504,508 active members
3,566 visitors online
Register for free
Login

Search:

Type: Posts; User: vtcnc

Page 1 of 2 1 2

Search: Search took 0.00 seconds.

  1. Thread: Sketchup

    by vtcnc
    Replies
    55
    Views
    2,867

    Here's a complex model designed entirely in...

    Here's a complex model designed entirely in SketchUp and all parts CNC laser cut from that. Should we tell this guy not to do things like that?

    Galerie :: GeeBee R3 - Fantasy Racer :: P1020186
  2. Thread: Sketchup

    by vtcnc
    Replies
    55
    Views
    2,867

    I use free version of SketchUp all the time for...

    I use free version of SketchUp all the time for CNC foam cutting for pattern making.

    If it doesn't do real world tube bending and materials distortion with object subtraction of the type you...
  3. Thread: Sketchup

    by vtcnc
    Replies
    55
    Views
    2,867

    Yes that's true, as I said above, true circles...

    Yes that's true, as I said above, true circles exist in files and machine instructions (ie G code).

    I haven't used stl files yet. I've been using .dxf, .dat (airfoil coordinate type files -- which...
  4. Thread: Sketchup

    by vtcnc
    Replies
    55
    Views
    2,867

    Bam, I think you're referring to a post that was...

    Bam, I think you're referring to a post that was deleted.
  5. Thread: Sketchup

    by vtcnc
    Replies
    55
    Views
    2,867

    Well gerry, happy to have your input, and...

    Well gerry, happy to have your input, and support.

    Slight difference of definitions here, I use SkethcUp on a computer as an assistance to design. I would therefore call it Computer Assisted...
  6. Thread: Sketchup

    by vtcnc
    Replies
    55
    Views
    2,867

    Well, the tube problem seems to require specific...

    Well, the tube problem seems to require specific material deformation calculations for stretch, etc. which vanilla SketchUp doesn't do. It isn't material properties oriented.

    That doesn't...
  7. Thread: Sketchup

    by vtcnc
    Replies
    55
    Views
    2,867

    Try 70's, You ain't using a mainframe, you've got...

    Try 70's, You ain't using a mainframe, you've got a box with a microprocessor in it with solid state ram memory, and probably Windows on it. Came from a PC. Tinkerers made that possible. You know...
  8. Thread: Sketchup

    by vtcnc
    Replies
    55
    Views
    2,867

    I wonder if I can find a way to solve this...

    I wonder if I can find a way to solve this problem for you.....
  9. Thread: Sketchup

    by vtcnc
    Replies
    55
    Views
    2,867

    Downloaders and tinkerers were pretty much...

    Downloaders and tinkerers were pretty much responsible for the existence of the personal computer on which you write, and the one you use for CAD, and most likely are a sizable population within the...
  10. Thread: Sketchup

    by vtcnc
    Replies
    55
    Views
    2,867

    Also when people flame you on forums, one thing I...

    Also when people flame you on forums, one thing I do, is just be truthful with them. Usually people wil accept that eventually.
  11. Thread: Sketchup

    by vtcnc
    Replies
    55
    Views
    2,867

    As far as I know I'm an adult, as others I know...

    As far as I know I'm an adult, as others I know using SketchUp.
  12. Thread: Sketchup

    by vtcnc
    Replies
    55
    Views
    2,867

    Here's an example of something I've recently been...

    Here's an example of something I've recently been working on with Sketchup.

    It is a lost foam process pattern, and a casting for a bearing bracket for a CNC machine I'm building.

    The...
  13. Thread: Sketchup

    by vtcnc
    Replies
    55
    Views
    2,867

    I use Sketchup 7.1 where dxf import and export...

    I use Sketchup 7.1 where dxf import and export with that plugin works fine.

    That is also the version that the Phlatboyz plugin provides G-code output. I have Sketchup 8 as well, they can coexist....
  14. Thread: Sketchup

    by vtcnc
    Replies
    55
    Views
    2,867

    Wrong. @Bozidar22 I use the free version...

    Wrong.


    @Bozidar22 I use the free version of Sketchup. I can import and export dxf. Just add plugins to do anything you want in the free version.

    Here's just one example of a Sketchup...
  15. Thread: Sketchup

    by vtcnc
    Replies
    55
    Views
    2,867

    It's interesting that almost no one posting here...

    It's interesting that almost no one posting here actually paid attention to the original poster's request. He was asking if anyone used SketchUp for CAD and CNC work. It wasn't a request for bashes...
  16. Replies
    39
    Views
    5,612

    Pro-per, good for you! I've had similar problems...

    Pro-per, good for you! I've had similar problems with Foamworks and a few others in both G-code and .DAT output files from DXF

    I was also hoping that Excelcut might furnish a means of customizing...
  17. Replies
    39
    Views
    5,612

    Thanks, I actually posted that one in your...

    Thanks, I actually posted that one in your reference myself -- it is an early version which I had subsequently found cached on the I"nternet Wayback Machine".

    I wonder if we can get a newer...
  18. Well it's an interesting question, even if the...

    Well it's an interesting question, even if the thread is old.

    There may be software usable for this -- possibly EMC2 (linux).

    On the other hand, this could be done partially by hand, and the...
  19. Replies
    3
    Views
    1,100

    Not sure, but you might check out the Foamworks...

    Not sure, but you might check out the Foamworks 4.0 -- it outputs G-code instead of being a stepper driver, and I believe it is not strictly wing oriented.
  20. Replies
    39
    Views
    5,612

    Sorry, no rony. I also wrote to arman who wrote...

    Sorry, no rony. I also wrote to arman who wrote the software but never received a reply back. Surely someone must have a copy!
  21. Thread: Power Supply

    by vtcnc
    Replies
    29
    Views
    1,170

    Another possibility if your cutter runs too cool...

    Another possibility if your cutter runs too cool with the stock transformer is to slightly increase the diameter of the cutting wire. This will cause it to draw more amps and heat up more, at a lower...
  22. Thread: Power Supply

    by vtcnc
    Replies
    29
    Views
    1,170

    Paul that transformer in the the ebay URL of that...

    Paul that transformer in the the ebay URL of that last post of mine is a 10 amp transformer, and it has an on-off switch and cord receptacle built into the frame. Only 20 bucks and the guy ships out...
  23. Replies
    39
    Views
    5,612

    Is there an alternative download site for this...

    Is there an alternative download site for this software. The original site seems to be down.

    Or does someone have a copy of the latest (4.2 version ?) they could send me? The software is free for...
  24. Thread: Power Supply

    by vtcnc
    Replies
    29
    Views
    1,170

    Okay, if you want to hang onto that Variac,...

    Okay, if you want to hang onto that Variac, here's a suggestion:

    1.) measure the amperage draw of your device.
    2.) if under 10 amps, go here:
    ...
  25. Thread: Power Supply

    by vtcnc
    Replies
    29
    Views
    1,170

    An isolation transformer of sufficient amperage...

    An isolation transformer of sufficient amperage is probably going to cost more than a proper power transformer in the first place. He wants/needs a variable supply so adjusting turns of a toroid is...
Results 1 to 25 of 31
Page 1 of 2 1 2