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A "Tool Vise" in TurboCAD Deluxe 2018
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* October 02, 2018, 10:52:38 PM
I  first did this back in TurboCAD V8 Pro and thought I would give it another try in TurboCAD Deluxe 2018 (V25). I wanted to see how far I could get without all the "Pro" tools (ie. Fillet Edges or Bend). I think I was able to pull it off by keeping the facet count high or finding ways to get it higher so it didn't look so clunky.

John R.

V17—V21, 2015—2018
Designer, Deluxe, Expert, Basic, Platinum
RedSDK enabled
Windows 10 Pro, 64-bit

* October 03, 2018, 05:29:35 AM
Very impressive,  Yourself and Deluxe have done a great job, and the faceting is hardly noticeable.


October 03, 2018, 05:48:18 AM

* October 03, 2018, 08:43:38 AM
The way you worked around the absence of the Filleting tool is downright amazing, John.

Henry H


October 03, 2018, 09:49:50 AM

    time and TC version, have done nothing to reduce how impressive this model still is.

Regards Tim

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* October 03, 2018, 03:10:36 PM
A Grand piece of work from the "Grand supreme Poobah"  :)

Nice one John.

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* October 03, 2018, 03:35:10 PM
Thanks all.

Filleting was a series of subtractions and/or additions on the Saddle.
  • After extruding the initial base part, I Rail swept a profile around the top edge and subtracted (the red colored part that is partially swept) (Pix 1 & 2).
  • I swept another profile where the bolt goes that had a fillet in it and placed it in the slot and 3D Added (pix 2).
  • I Revolved another profile that was similar to the edge fillet and copied. When subtracted, it cleaned up that little bump where the bolt-holder was added (pix 3).
  • For the top part of the Saddle I revolved a 2×3.5 rectangle, then turned its Rotation Angle from 360 to 90 (to maximize the facets). I rotated a copy and 3D Added. This was subtracted from an extrusion of that upper part, leaving the curved face finely faceted (pix 4).
  • A comparison shot of an extrusion with the curve built into the profile and the results of the subtracted revolve (pix 5).

John R.

V17—V21, 2015—2018
Designer, Deluxe, Expert, Basic, Platinum
RedSDK enabled
Windows 10 Pro, 64-bit

* November 13, 2018, 08:49:56 PM
How I applied the Text and hash marks to the Protractor Scale.

I had Simple Extrudes of the numbers that I brought over to a layout guide of the Scale and rotated each into place.
Once all the numbers were in place, they were 3D Added into one unit.
I did a similar thing with the hash marks.
A copy of the Scale and Numbers was moved a set distance to the side via the Inspector Bar. (03 pix)
One copy would be used in a 3D Intersect operation to make the text mimic the curve of the Scale.
The other copy would be used in a 3D Subtract operation to create the recesses in the Scale. (04 pix)
Now the '3D Intersect' numbers are moved back the same distance. (05 pix)

I went to "Options / Advanced Preferences" and temporarily turned on "Transfer Materials".
I 3D Subtracted the hash marks from the Scale and waited.......... (06 pix)
I found that with using a cylindrical object for the hash mark, they should stand just a bit ahead of the edge, otherwise anomalies appear (incomplete subtractions).
Once completed, I went back to Advanced Preferences and turned off "Transfer Materials".
When rendered, the material that was on the hash marks should show in the recesses. (07 pix)

John R.

V17—V21, 2015—2018
Designer, Deluxe, Expert, Basic, Platinum
RedSDK enabled
Windows 10 Pro, 64-bit

December 14, 2018, 10:48:44 AM
Very well done John.

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December 16, 2018, 02:39:10 AM
Clever use of the tools at hand.


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