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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.

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John R.

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* October 03, 2018, 05:29:35 AM
#1
Very impressive,  Yourself and Deluxe have done a great job, and the faceting is hardly noticeable.

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October 03, 2018, 05:48:18 AM
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* October 03, 2018, 08:43:38 AM
#3
The way you worked around the absence of the Filleting tool is downright amazing, John.

Henry H

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October 03, 2018, 09:49:50 AM
#4
John,

    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
#5
A Grand piece of work from the "Grand supreme Poobah"  :)

Nice one John.

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* October 03, 2018, 03:35:10 PM
#6
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).

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John R.

V17—V21, 2015—2018
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RedSDK enabled
Windows 10 Pro, 64-bit


* November 13, 2018, 08:49:56 PM
#7
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)

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John R.

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December 14, 2018, 10:48:44 AM
#8
Very well done John.

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December 16, 2018, 02:39:10 AM
#9
Clever use of the tools at hand.


Jeff

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