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by Brian
Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:10 am
Forum: TopSolid'Design 7
Topic: how do you substract one part from another
Replies: 9
Views: 3650

Re: how do you substract one part from another

Hi Johan: Once you have created the assembly containing the parts you wish to modify, you need to make one (or more) of your parts "modifiable" (Modeling/Local Shapes/Make Locally Modifiable). After that you can use the Boolean operators (Modeling/Local Shapes/Boolean) to modify your part(s) within ...
by Brian
Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:12 am
Forum: TopSolid'Design 7
Topic: how do you substract one part from another
Replies: 9
Views: 3650

Re: how do you substract one part from another

Hi Johan: Ah, now I see your problem. I *think* (but I'm not certain....) you will want to make an assembly document containing the part(s) you want to act upon, and then perform your Boolean operations in the assembly document. I believe that you can also trim one part with another inside an assemb...
by Brian
Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: TopSolid'Design 7
Topic: how do you substract one part from another
Replies: 9
Views: 3650

Re: how do you substract one part from another

Hi Johan:

Yes, you will have to indicate which solid is the tool and which is your part.

Cheers, Brian
by Brian
Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:23 am
Forum: TopSolid'Design 7
Topic: how do you substract one part from another
Replies: 9
Views: 3650

Re: how do you substract one part from another

Hi Johan:

The Boolean functions are found under the Shape tab....Shape/Boolean (the Union, Subtraction, and Intersection options are found in the main dialog window).

Cheers, Brian
by Brian
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: TopSolid'Design 7
Topic: How to remove groves from surface?
Replies: 4
Views: 2545

Re: How to remove groves from surface?

Hi Michelle: It sounds like you're on the right track generally, but this can be a little "finicky" sometimes depending on the geometry you have to work with. Sometimes you have to do this in several steps, instead of all at once....I can't tell if there are fillets on the groove edges or not, but i...
by Brian
Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: TopSolid'Cam 7
Topic: Machining - templates not availible
Replies: 7
Views: 2757

Re: Machining - templates not availible

Hi Michelle:

Just a guess (and perhaps this has already been resolved?): is it possible that you have uninstalled/deleted some of the templates during your previous "cleanup" of your install?

Cheers, Brian
by Brian
Tue Sep 05, 2017 2:47 am
Forum: TopSolid'Design 7
Topic: Are Part > Properties disabled for the trial version?
Replies: 6
Views: 3193

Re: Are Part > Properties disabled for the trial version?

Hi Michelle:

I just sent you a reply to your PM-sorry for the late response. I think I may have hosed up something with my PM settings-not sure. I will assume "operator error" for now-LOL!

Cheers, Brian
by Brian
Sat Jul 15, 2017 1:21 am
Forum: TopSolid'Design 7
Topic: Are Part > Properties disabled for the trial version?
Replies: 6
Views: 3193

Re: Are Part > Properties disabled for the trial version?

Hi Michelle:

The French forum (http://forum.TopSolid.fr) has much more activity, and might be helpful....if you can read French!

Cheers, Brian
by Brian
Fri May 27, 2011 10:51 pm
Forum: TopSolid'Cam
Topic: [Solved] cutter compensation
Replies: 1
Views: 3274

Hi Steve: If you want to make the sort of small adjustments you would usually need to make as a tool wears during a job, simply use cutter comp... If you want to redefine a tool as having a different diameter after regrinding, then perhaps define a new tool in the TopTool database. Cheers........Brian
by Brian
Thu Apr 29, 2010 1:04 am
Forum: TopSolid'Cam
Topic: [Solved] Operation Manager and posting with 64 bit
Replies: 13
Views: 15306

Hi Steven, Reordering of operations is quite easy...highlight the operation(s) you want to copy/move, hit CTRL-X (standard Windows command for "cut"), or CTRL-C ("copy"), then highlight the operation in the ops manager that you want to paste *after*, and hit CTRL-V ("paste"). If you want to move som...
by Brian
Thu Oct 08, 2009 6:21 am
Forum: TopSolid'Cam
Topic: work book needed for TopSolid cam and/or design
Replies: 7
Views: 8188

Manuals...check your install DVD for PDF copies of manuals..

Hi Stephen, If you can locate your manuals, they have some fairly useful tutorials. The manuals are also available on the install DVD as Adobe Acrobat files ("PDF's"). They are probably good enough to get you started, but as with most any s/w these days, they don't cover *everything.* As I mentioned...
by Brian
Wed Sep 30, 2009 5:09 am
Forum: TopSolid'Design
Topic: [Solved] Suppress Features??
Replies: 2
Views: 3510

Hi Stephen, Select the feature you want to deactivate (yeah, I know it's called suppress in Pro/e & SWX...) in the feature tree, right click on it, and select "deactivated" in the context menu. You can toggle the features/operations on or off in this manner. Have a look at the help file if this is u...
by Brian
Sat Sep 19, 2009 10:19 pm
Forum: TopSolid'Cam
Topic: [Solved] Model Tree help
Replies: 4
Views: 4320

Hi Stephen, The Model Tree in TopSolid'Cam functions in the same way as in TopSolid, and you can access it in the same way-click on the left edge of the viewport. (Have you used the tree in TopSolid?). If you can tell me exactly what you're trying to do I can probably get you headed in the right dir...
by Brian
Sat Sep 19, 2009 2:55 am
Forum: TopSolid'Cam
Topic: [Solved] Model Tree help
Replies: 4
Views: 4320

Operations Manager (Model Tree?)

Hi Stephen,

Have a look....the menu pick you want is "Operations/Operations Manager."

Hope this does the trick for you.

Cheers...........Brian