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  1. jsiggia

    custom reference plane crash

    This bug just bit me again, anything soon? Thanks, Joe
  2. SoenkeD, You might enjoy this. http://www.lasercamm.com/rapid.htm Joe
  3. Hey Z, Perhaps this "tool option" can be made into its' own tool that could work on selected objects, or selected faces of desired object (for more control). Joe
  4. SoenkeD, The contour tool options will allow this. It's in the modify tool palette (11th row, left column) Left click the tool and select manual. But it only works with this tool. Hope this helps, Joe
  5. Congratulations Chris and Alexandra, It"s been a pleasure to meet you both and enjoy the fruits of your dreams all these years. You have given us a fantastic product with world class customer service. You should both be very proud. Live well, Joe Siggia
  6. Sjj, Are you checking the "make smooth objects" option in the import dialog? It should be checked by default, but you never know. Joe
  7. Steve, These are all located in the display options palette, F9 on your keyboard or from the palette menu. Joe
  8. The option to make the desired window active on rollover rather then a click would be welcome. Currently, you need to hold shift while clicking in a new window to keep the an item selected. Seems minor, but it adds up if you spend a lot of time here. Thanks for reading, Joe
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    Multi View window activation

    Thank you Z, But as I mentioned in my first post, this quickly adds up. Joe
  10. Once you have it saved, you would only need to match again if you changed the background image. Joe
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    Template file

    Perhaps a file menu item "Open Template File:.." An option in the save dialog to "Save as Template File" would be a nice addition. Thanks for reading, Joe
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    Capping a nurbs object

    This was back in the mid 90's Thanks again Joe
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    Capping a nurbs object

    Thanks Z, Didn't we have a similar issue years ago with revolved objects? The source shape could not touch the revolve axis, glad that's fixed. Joe
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    Capping a nurbs object

    Just to clarify, the start and end result are here in the same file. After applying the tool, only the center section is generated. Thanks, Joe
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    Capping a nurbs object

    Here is the result using UV's. Thanks for looking. Joe CapTech.fmz.zip
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    Capping a nurbs object

    Are you able to reproduce this? Thanks, Joe
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    Capping a nurbs object

    Z, Here is the file. Another issue while creating this shape. Create top and bottom airfoil shapes and join. (the result is a surface) now, to create a cap with tangency I need to use the uncover tool to create an uncovered wire. When I extrude this uncovered wire, I should get a surface with open ends, instead I get a solid with closed ends. Cap.fmz.zip
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    Capping a nurbs object

    Z, on the subject of cap tool, can this be made to produce a wing tip? When applied to the end of a wing section, the cap becomes oddly shaped at the sharp trailing edge. Thanks, Joe
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    material alignment issues

    Andrew, The project rendering options dialog has default settings for the project. You can specify Cubic there, but I've never had to change this, it has always been set to cubic. Joe
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    3D printing plugin?

    Different build materials have different tolerances for the same class of fit you desire. New materials are arriving almost monthly (Shapeways has a stretchy material). This would have to allow for some input from the user. Just thinking from the hip here... Joe
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    material alignment issues

    polifilo, Welcome to the forum! Without seeing your objects, I would suggest UV mapping in the first case. In the second, you could join the two objects (they don't need to touch), then use one map across both. Hope this helps. Joe
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    Object Doctor question

    Anton, I think perhaps the intent is to see what was wrong so you might avoid it in the future. Joe
  23. jsiggia

    Hidden line method - line thickness

    Here is a very old tutorial by Bernd Meissner on how he used Illustrator and line thickness exported to Illustrator. Hope this helps. Joe HiddenLine_tutorial_01.pdf
  24. Could the measure tool be improved to change just one dimension of an object rather then scaling the entire object (as an option of course)? I've seen such a tool in Ashlar-Vellum and SolidWorks. Thanks for reading. Joe
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    Measure tool change just one dimension?

    The edit axis tool doesn't work at the segment level. If I pre-pick a segment it deselects when I activate the tool. Joe