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by scottatTS
Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: TopSolid'Wood
Topic: CURVED raised panel profile mismatch
Replies: 2
Views: 655

Re: CURVED raised panel profile mismatch

More images: Here is the panel when NOT curved, curved models should look very similar with nice matching corner intersections. Correct flat surface Raised panel.jpg And here is the side profile of the BAD curved panel. As you can see, the geometry does not work to use the the same knife from the sy...
by scottatTS
Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:07 am
Forum: TopSolid'Wood
Topic: CURVED raised panel profile mismatch
Replies: 2
Views: 655

CURVED raised panel profile mismatch

How do we accurately model curved raise panels in TS? GOAL: Parametric half round cased opening with curved raised panels on the inside of the curved face, and where of course all the geometry is correct and the raised panel corners are beautiful. We will chain-sweep the entire panel on our CNC. PRO...
by scottatTS
Wed May 29, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: TopSolid'Wood
Topic: MOUSE Recommendations
Replies: 11
Views: 3185

Re: MOUSE Recommendations

Thanks everyone! I ordered two mice - Damian's Utechsmart version, and a simpler 3D Connexion wireless. I'd already ordered the 3D, and since the Utech was only $29 I figured I could try!
by scottatTS
Wed May 29, 2019 4:10 am
Forum: TopSolid'Wood
Topic: MOUSE Recommendations
Replies: 11
Views: 3185

Re: MOUSE Recommendations

Damian, I am considering your mouse, but seems it is not available in the US. However, when I put "uRage MMorpg mouse" into Amazon I get two other brands that look very similar. UtechSmart Venus looks almost identical, Redragon very similar. I'm not into gaming so I don't know any of these brands an...
by scottatTS
Wed May 29, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: TopSolid'Wood
Topic: MOUSE Recommendations
Replies: 11
Views: 3185

Re: MOUSE Recommendations

Damian, Thanks for the detailed input and screen shots - very helpful! Practically speaking, tell me about your experience using a mouse with so many buttons... how often do you "misfire" and accidently click the wrong button, or two buttons at once, or forget and have to look at the side of the mou...
by scottatTS
Tue May 28, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: TopSolid'Wood
Topic: MOUSE Recommendations
Replies: 11
Views: 3185

Re: MOUSE Recommendations

Thanks Todd. I like the suggestion of the ctl key being programmed on the mouse. What do you think of the 3dConnexion wireless CADMouse? it's the simple one, I think just 5 buttons plus the center scroll wheel, has the forward and backward on the side too. btw, Say "Hi" to Robbie K from Middle Earth...
by scottatTS
Mon May 27, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: TopSolid'Wood
Topic: MOUSE Recommendations
Replies: 11
Views: 3185

MOUSE Recommendations

What mouse have you found to work well with TS'Wood? I am thinking to move beyond my ordinary MS 3 button wireless mouse to something that will speed up CAD modeling. Not necessarily looking for one that looks like a jet cockpit (I've seen some fancy mouse with LCD screens and buttons all over! :sho...
by scottatTS
Mon May 27, 2019 5:15 am
Forum: TopSolid'Design
Topic: MOUSE recommendations
Replies: 1
Views: 3295

MOUSE recommendations

What mouse have you found to work well with TS? I am thinking to move beyond my ordinary MS 3 button wireless mouse to something that will speed up CAD modeling. Not necessarily looking for one that looks like a jet cockpit (I've seen some fancy mouse with LCD screens and buttons all over! :shock: )...
by scottatTS
Tue Sep 30, 2014 6:33 pm
Forum: TopSolid'WoodCam
Topic: AlphaCAM vs. TopSolid'WoodCAM
Replies: 6
Views: 14677

Re: AlphaCAM vs. TopSolid'WoodCAM

Interesting old thread. I still don't understand why the original question was misunderstood; perhaps I should have written a longer question. I understood then and now the difference between CAD and CAM. What I was asking for was a comparison on the CAM side of things between the industry leader Al...
by scottatTS
Thu Jun 28, 2012 5:46 pm
Forum: TopSolid'WoodCam
Topic: rotary 4th axis - using SIDE of straight tool
Replies: 1
Views: 6641

rotary 4th axis - using SIDE of straight tool

we have an outboard rotary 4th axis (lathe) and we want to cut some dowels by using the SIDE of a nice Vortex spiral bit. Problem is TS only allows us to cut using the END of the tool - completely unacceptable. We cant seem to get around this. We'd like to chain-sweep along the LENGTH of the stock, ...
by scottatTS
Wed Jun 20, 2012 4:13 pm
Forum: TopSolid'Wood
Topic: Optimizing TS for kitchen cabs
Replies: 1
Views: 3593

Optimizing TS for kitchen cabs

What is the best way to optimize TS for kitchen cabinets? Does anyone have a parametric kitchen cabinet template they would be willing to share? We want to be able to choose door/ drawer front configurations (e.g. 3 drawer bank, vs two doors one drawer, etc) Want to be able to choose drawer box hard...
by scottatTS
Thu May 10, 2012 6:21 am
Forum: TopSolid'Design
Topic: Bring 2d Scanned shapes into TS?
Replies: 2
Views: 7742

Bring 2d Scanned shapes into TS?

How do I take a 2d line art scanned curve in a typical scanned format (e.g. .bmp) and bring it into TS directly and use it? A customer has a large complex piece of wood molding they want us to recreate. I want to import this shape as a bitmap (or other scanned format) and re-create it in TS so we ca...
by scottatTS
Wed Jun 02, 2010 1:42 pm
Forum: TopSolid'WoodCam
Topic: AlphaCAM vs. TopSolid'WoodCAM
Replies: 6
Views: 14677

btw, the attached photo shows some of the kind of furniture we want to make - perhaps that will help guide comments on the differences between Alpha and TS. We currently make this kind of furniture with tradtional machinery - shapers, hand-routers and hand-carving with hand-rubbed oil finishes. We h...
by scottatTS
Wed Jun 02, 2010 1:28 pm
Forum: TopSolid'WoodCam
Topic: AlphaCAM vs. TopSolid'WoodCAM
Replies: 6
Views: 14677

With due respect Jeff, I beg to differ. Sorry my question is too kindergarten for you :lol: but that is where we are right now. Asking questions of actual users is part of my due-diligence before buying expensive software. Our buying decision, right now, is between AlphaCAM's premium product and TS'...
by scottatTS
Wed Jun 02, 2010 12:38 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: SolidWorks Premium vs. TopSolid'Wood CAD
Replies: 3
Views: 18584

Christopher, We already have the latest Solidworks 2009 premium. We are considering very strongly to go with TopSolid'wood. Just looking to hear something of the plus and minus from users , as well as sellers. This is part of how I make my buying decisions on a major purchase like this. I like to he...