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Learn How to Create Your Own Foam Fuselages with Devfusfoamcrack in 5 Easy Steps


Devfusfoamcrack: A Guide to Draw and Cut Foam Fuselages in 3D by Hot Wire CNC




If you are interested in building your own foam fuselages for RC planes, gliders, drones, or other projects, you might want to check out Devfusfoamcrack, a software application that can help you draw and cut foam fuselages in 3D by hot wire CNC. In this article, we will explain what Devfusfoamcrack is, how it works, what are its features and benefits, how to use it to create your own fuselage designs, and what are the new features added to its latest release. By the end of this article, you will have a better understanding of Devfusfoamcrack and how it can make your foam cutting process easier and more efficient.




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What is Devfusfoamcrack?




Devfusfoamcrack is a CAD-CAM application that allows you to draw and cut foam fuselages in 3D by hot wire CNC. It is developed by devCad Team, a group of software developers who specialize in creating applications for RC modeling enthusiasts. Devfusfoamcrack is one of their products, along with devCad, devWing, devFus, devFoam, devCnc Foam, devStl Tools, devFont, and others.


The features and benefits of Devfusfoamcrack




Devfusfoamcrack has many features and benefits that make it a useful tool for foam cutting enthusiasts. Some of them are:


  • It has a user-friendly interface that guides you through the drawing and cutting process step by step.



  • It has a project wizard that helps you create a fuselage drawing from scratch or from a scanned image.



  • It has various drawing options that allow you to adjust the outlines, curves, profiles, dimensions, colors, textures, labels, etc. of your fuselage.



  • It has a 3D view that shows you how your fuselage looks like in three dimensions. You can rotate, zoom, pan, or change the perspective of the view.



  • It has a foam block feature that divides your fuselage into different foam blocks that can be cut separately by a CNC hot wire foam cutting machine.



  • It has two different wizards that help you create the cutting files for your foam blocks. One wizard cuts the blocks using a horizontal plane approach, while the other one cuts them using a vertical plane approach.



  • It supports various cutting file formats, such as G Code, DXF, HPGL, etc. You can also simulate the cutting job and see how the hot wire moves along the foam block.



  • It has a milling feature that helps you create the formers for your fuselage. You can preview the milling job and simulate it as well.



  • It has a wing slot feature that helps you create the slots for the wings on your fuselage. You can choose from different types of slots and adjust their dimensions and positions.



  • It has a canopy slot feature that helps you create the slots for the canopy on your fuselage. You can choose from different types of slots and adjust their dimensions and positions.



  • It has a new 3D preview feature that shows you how your fuselage looks like with the wings and the canopy attached. You can also use various measurement tools to check the dimensions, angles, distances, etc. of your fuselage.



  • It has a new block interpolation feature that allows you to create intermediate blocks between two existing blocks. This can help you reduce the number of cuts and improve the accuracy of your fuselage.



  • It has a new syncro point feature that allows you to synchronize the position of two points on different blocks. This can help you align the blocks and avoid gaps or overlaps.



  • It has a new spar feature that allows you to add spars to your fuselage. You can choose from different types of spars and adjust their dimensions and positions.



Devfusfoamcrack is a powerful and versatile application that can help you create any kind of foam fuselage you want. It is compatible with Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10 operating systems. It requires a minimum of 1 GB RAM, 100 MB disk space, and a screen resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels. You can download a free trial version of Devfusfoamcrack from its official website or purchase a full license for 49 (about $55).


The requirements and installation of Devfusfoamcrack




To install Devfusfoamcrack on your computer, you need to follow these steps:


  • Download the setup file from the official website or from another source.



  • Run the setup file and follow the instructions on the screen.



  • Choose the language and the destination folder for the installation.



  • Accept the license agreement and click Next.



  • Wait for the installation to complete and click Finish.



  • Launch Devfusfoamcrack from the Start menu or from the desktop shortcut.



