Is there any PDF tutorials...

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uffdaken
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Is there any PDF tutorials...

Postby uffdaken » Sat Jan 31, 2015 1:59 pm

Hi there, I just found Medusa4 last weekend. My main interest is the sheet metal tools, I have been using TurboCAD for years. Had Alibre Design which had sheet metal tools, but couldn't afford the fees. Anyway, I use TurboCAD just for general use, hobby projects. But I need a CAD that was free or low cost for my hobby in aircraft restoration. I am a volunteer at the Castle Air Museum in the California, US. I have look for 4-5 years for a sheet metal CAD program, TurboCAD has limited sheet metal capability. I hope Medusa4 Personal keeps the sheet metal capability for years to come. Sheet metal and bend allowances isn't just for mfg. Anyway I was wondering if there are any PDF tutorial's out there for Medusa4. (Pay or free) I have downloaded about 12-13 video tutorials. Looking for something like Don Cheke's PDF tutorials for TurboCAD. Hoping to use Medusa4 for the SBD Navy Dive Bomber project that will take several years. I thinking about later on trying Don Cheke's tutorial on Medusa4 once I get the hang of Medusa4 Personal. So far I am impressed.

Hallo, ich habe gerade Medusa4 am vergangenen Wochenende. Mein Hauptinteresse ist die Blechwerkzeuge , Ich habe mit TurboCAD seit Jahren. Ich bin ein Freiwilliger am Castle Air Museum in Kalifornien, USA. Ich muss sehen für 4-5 Jahre für eine Blech CAD-Programm, hat TurboCAD begrenzten Blech Fähigkeit. Ich hoffe, dass MEDUSA4 Personal hält das Blech-Fähigkeit für die kommenden Jahre. Jedenfalls habe ich mich gefragt, ob es aus beliebigen PDF-Tutorials gibt es für Medusa4. (Pay oder frei) Ich habe von 12-13 Video-Tutorials heruntergeladen. Auf der Suche nach so etwas wie Don Cheke der PDF-Tutorials für TurboCAD. In der Hoffnung, Medusa4 für die Bomber Projekt SBD Marine Dive, die mehrere Jahre in Anspruch nehmen werden zu verwenden.

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Re: Is there any PDF tutorials...

Postby TDerksen » Wed Feb 04, 2015 12:00 pm

Hi,

I found some documents on the website: http://www.cad-schroer.com/products/med ... uides.html 3D Design might be interesting for you.
There is a video-tutorial but only in german version, but you may take a look. http://www.cad-schroer.de/produkte/medu ... rials.html
And you can find in your Medusa Personal installation path -> meddoc ->doc ->english -> smd_user ->smd_user_main.htm a good guide.
For example my path to this guide is C:\MEDUSA4_PERSONAL_V5_2_1\meddoc\doc\english\smd_user

Regards,
Thomas

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Re: Is there any PDF tutorials...

Postby uffdaken » Thu Feb 05, 2015 4:10 am

Thanks Thomas, I had some of the user guides and downloaded around 14 videos from YouTube. I have already tried the Sheet Metal video. Maybe someone will do a PDF tutorial on something like a gear box, pump or a Helical Tri-Lobe Blower in the future.

Ken Simmons

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Re: Is there any PDF tutorials...

Postby MikeCauser » Thu Feb 05, 2015 9:21 pm

uffdaken wrote:Thanks Thomas, I had some of the user guides and downloaded around 14 videos from YouTube. I have already tried the Sheet Metal video. Maybe someone will do a PDF tutorial on something like a gear box, pump or a Helical Tri-Lobe Blower in the future.

One thing you need to know is that Medusa sheetmetal is about bending and folding only. No pressing, drawing or wheeling. Great for equipment cabinets, maybe not so good for aircraft parts. I have two friends who do aircraft restoration work, but I cannot help them with Medusa :-(

Mike

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Re: Is there any PDF tutorials...

Postby uffdaken » Sat Feb 07, 2015 5:22 pm

Hi Mike, I am only interested in making small parts. Mostly straight bends. Would like to experiment with former ribs. These aircraft are no longer flyable. Worked in a structure shop in the navy and also did the heating treatment of the aluminum parts and sometimes steel for the machine shop.

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Re: Is there any PDF tutorials...

Postby MikeCauser » Sat Feb 07, 2015 10:44 pm

NO Medusa content here!

But here is a photo of one of my friends "newest" aeroplanes, which he bought 3 weeks ago:

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Re: Is there any PDF tutorials...

Postby uffdaken » Sun Feb 08, 2015 5:35 am

I like the color, curious as the the make and model of aircraft. My uncle use to fly a tail-dragger here California (US) back in the early 1960's when he was in a flying club.

Ken

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Postby MikeCauser » Sun Feb 08, 2015 2:28 pm

It is a Piper PA-17 "Vagabond", although it started life as a PA-15. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piper_PA-15_Vagabond>

Very distinctive paint, and very nice to fly I'm told.

Mike


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