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September 9, 2019 13:44

Is there an 8020 - Extruded Aluminum Library?

I am trying to design a custom solar mount.  Is there a library of standard extruded aluminum parts? 8020 has one for another CAD tool, but they dont know if DS can import their library.

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September 10, 2019 07:52

You could use this site. You will need to register.
https://www.3dcontentcentral.com/parts/supplier/80%2020-Inc.aspx
Pick the part you want and download in either 'Step' or 'Stl'
The Step file will be 'read only' just copy and paste the profile. The Stl can be made into a solid.

September 10, 2019 07:52

Sketchup has an Extrusion library here.
http://www.flomoco.com/ips_flomoco.html

DesignSpark can read and write Sketchup files (.skp)

If you decide to use them be aware that .skp files will have 'faceted' curves. The geometry can be used to 'draw over' these arcs and circles to create smooth surfaces.

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