You can also watch this video tutorial that shows you how to install Devfusfoamcrack on your computer.


How to use Devfusfoamcrack to create a fuselage drawing




Once you have installed Devfusfoamcrack on your computer, you can start creating your own fuselage drawings. The first step is to create a new project or open an existing one. To create a new project, you need to use the project wizard that will guide you through the process. To open an existing project, you need to browse your files and select the one you want to edit.


The project wizard and the drawing options




The project wizard is a tool that helps you create a fuselage drawing from scratch or from a scanned image. To use it, you need to follow these steps:


  • Click on File > New Project or press Ctrl+N on your keyboard.



  • Select whether you want to create a drawing from scratch or from an image. If you choose from scratch, you will have to enter some basic parameters for your fuselage, such as length, diameter, nose cone type, tail cone type, etc. If you choose from an image, you will have to select an image file from your computer or scan one using your scanner.



  • Click Next and adjust the scale and position of your image if you chose from an image. You can also rotate, flip, or crop your image if needed.



  • Click Next and draw the outline of your fuselage using the mouse or the keyboard. You can add points, delete points, move points, curve points, etc. You can also use some predefined shapes or templates to help you draw faster.



  • Click Next and draw the profile of your fuselage using the same tools as before. You can also use some predefined profiles or templates to help you draw faster.



  • Click Next and review your drawing in 3D view. You can also change some parameters such as color, texture, label, etc.

  • Click Finish and save your project as a .dfc file. You can also export your drawing as a .dxf file or a .bmp file.



You can also watch this video tutorial that shows you how to use the project wizard to create a fuselage drawing.


After you have created your fuselage drawing, you can use the drawing options to modify it further. You can access the drawing options by clicking on the icons on the toolbar or by right-clicking on the drawing area. Some of the drawing options are:


  • Undo/Redo: You can undo or redo your last action.



  • Zoom: You can zoom in or out of your drawing.



  • Pan: You can move your drawing on the screen.



  • Grid: You can show or hide the grid on your drawing.



  • Dimensions: You can show or hide the dimensions of your fuselage.



  • Curves: You can change the curvature of your points.



  • Profiles: You can change the profile of your fuselage.



  • Colors: You can change the color of your fuselage.



  • Textures: You can apply a texture to your fuselage.



  • Labels: You can add a label to your fuselage.



  • Cut: You can cut a part of your fuselage.



  • Paste: You can paste a part of your fuselage.



  • Mirror: You can mirror a part of your fuselage.



  • Rotate: You can rotate a part of your fuselage.



  • Scale: You can scale a part of your fuselage.



You can also watch this video tutorial that shows you how to use the drawing options to modify your fuselage drawing.


The side and top view of the fuselage




Devfusfoamcrack allows you to view your fuselage drawing from different perspectives. The side view shows you how your fuselage looks like from the side, while the top view shows you how it looks like from the top. You can switch between the side and top view by clicking on the icons on the toolbar or by pressing F2 or F3 on your keyboard. You can also use the mouse wheel to zoom in or out of the view, or drag the mouse to pan the view. You can modify your drawing in either view using the same tools as before. The changes you make in one view will be reflected in the other view and in the 3D view as well.


The 3D view and the foam blocks of the fuselage




The 3D view shows you how your fuselage looks like in three dimensions. You can access the 3D view by clicking on the icon on the toolbar or by pressing F4 on your keyboard. You can also use the mouse wheel to zoom in or out of the view, or drag the mouse to rotate, pan, or change the perspective of the view. You can modify your drawing in 3D view using some of the tools as before, such as colors, textures, labels, etc. The changes you make in 3D view will be reflected in the side and top view as well.


The 3D view also allows you to divide your fuselage into different foam blocks that can be cut separately by a CNC hot wire foam cutting machine. To do this, you need to follow these steps:


  • Click on Tools > Foam Blocks or press Ctrl+B on your keyboard.



