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Fusion 360 Add In for creating Nose Cones

I’ve had a macro for FreeCAD for a couple of years that simplifies creating nose cones using parameters entered in a dialog. For many hobbyists, Fusion 360 is a more popular platform. Here then is a port of the program designed to run as an add-in to Fusion 360.


It’s easiest to explain installation and use in a video so check it out here:

Part 1 – Installation and Options: https://youtu.be/6wYUXH9TK1g

Part 2 – An example: https://youtu.be/jBtWD9JqQ6Q


Also, Wikipedia has a great entry on nose cone design. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nose_cone_design

Try it out and let me know how it works for you!

Released under the MIT license.

Macro for creating nose cones in FreeCAD

On twitter I noticed someone struggling with OpenSCAD to create nose cone shapes when it occurred to me that I had a macro. I’d originally developed mine in OpenSCAD but quickly moved to FreeCAD and finalized development there. Sadly I have no idea what became of my OpenSCAD original.

It does have some FreeCAD specific stuff, but it’s written in Python so should be usable in other contexts. So it’s time to share.

You can download here