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Turbo Talk => General Discussion => Topic started by: Chris on August 16, 2018, 10:33:13 AM

Title: Simple Pyramid
Post by: Chris on August 16, 2018, 10:33:13 AM
Hi Folks,

I drew a square and put it at (0,0,0) and I put a point in the geometric center at (0,0, 1) I tried to make a pyramid, with the "prism" tool, which works if I use a tiny square, instead of a point. TurboCAD instructs me to use the "lofting" tool in the case of a point, which I cannot find. Any advice?

Thanks for the help,

Chris.
Title: Re: Simple Pyramid
Post by: John R on August 16, 2018, 10:38:30 AM
Use the Cone tool with "Specify 2D Base" active. Select the rectangle, give it a height and that will give you a pyramid.
Title: Re: Simple Pyramid
Post by: Henry Hubich on August 16, 2018, 11:33:45 AM
Hi Folks,

I drew a square and put it at (0,0,0) and I put a point in the geometric center at (0,0, 1) I tried to make a pyramid, with the "prism" tool, which works if I use a tiny square, instead of a point. TurboCAD instructs me to use the "lofting" tool in the case of a point, which I cannot find. Any advice?

Thanks for the help,

Chris.

If you're using TCad Deluxe, I don't think that edition includes the Lofting tool.

Henry H
Title: Re: Simple Pyramid
Post by: Chris on August 16, 2018, 12:02:48 PM
Hi John R.,  Many thanks.

Hi Henry H, I am using Deluxe, and you are probably correct that there is no lofting tool, but John R.'s advice and the "Cone" tool will accomplish want I need. Thanks.
Title: Re: Simple Pyramid
Post by: John R on August 16, 2018, 12:40:30 PM
You're welcome. A couple of pyramids from rectangles, some with fillets and some using the "Cut Cone" options.