Good evening all,
Im pretty much brand new to cycle design and frame building, and having bikecad pro to visualise my idea prior to cutting anything is brilliant. Im finding the software largely very intuitive, but have a pretty noob question all the same.
Im sure theres something glaringly obvious that im missing but it's late and the ol grey matter isnt firing on all cylinders.
When inputting chainstay bend information into bikecad, it seems to require it in terms of radius of bend and deflection from a centreline drawn between the centre of the tube at each end unless I am mistaken?
The technical drawings I have from columbus and deda for their pre-bent stays give the information in terms of radius again but express the amount of bend in terms of degrees.
Is there a direct way of inputting this information or a short way around converting it without having to draw it out on paper to scale, like for example a linear relationship where 0 degrees is 0 deflection, 90 degrees is deflection equal to the radius and in between is in between, though Im anticipating it not being as simple as that?
Thanks in advance