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  1. perhaps this file can help: (it is about 8 years old) Frosted glass.fmz.zip
  2. vva

    Export for CNC paths

    yes, holes are a bit problematic. in the last years I use the .stp export (3D) and most newer machines can work with that files. have a try vva
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    Export for CNC paths

    hi you can use the orthographic projection with the "Derive tool" (the last one in the Derive palette) -if your panels are flat. Or "Derive Segments" - with Shift select one after the other segment and copy to a new file. good luck vva
  4. Hi all, to make clear that you can not saw a curved - non planar- face - even with a cnc cutting with a 5 axis circular saw you need a 5 axis milling machine... So my hint was to use the midpoint of the segments (best compromise) to get the angle of the mitre ! now you can use the angle for a numeric input to your machine or to construct the mitre of each edge. (in different ways, sheet by sheet and edge by edge) And as Des said. "The outer boundary face edges would still not perfectly line up so would have to be planed after assembly." vva
  5. Hi you have to align to midpoint of segment ! so it may look like this: vva
  6. hi Gyro, I hope I understand you right: >"The problem I’m having is finding the angle where the facets meet."< I do it this way: draw a rectangle (100x100mm) and use the "Place On" tool. Use "Segment Midpoint" and "Along Normal/Tangent". select the rectangle and then the object. Now you can measure the angle for the Now you can measure the angel on each side of a face for your cutting machine. vva
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    Simple modeling... stuck on basics!

    In FormZ, this takes about 15 seconds, in this way: 1) Create wall 2) Drag vertical guide in 2" from left > use "Offset a Segment" ! 3) Drag vertical guide in 2" from right > use "Offset a Segment" ! 4) Drag horizontal guide up from bottom 3' > use "Offset a Segment" ! you don't need > 5) Create rectangle on surface, at 16" x 9", at intersection of left & bottom guides you don't need > 6) Select rectangle and scale proportionally from top right corner to right guide 7) Push 1" with the "Transform Tool" good luck vva
  8. another way to check: draw the (3D) diagonale through the cube, group with the cube and rotate like Setz told you. now you can check the diagonale standing exactly vertical. vva
  9. vva

    OBJ export crashes

    hi Rudy, I have no problems with your file, but used “ObjectDoctor“ before exporting. OBJ-Crash_Object.obj
  10. vva

    Derive Face from outline

    the easiest way to solve this is to use "Derive > Projection" to ground plain. vva
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    macOS Mojave

    In the "Open" and "Import" dialog the checkbox for "Add to project" is not available. click on the "Options" button shows no reaction... vva
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    Display resolution

    hi JL, there are 3 small holes in your hood (for the cables), they make the faceting a bit complex. work around : derive the contour and rotate it. so you have best control over the faceting. vva
  13. vva

    macOS Mojave

    yes, it runs fine. no problems here...
  14. vva

    IGES difficult to open

    good morning Jean Luc here is the zipped file : https://www.dropbox.com/s/mwukfgcjnovidy3/SKYLOOP.IGS.fmz.zip?dl=0 there was a lot of corrupt geometry in the file it worked with skip point and text objects and "heal corrupt geometry" vva
  15. Allan please try this file: Measure between.fmz.zip vva