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*Snyder, Kevin
Message 31 of 33 (34 Views)

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12-17-2002 03:49 AM in reply to: *Dotson, Sean
Right now I'm kind of involved in another project. I'll give your
suggestion a try...

ALL the parts I get are proprietary. I could maybe throw something together
that would be similar. But I don't want to violate our Non-Disclosure
agreements.

kevin


"Sean Dotson" wrote in message
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> One hint I can give in respect to the "please choose a region" error is
> this.
>
> Select the sketch from the browser OR click on the sketch once to activate
> it and again to select just the sketch). Sometimes IV thinks you are
> waiting to choose a region (even on non closed loops) I agree that the
> interface is a bit finicky sometimes...
>
> Can you send me an example of one of the completed tanks. Maybe this
would
> be a good example.
>
> --
> Sean Dotson, PE
> http://www.sdotson.com
> Check the Inventor FAQ for most common questions
> http://www.sdotson.com/faq.html
> -----------------------------------------
> "Kevin Snyder" wrote in message
> news:B2BD3E64EA10A3946EF401D03475B79D@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > Sean,
> > As soon as I posted my vote for a surface tutorial, I started thinking
> about
> > what I would like to see. I guess I'm having my biggest difficulties
> > working through the loft form. Sometimes it gives me errors "pick a
> region"
> > and sometimes not. Sometimes it will allow me to pick curves and other
> > times it won't. I'm going to have to start documenting the problems
I'm
> > having with the form. But I think some varieties of lofts and making
use
> of
> > 3d intersections in lofts might help.
> >
> > Most of my work is with motorcycle gas tanks and fenders. I receive
> 'iges'
> > files from my customers and most of the time the surfaces will not
stitch
> > together. They either overlap by 0.000012, or there is a gap of
0.00002.
> > What are my options for building new surfaces, from the ones that are
> there,
> > and replacing the originals. In MDT I used to untrim the original and
> > retrim to the "other" trim edge. Most of my finished diework is good if
> > it's within .0005-.001. But the CAD and the CNC demands exactness (is
> that
> > a word?).
> >
> > I'm still plugging away at this (fortunately, we aren't very busy right
> > now), and I just got my "Autodesk Inventor 6 Essentials" in the mail.
So
> I
> > may get this figured out yet.
> >
> > kevin
> >
> >
> > "Sean Dotson" wrote in message
> > news:smileyvery-happy:DCD98DC64691069086E5F7EEBFB6E3F@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > > What do you want me to use as an example? I'm don't usually design
> swoopy
> > > shapes so I'm not sure what you guys want to see.
> > >
> > > I played around with an example last night (See CF under Cell Phone
> > Shell).
> > > I didn't have my phone with me so I guessed at some dims and it was a
> > quick
> > > and crude model. It wasn't too far off. In the tutorial I'd flesh it
> out
> > a
> > > bit more...
> > >
> > > This model uses extruded and revolved surfaces, surface lofts, knit
> > > surfaces, thicken surface, emboss, decal and standard extrude tools.
> > >
> > > Anyway, want to see how to make this as an example? If not give me
> > another
> > > suggestion. I guess I'm just having writers' block.
> > >
> > > --
> > > Sean Dotson, PE
> > > http://www.sdotson.com
> > > Check the Inventor FAQ for most common questions
> > > http://www.sdotson.com/faq.html
> > > -----------------------------------------
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
>
>
*Peer
Message 32 of 33 (34 Views)

Re:

12-17-2002 05:23 AM in reply to: *Dotson, Sean
This month's challenge is "definately doable in 5.3 Sp0" as Steven Strik
puts it.
Just make sure your loft profiles are plane/clean cut.
BR
Peer

"Karl Maas" wrote in message
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> let's keep the challenges so that they're still possible in 5.3
>
> --
> K
>
>
> "Peer Hoffmann" wrote in message
> news:f12dd7d.2@WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > Hmmm...I feel a challenge idea coming up...unless!
> >
> >
>
>
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Message 33 of 33 (34 Views)

Re:

12-17-2002 06:00 AM in reply to: *Dotson, Sean
I'm still on build 157, will it do the challenge?

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