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fretgenerator360

v1.0 Fretboard generator for guitarbuilders in Fusion360

Author: www.Audiohotshot.nl

PLEASE DO NOT CHANGE THIS FILE, IT'S GOING TO BE OVERWRITEN ON EACH UPGRADE

Purpose:

This Addin for Fusion360 is meant for making fretboards for guitars. The plugin draws a fretboard with fretlines. You can enter the scale of the fretboard; it wil draw the whole board including the frets. It also draws the line for the tremolo-part so you know what (when slanted) the exact direction of the trem is.

The plugin also draws a construction centre line. The whole fretboard is drawn on the centre of the x-axis. You can use this generator as a base for you guitardesign, as it draws a centre construction line. Also by selecting the whole fretboard and extruding it, you have the basis for a neck and fretboard.

If you like this plugin and/or have suggestions for improvements, you're welcome to let me know. Have fun drawing!

Installation:

Copy all files to your addins folder of Fusion360

Launch plugin:

Locate the plugin in the addin-panel of Fusion360 and press RUN. The plugin will stay resident in the addinpanel as long as its running.

Features:

  • Scale high - holds the scale for normal scales.
  • Slanted - will reveal the options for slanted fretboards
  • Scale low - holds the scale for slanted fretboards
  • Centre fret - holds the fretnumber which will be the centre of the slanted board
  • Number of frets - the amount of frets the boards will have (max 36)
  • Width - the width of the fret board
  • Show dots - will reveal and draw the positiondots
  • Diameter - the diameters of the dots
  • Draws a scale construction line in the centre of the fretboard
  • Draws a line to indicate centre and direction of bridge/tremolo

This was developed on a Mac running Fusion360 and Spyder2

Known issues:

Use realistic numbers; negative numbers or insane big numbers do not guarantee a normal result.

Disclaimer:

The software is made available "AS IS". It seems quite stable, but it is in an early stage of development. Hence there should be plenty of bugs not yet spotted.

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