Still Fighting With CAD

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Re: Still Fighting With CAD

Post by SteveHGraham » Fri Sep 18, 2015 10:49 am

I think I prefer to live in denial. Thank you for making me more comfortable with it.
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Re: Still Fighting With CAD

Post by SteveHGraham » Sat Sep 19, 2015 11:40 am

The Fusion 360 suggestion seems to be a winner. I can already make stuff about as easily as I did in Alibre (not saying a hell of a lot).

Here is a part for my neutronic infundibulator.
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Re: Still Fighting With CAD

Post by warmstrong1955 » Sat Sep 19, 2015 12:09 pm

Looks more like a rogut retainer for a cragameter to me.
(a sub-assembly of a camshawrinkback)

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Re: Still Fighting With CAD

Post by SteveHGraham » Sat Sep 19, 2015 12:20 pm

Are you accusing me of industrial espionage?
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Re: Still Fighting With CAD

Post by warmstrong1955 » Sat Sep 19, 2015 12:51 pm

SteveHGraham wrote:Are you accusing me of industrial espionage?
No no......

Just improper nomenclature....

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Re: Still Fighting With CAD

Post by SteveHGraham » Sat Sep 19, 2015 2:47 pm

I already have the patent on this in China.
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Re: Still Fighting With CAD

Post by Bill Shields » Sat Sep 19, 2015 4:18 pm

OK...I bite...what is the Chinese word for 'patent'?

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Re: Still Fighting With CAD

Post by SteveHGraham » Sat Sep 19, 2015 4:52 pm

Same phrase they use for "toilet paper."
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Re: Still Fighting With CAD

Post by Bill Shields » Sat Sep 19, 2015 5:12 pm

AH...but they have a USE for that...

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Re: Still Fighting With CAD

Post by Harold_V » Sun Sep 20, 2015 5:05 am

Bill Shields wrote:OK...I bite...what is the Chinese word for 'patent'?
I believe it's "I think I'll make and sell those things."

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Re: Still Fighting With CAD

Post by SteveHGraham » Tue Sep 22, 2015 5:23 pm

I am making pretty good progress. This program seems less insane than Alibre. There are a few bugs in the drawing I made today, but it works.

Can't get rid of that yellow bit.
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Re: Still Fighting With CAD

Post by DeanQ » Thu Sep 24, 2015 3:39 pm

SteveHGraham wrote:I started getting back into CAD this week, and I decided to resolve my issues with getting drawings done and sent off to CAM.
I bought Dolphin CAD and CAM, but I was never able to make 3D parts the way Alibre made them. I still have no idea how to rotate parts in 3 dimensions. I don't think Dolphin will let you do it, except in Partmaster 3D, which is just a viewer and exporter with no CAD functions.
I hate to spend more money, but I am fed up with Dolphin's CAD interface. Wondering if there is anything else out there, for nothing or very little, that will do what Geomagic will do, without a crappy interface.
Interesting.
Dolphin isn't a 3D program (it's 2.5D), Why would you think it would produce 3D assemblies?
I find it quite acceptable for what it is and it's price point. Once you get past it's English (vice American) vocabulary it's rather quick to use. JMHO.
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