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Problems / Re: Dimensions
« Last post by John R on September 18, 2018, 03:58:51 PM »
Thanks for the movie link.

I stopped using their $Construction tools back around version 5 and went to using normal lines, circles, etc. on a layer called "Construction". Easier to select and edit, plus they don't run on forever. I also use the 3D Polyline tool to draw construction lines between workplanes.
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Problems / Re: Is This A bug?
« Last post by John R on September 18, 2018, 03:36:06 PM »
Murray,

I was trying to snap to the red circles tangent. It is just there as an indicator to allow for spanner clearance on the nut.
When you say facet editor, do you mean the facet toolbar? I can't find any reference to a facet editor. Also how do i 'red highlight'. I have seen pink and green only.

Thank you

Facet Edit in the Help mentions Facet Editor.
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Problems / Re: Is This A bug?
« Last post by murray dickinson on September 18, 2018, 01:57:44 PM »
There is a tangent running snap, and line tools that draw from tangents or to tangents, or you can draw a tangential line as the side of a rectangle with one side equal to the circle's radius with the corner that's coincident with the circle's centre as the centre of rotation, as the picture shows.  Facet editor is a tool that's part of the modify suite.  Like Quick Pull, it's what's called a "direct edit" tool, that operates directly on the faces and features of the solids being modified instead of modifying profiles or paths, or using Booleans operands.   When you select a solid with facet editor, the faces are marked with a square blue indicator, like edges are with blend and chamfer.  Like blend and chamfer, the blue indicator to select the feature you want to work with turns red when you click on it or on the feature it marks. 
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Problems / Re: Dimensions
« Last post by Bitterend on September 18, 2018, 12:51:03 PM »
John,
Not quite. I have a Clarkson tool grinder and would like to be able to grind drills with 2 and 4 facets. The clarkson attachment is  about as rare as hens teeth! and the last one I found for sale was about 4 years ago and sold for about £1000. The geometry for drill points is complicated. The best explanation I had was grinding the form of the inside of a cone one one face. This jig is similar to Clarksons own, which appears to be a modified Potts Jig. I am making further modifications to take an ER32 Colet holder (because I have one) and also to take a clamp to hold lathe tools so I can easily grind accurate angles for oddball screw threads, Buttress threads being one of them.
There are plenty of these Clarksons about, also known as a Mach tool grinder in the states, I could make one from paper sketches, but, I really need proper working drawings, and hopefully I can see most of the problems before cutting metal.
I have not managed to get my head round TC properly before, only used it for 2D plans. This seemed to be a good real-world exercise. An assembly with multiple parts, most of which are fairly simple. What throws me mostly is the manipulation of the workspace and the snaps. Just spent hours trying to figure out how to get a construction line a set distance above the bottom of the base for the axis height of the grindstone.
There is a YouTube video of a Clarkson Drill Grinder Atachment by George Hegg
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Problems / Re: Is This A bug?
« Last post by Bitterend on September 18, 2018, 12:28:05 PM »
Murray,

I was trying to snap to the red circles tangent. It is just there as an indicator to allow for spanner clearance on the nut.
When you say facet editor, do you mean the facet toolbar? I can't find any reference to a facet editor. Also how do i 'red highlight'. I have seen pink and green only.

Thank you
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Problems / Re: Dimensions
« Last post by John R on September 18, 2018, 11:04:05 AM »
>>>SNIP
>>>
You guys out there have no idea how greatfull I am for the help. The answers are out there, but not knowing what terms to use in a search usually returns 'no matches found'. Oh and for your information, I am reverse engineering a drill grinding jig for an old English tool grinder. the tool grinders are plentyfull, but the jigs are as rare as hens teeth. The intention is to modify the unit so as to grind drill points and other tools.
Thanks again

Is this drawing from Engineering Graphics something similar to what you're attempting?
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Problems / Re: re-setting origin in an object
« Last post by Henry Hubich on September 18, 2018, 08:20:40 AM »
Henry,
Thank you so much.
The problem is all the different tool , pallets and menus that finding something is difficult. And if one does not know what to call the option damn near impossible. I do find the manual somewhat lacking in detailsabout associated commands.

Marcel

Yes, it is difficult. I've been using TurboCAD since Version 2, and I still have trouble sometimes finding a particular tool.

Henry H
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Problems / Re: Apparent Bug: TC Surface Simplification makes conversion to Solid hollow
« Last post by Dean on September 18, 2018, 05:26:21 AM »
i'm curious  :)
when you get a chance try the dxf file in dropbox.

Here's the link.    https://www.dropbox.com/s/41uynafz3zjbksb/solid%20frame.dxf?dl=0

Looks good, but I am puzzled.  The facet count seems to be approx. the same as my simplified frame, but the resulting DXF file is considerably smaller.

What was your procedure for the final result?


Jeff

Opened drawing > see attached.
Frame > TC surface simplification set to 50% with contract boundaries
Frame change properties to Solid
Groove > exploded once = (two ACIS solids) then subtracted them from frame one at a time.
Selected ACIS solid object > Saved as (selection) R14 DXF .
I usually save as in R14 or 2000 dxf. Always better unless requested to save in these dxf formats.
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Problems / Re: re-setting origin in an object
« Last post by Bitterend on September 18, 2018, 04:51:20 AM »
Henry,
Thank you so much.
The problem is all the different tool , pallets and menus that finding something is difficult. And if one does not know what to call the option damn near impossible. I do find the manual somewhat lacking in detailsabout associated commands.

Marcel
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Problems / Re: Bending /Unbending v21 64bit
« Last post by murray dickinson on September 17, 2018, 09:55:43 PM »
In my experience any pickable face of a unbend candidate can be the "base" face.  I don't think that it means anything more than declaring the workplane that the sheet unbends to. 
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