickness, and a scale factor for the overall size of the model, and the tabs adjust as needed. No worries that the tabs no longer work because the object is scaled. For example, check the area where the fuselage inserts into the “wings”. If you bump the material thickness up higher, that section on the fuselage lengthens to compensate for the triple layer of material. Or if you want to use 3mm thick material but scale the whole thing up 5X, the model accommodates.
Here’s the link! Have fun bashing on this thing… Oh and check out the parameters, particularly on Wing>Extrude1>ProfileOffset That one was fun to try and figure out, HAHAHA!!