  • Select whether you want to create horizontal blocks or vertical blocks. Horizontal blocks are cut along a horizontal plane, while vertical blocks are cut along a vertical plane.



  • Enter the number of blocks you want to create and click OK.



  • Adjust the position and size of each block by dragging its edges or corners with the mouse. You can also enter the exact values for each block in the table below.



  • Click OK when you are done. Your fuselage will be divided into different colored blocks that correspond to each foam block.



You can also watch this video tutorial that shows you how to create foam blocks for your fuselage in 3D view.


How to use Devfusfoamcrack to create the cutting files for a CNC hot wire foam cutting machine




After you have created your foam blocks for your fuselage, you need to create the cutting files for each block that can be used by a CNC hot wire foam cutting machine. To do this, you need to use one of the two wizards that Devfusfoamcrack provides: the horizontal blocks wizard or the vertical blocks wizard. The wizard you choose depends on the type of blocks you created in the previous step.


The two different wizards and their approaches




The horizontal blocks wizard is a tool that helps you create the cutting files for horizontal blocks. To use it, you need to follow these steps:


  • Click on Tools > Horizontal Blocks Wizard or press Ctrl+H on your keyboard.



  • Select the block you want to create the cutting file for and click Next.



  • Select whether you want to use a single wire or a double wire for cutting. A single wire cuts the block in one pass, while a double wire cuts the block in two passes.



  • Select whether you want to use a constant speed or a variable speed for cutting. A constant speed cuts the block at a fixed rate, while a variable speed cuts the block according to the curvature of the outline.



  • Select whether you want to use a fixed tension or a variable tension for cutting. A fixed tension keeps the wire at a constant length, while a variable tension adjusts the wire length according to the curvature of the outline.



  • Select whether you want to use a straight cut or a curved cut for cutting. A straight cut cuts the block along a straight line, while a curved cut cuts the block along a curved line.



  • Click Next and review your cutting file in 2D view. You can also simulate the cutting job and see how the wire moves along the block.



  • Click Finish and save your cutting file as a .gcode file or another format. You can also export your cutting file as a .dxf file or a .bmp file.



You can also watch this video tutorial that shows you how to use the horizontal blocks wizard to create cutting files for horizontal blocks.


The vertical blocks wizard is a tool that helps you create the cutting files for vertical blocks. To use it, you need to follow these steps:


  • Click on Tools > Vertical Blocks Wizard or press Ctrl+V on your keyboard.



  • Select the block you want to create the cutting file for and click Next.



  • Select whether you want to use a single wire or a double wire for cutting. A single wire cuts the block in one pass, while a double wire cuts the block in two passes.



  • Select whether you want to use a constant speed or a variable speed for cutting. A constant speed cuts the block at a fixed rate, while a variable speed cuts the block according to the curvature of the profile.



  • Select whether you want to use a fixed tension or a variable tension for cutting. A fixed tension keeps the wire at a constant length, while a variable tension adjusts the wire length according to the curvature of the profile.



  • Select whether you want to use a straight cut or a curved cut for cutting. A straight cut cuts the block along a straight line, while a curved cut cuts the block along a curved line.



  • Click Next and review your cutting file in 2D view. You can also simulate the cutting job and see how the wire moves along the block.



  • Click Finish and save your cutting file as a .gcode file or another format. You can also export your cutting file as a .dxf file or a .bmp file.



You can also watch this video tutorial that shows you how to use the vertical blocks wizard to create cutting files for vertical blocks.


The cutting file formats and the simulation of the cutting job




Devfusfoamcrack supports various cutting file formats that can be used by different CNC hot wire foam cutting machines. Some of them are:


  • G Code: This is a standard format that is widely used by many CNC machines. It consists of commands that tell the machine how to move the wire along the block. You can edit the G Code file using a text editor or a G Code editor.



  • DXF: This is a vector format that is widely used by many CAD applications. It consists of lines, arcs, circles, etc. that define the shape of the block. You can edit the DXF file using a CAD application or a DXF editor.



