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by ken
Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: TopSolid'Wood
Topic: Revit import
Replies: 3
Views: 139

Re: Revit import

6.18 is supposed to have support for BIM. I tried to save a file with the .ifc extension and it says, "unauthorized use" so I am assuming there is an additional module to buy (at least for supporting .ifc files). Let us know what you find out with the revit files.
by ken
Fri Aug 04, 2017 2:59 am
Forum: TopSolid'Wood
Topic: Importing Models into TopSolid
Replies: 5
Views: 562

Re: Importing Models into TopSolid

@Chad, thanks! We don't currently have the render package but we are looking at adding it in the future so that is good to know.
by ken
Fri Jul 28, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: TopSolid'Wood
Topic: Importing Models into TopSolid
Replies: 5
Views: 562

Re: Importing Models into TopSolid

The grabcad site is a great resource. Thanks for the tip! I am still wondering if there is a way to use the other file types since unfortunately most of the plumbing and appliance manufacturers used in projects we work on only have .dwg .dxf and sketchup files. The sketchup files seem to have smooth...
by ken
Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: TopSolid'Wood
Topic: Importing Models into TopSolid
Replies: 5
Views: 562

Importing Models into TopSolid

Hi Everyone, I am wondering if there is a way to import .dxf, .dwg, .skp models into TS without smooth faces instead of all the facets that currently show up? I know that you can use "smooth" to clean up faces but this is extremely time consuming. Has anyone come up with a good way to make use of th...
by ken
Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: TopSolid'WoodCam
Topic: Operation analysis
Replies: 3
Views: 716

Re: Operation analysis

As a work around, maybe you could just set up a custom process in CAM (see video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yl-WkK4Bvs&index=8&list=PLIBsABymhlXdu3M4HYtZypEVpZPDhl-nP ). Then in CAD, when you create the pocket, you can assign the process to that operation so that it will be automatically reco...
by ken
Wed May 24, 2017 6:06 am
Forum: TopSolid'Wood
Topic: Freelance TS Work?
Replies: 7
Views: 1301

Re: Freelance TS Work?

Hi Robert, We currently handle all our drawings in-house but I have always been curious about the out-sourcing process and I receive email solicitations from companies from time to time that provide drawings services. When you get the 2nd revision (final) drawings back do they provide you with culti...
by ken
Fri Mar 31, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: TopSolid'Wood
Topic: Assign material to a group of parts?
Replies: 6
Views: 740

Re: Assign material to a group of parts?

Yes, thanks Todd. I just tried using it yesterday after following this post and it is an awesome tool.
by ken
Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: TopSolid'Wood
Topic: door direction symbol in draft
Replies: 6
Views: 666

Re: door direction symbol in draft

Todd, So, the sub-assembly is inserted in another product before you made the draft? Good to know. I haven't tried that but when I was first trying to work with the feature I made an assembly, added the draft schematic, and made a draft but the schematic would never show. Put in an email to tech sup...
by ken
Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: TopSolid'Wood
Topic: door direction symbol in draft
Replies: 6
Views: 666

Re: door direction symbol in draft

Also, It will not work unless the item you have added the details/symbols to has been saved as a library component.
by ken
Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: TopSolid'Wood
Topic: Grain symbol
Replies: 7
Views: 1020

Re: Grain symbol

Here is a video I came across showing how to customize the grain symbol: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAa5utM ... P&index=12
by ken
Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: TopSolid'Wood
Topic: Best way to Cut Out Over-sized Parts in Nest
Replies: 3
Views: 559

Re: Best way to Cut Out Over-sized Parts in Nest

Okay, thanks Todd!

So, I am going to make a new part type, PRODUCTION ONLY, to assign the duplicate and allow me to to filter it out when drafting and on the display part, un-check Add to Cutting up.
by ken
Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: TopSolid'Wood
Topic: Best way to Cut Out Over-sized Parts in Nest
Replies: 3
Views: 559

Best way to Cut Out Over-sized Parts in Nest

I have some parts that are 5-1/2" wide but need to be out 1/4" wider (5-3/4") when they are nested so when they are added to the cabinet maker can flush trim off the extra material for a perfect fit. I tried to add the extra material using the over dimension field in the part characteristics but the...
by ken
Fri Feb 03, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: TopSolid'Design
Topic: Bring 2d Scanned shapes into TS?
Replies: 2
Views: 2816

Re: Bring 2d Scanned shapes into TS?

Hi ScottatTS, I am new to TS but I tried this the other day and was able to trace over a drawing sent by a customer using "Tools>Background bitmap" I haven't played around with it a lot but I think I pretty much chose the default options. Going through them, it gives you the option to scale the imag...
by ken
Thu Feb 02, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: TopSolid'Draft
Topic: Line weight Draft Save As PDF
Replies: 1
Views: 666

Re: Line weight Draft Save As PDF

Yes, It is controlled by the printer configuration file stored in Missler>V617>bin>printer folder. You can see which one you have selected when you select the drawing boarder using the modify element command (Wrench) and select the printer tab. printer config.jpg For some reason, I had to modify the...