Elevate your woodworking and joinery projects with our Dowel-Pro Extension for Fusion 360. This innovative tool simplifies the creation of dowel and loose tenon assemblies, empowering you to design like a pro.
- Dowel or Loose Tenon Assemblies: Model precise dowel or loose tenon joints effortlessly, opening up a world of design possibilities.
- Flexible Dowel Selection: Choose from a list of predefined dowel types, including the most common dimensions, or enter custom dimensions for non-standard requirements.
- Customize Dowel Quantity: Specify the number of dowels for your assembly, allowing you to fine-tune your designs.
- Automatic Assembly Modeling: Watch your assembly come to life with automatic modeling, saving you valuable time and effort.
- Diverse Assembly Options: Experiment with various assembly configurations and adapt your designs to perfection.
Unlock the potential of dowel and loose tenon joinery with our Dowel-Pro Extension. Whether you're a seasoned woodworker or an aspiring designer, this tool streamlines your workflow, giving you the creative freedom to craft like a pro. Try it today and take your woodworking projects to new heights!
Instructions for use
To open the extension, go to the "SOLID" section. You can either click on the following icon in the toolbar
, or click on the link in the "Edit" menu.
Begin by selecting two solids, ensuring the face in contact of the first plank is fully contained within the face of the second plank.
Then tailor your design using the following configuration parameters:
- Number of Dowels in Length: Set the number of dowels along the length of the assembly.
- Number of Dowels in Width: Specify the number of dowels along the width of the assembly.
- Dowel Type: Choose from round or flat dowels.
- Dowel Model: Select from a list of standard dimensions or enter custom dimensions for a personalized fit.
- Rotation: Adjust the orientation of flat dowels if needed.
- Width Gap: Set the assembly clearance on each side of the flat dowels.
- Solid Names for Dowels: Define the names for the dowel solids.
- Appearance: Customize the appearance of the dowels from a dropdown list.
If you want to preview the result before finalizing, check the "Preview Result" box. Once satisfied, click "OK" to automatically generate the assembly.
This extension is available in the following languages:
If you want to help translate this extension into your language, please contact me by email: email@example.com.
To install this app/plug-in from Autodesk App Store, run the installer you downloaded.
If you want to temporarily stop using the add-in, you can unload it by clicking the "Stop" button when the add-in is selected in the list box on the "Add-Ins" tab of the "Scripts and Add-Ins" dialog. To prevent the add-in from being loaded in future sessions of Fusion 360, uncheck the "Run on Startup" option. To fully uninstall the plug-in, first exit the Autodesk product if it's currently running, then run the installer again and select the "Uninstall" button. Alternatively, you can remove the plug-in from your system through 'Control Panel/Programs and Features' (Windows 7/8.1/10/11), just like any other application.
- Version 1.0.0: First version.
Support and contact
- Company: Woodsoul
- Developer: Emmanuel OLIVE
If you encounter any issues while using this application or want to suggest modifications, please contact me by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.