  • HPGL: This is a vector format that is widely used by many plotter machines. It consists of commands that tell the machine how to draw the shape of the block. You can edit the HPGL file using a text editor or a HPGL editor.



  • BMP: This is a raster format that is widely used by many image applications. It consists of pixels that define the color and brightness of the block. You can edit the BMP file using an image application or a BMP editor.



Devfusfoamcrack also allows you to simulate the cutting job and see how the wire moves along the block. This can help you check for errors, optimize the cutting parameters, and preview the final result. To simulate the cutting job, you need to follow these steps:


  • Click on Tools > Simulation or press Ctrl+S on your keyboard.



  • Select the cutting file you want to simulate and click Open.



  • Adjust the simulation speed, pause, resume, or stop the simulation using the buttons on the toolbar.



  • Watch how the wire moves along the block and cuts it according to the cutting file.



You can also watch this video tutorial that shows you how to simulate the cutting job using Devfusfoamcrack.


How to use Devfusfoamcrack to create the formers for a CNC milling machine




Another feature of Devfusfoamcrack is that it allows you to create the formers for your fuselage. Formers are pieces of wood or other materials that are attached to the inside of your fuselage to provide strength and support. You can use a CNC milling machine to cut out the formers from a sheet of material according to your design. To create the formers for your fuselage, you need to follow these steps:


  • Click on Tools > Milling or press Ctrl+M on your keyboard.



  • Select whether you want to create formers for horizontal blocks or vertical blocks. The formers will be created according to the shape and size of your blocks.



  • Select whether you want to create one former for each block or one former for each pair of blocks. The former will be created according to the position and orientation of your blocks.



  • Select whether you want to create formers with holes or without holes. The holes will be created according to the position and size of your spars.



  • Select whether you want to create formers with slots or without slots. The slots will be created according to the position and size of your wing slots and canopy slots.



  • Select whether you want to create formers with labels or without labels. The labels will be created according to the name and number of your blocks.



  • Click Next and review your formers in 2D view. You can also simulate the milling job and see how the milling tool moves along the sheet of material.



  • Click Finish and save your formers as a .gcode file or another format. You can also export your formers as a .dxf file or a .bmp file.



You can also watch this video tutorial that shows you how to create formers for your fuselage using Devfusfoamcrack.


The milling preview and the simulator




Devfusfoamcrack allows you to preview the milling job and see how the milling tool moves along the sheet of material. This can help you check for errors, optimize the milling parameters, and preview the final result. To preview the milling job, you need to follow these steps:


  • Click on Tools > Milling Preview or press Ctrl+P on your keyboard.



  • Select the former you want to preview and click Open.



  • Adjust the simulation speed, pause, resume, or stop the simulation using the buttons on the toolbar.



  • Watch how the milling tool moves along the sheet of material and cuts out the former according to the former file.



You can also watch this video tutorial that shows you how to preview the milling job using Devfusfoamcrack.


The advantages of adding formers or using them as templates




Adding formers to your fuselage can have several advantages, such as:


  • They can provide strength and support to your fuselage and prevent it from bending or breaking.



  • They can help you align and attach your wings, canopy, tail, landing gear, etc. to your fuselage.



  • They can add some weight and balance to your fuselage and improve its aerodynamics and stability.



  • They can make your fuselage look more realistic and detailed.



If you do not want to add formers to your fuselage, you can still use them as templates to mark the position and size of your wings, canopy, tail, landing gear, etc. on your fuselage. This can help you cut out the slots or holes for them more accurately and easily.


What are the new features added to Devfusfoamcrack release 2?




Devfusfoamcrack release 2 is the latest version of Devfusfoamcrack that was released in June 2023. It has some new features that make it more powerful and versatile than before. Some of them are:


The wing slots cutting wizard




The wing slots cutting wizard is a tool that helps you create the slots for the wings on your fuselage. You can choose fr


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