There aren’t any components in the model. Is it each plate that needs to be cut out and welded together? Considering the shapes, it looks to me as if you’d be better off with dimensioned drawings. You could lay out the plates flat and add dimensions rather easily. You’ll need to give the parts some thickness though as that will impact the dimensions of other parts.
Thanks for the response DaveR. You are rigth in your assumtion. I need the dimentions of each plate, so that the local metal shop can cut them for me. And possibly weld them as well, if they are not to expencive.
I’ll do some reading up and try and add the dimentions.
I think 3mm will be about right. The bumper needs to take a beating on the trail, but not be so solid that it will transfere to much of the impact to the frame if somebody runs into me from behind on the high way.
If you could do that drawing out part, it would be greate help. I have never used a 3D tool before, and I’m struggeling a bit to be honest.
I am the one who has written the Builder extension - glad to see you have found it, it should indeed do what you want! I have only just released it and have no facility to test in on a Mac myself, and hence have specified it as Windows only for the time being. I imagine that the actual code should work but just the webdialogs might have issues. If you (or anyone else!) fancies installing it on Mac and letting me know the your results that would be amazing!
As Cotty says, you probably want to get to grips with the software more before trying to design this. At the very least for Builder to work on this model you need to design the bumper using a component for each sheet metal part - currently the model is just lots of joined primitive geometry, unless DaveR has fixed that for you?