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by Chris Hammond
Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: TopSolid'Wood
Topic: radius lines not visible in draft
Replies: 2
Views: 407

Re: radius lines not visible in draft

Modify the view. Under "Edges/Rendering" you will see "Smooth Edges", select Half Intensity under the pull down menu.
by Chris Hammond
Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: TopSolid'Wood
Topic: Import Adobe Illustrator text
Replies: 2
Views: 664

Re: Import Adobe Illustrator text

If you can get it into a DWG, try opening the DWG in TopSolid. Then start a sketch and use the insert functions to bring the lines into the sketch. Finally constrain the inserted lines (try the fixity or rigidity constraint). This should work but you should make sure your DWG file has polylines and ...
by Chris Hammond
Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: TopSolid'Wood
Topic: molding creation?
Replies: 12
Views: 3052

Re: molding creation?

Also use sketch to make the shape. It's better than using contour. Once you get one extruded component done with a sketch, you can do a save as, edit the sketch (where if you wish you could erase all the lines and start over) and then save. Faster than creating new from scratch.
by Chris Hammond
Mon Mar 28, 2016 9:41 pm
Forum: TopSolid'Wood
Topic: Unable to make "Curve-curve intersections point"
Replies: 6
Views: 2432

Re: Unable to make "Curve-curve intersections point"

Hi Robert, I think the issue is your trying to do an intersection with a thicken curve. Try using an offset contour. In my opinion these type of curves are far easier to do in sketch rather than the curve function.

Chris
by Chris Hammond
Tue Jan 19, 2016 8:50 pm
Forum: TopSolid'Wood
Topic: un-merging a parametric sub-assembly from the group
Replies: 2
Views: 1346

Re: un-merging a parametric sub-assembly from the group

Hi Robert, Find the column you want to change in the tree, navigate to the drivers. Right click on the paramter you wish to change and select "replace". This allows you to replace the parameter for just that one instance. I've attached a screen shot.

Thanks,

Chris
by Chris Hammond
Thu Jan 07, 2016 1:51 pm
Forum: TopSolid'Wood
Topic: machining operation breaks
Replies: 2
Views: 3087

Re: machining operation breaks

Hi Robert, We don't use the molding process because we don't have any machining processes associated with it so I can't say why it doesn't work. However I would have done this with the groove function using a 45 degree cutter running on center. I tried this and it works fine. However, it might not b...
by Chris Hammond
Tue Mar 31, 2015 3:18 pm
Forum: TopSolid'Wood
Topic: Arc lenght dimension in sketch
Replies: 3
Views: 1516

Re: Arc lenght dimension in sketch

I'm not sure you can. You can however use math to determine the angle based on arc length and radius. The formula is Arc Length = Angle (in radians) * radius. To rewrite that to solve for the angle in degrees the formula is Angle = (180* Arc Length)/(PI * radius). I tried it out using a parameter fo...