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    How do I get a bigger grid?

    here is the file: Grid 40mm.fmz.zip
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    How do I get a bigger grid?

    you have to reduce the over all grid size and zoom in to see the grid
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    Curve by formula

    I tried to create a "Superellipse" with the tool "Curve by Formular" . (have a look at > Wiki > Superellipse) didn't get it to work - but produced a lot of crashes any help is wellcome vva
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    Curve by formula

    Thank you for investigating this! in the meantime I found an Exel doc with a good graph that I used as underlay and made the curve as nurbs. so I got this: vva
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    Curve by formula

    hi Chris, this is the formula I used - the exponent as a decimal number: 2/2.5 = 0.8 (Piet Hein used 5/2) and I made some experiments with a variable (v) for the exponent: thank you for your help vva
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    hi Chris why do you prefer to built it with faces ? when Craig wants to make 3-D prints, he needs volumes. vva
  7. hello Tom, the best way to import sketchUp files , is never try to do it. the geometry is horrible and the time to correct it is ten times longer than building new in formZ good luck vva
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    Rounding a face

    a very simple thing ? I try to change the radius of the 4 edges from R=1,0mm to R=2,0mm. but none of the tool works. (btw. 3 of the 4 sides are rounded with a big radius) vva R1toR2.fmz
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    Rounding a face

    thank you very much for the help. I imported the contour of the face as a 2D .dxf file. that was an old file and therefore facetted vva
  10. perhaps this file can help: (it is about 8 years old) Frosted glass.fmz.zip
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    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
  13. 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
  14. Hi you have to align to midpoint of segment ! so it may look like this: vva
  15. 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
  17. 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
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    OBJ export crashes

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

    yes, it runs fine. no problems here...
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    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
  24. Allan please try this file: Measure between.fmz.zip vva
  25. Allan, I think your objects have some problems. I did the following: derive the top faces of the objects, use Object Doctor and give them the height again with the Reshape tool. i'm on iMac 10.13.5; fZ 8.6.2 (10099) vva