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    How to tackle this one?

    It would be great to have that Advanced Swept Cut feature...... More on this theme from the archive: https://www.alibre.com/forum/index.php?threads/dzus-fastener-4th-axis-machining-help-needed.8966/#post-50972...
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    How to tackle this one?

    From way back: https://www.alibre.com/forum/index.php?threads/quarter-turn-fastener-pic.2590/
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    3D connexion On the fly rotation center point too.

    To use a 3D Connexion device to rotate around a specific piece of geometry 'on the fly': L&RMB drag over the geometry, momentarily, then, as long as the L&RMBs remain held down, the model will rotate around that point with your 3DConnexion device. Using this method is far smoother than moving...
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    feature colors

    'Splitting Faces' isn't possible, in Alibre, that's why you need to separate them with very thin cuts. Ref: https://www.alibre.com/forum/index.php?threads/2019-list-of-new-features-or-fixes.20814/#post-133147
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    Stream Deck

    Have you seen this? https://www.alibre.com/forum/index.php?threads/using-a-stream-deck-with-alibre.20476/
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    3D model views...

    Apparently, SW enabled Z-up option in 2020: https://www.ccsl-cad.co.uk/blog/z-up-view-orientation/
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    Need advice on creating planetary gear

    Oldbelt, As David said, it's fine now. Nice work!
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    Need advice on creating planetary gear

    Hi Oldbelt, I think you need to change the video setting to public viewing. It says "Video unavailable".
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    Need advice on creating planetary gear

    Planetary gears are fascinating. I did a proof of concept model a while back, based on an idea that I had. It's a 2 speed gearbox that utilises the change in output torque direction between locked planet carrier mode and locked ring gear mode to change gear. Opposing pairs of sprag clutches are...
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    Need advice on creating planetary gear

    Source for gears: https://www.hpcgears.com/ Gearboxes: https://www.c-var.com/products.asp?seq_title=6&title=Planetary_Precision_Gearbox
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    Need advice on creating planetary gear

    Hi albie & Oldbelt, In order to get uniformly spaced planet gears, the number of teeth on the ring gear added to the number of teeth on the sun gear needs to be divisible by the number of planets.
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    Need advice on creating planetary gear

    No. Each ratio has an added 'epicycle'. So, 1:3 becomes 1:4 etc.
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    Need advice on creating planetary gear

    You need 2 stages to get 21:1
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    Space Mouse

    Clearing out my study, last week, I found this manual. So, haven't been without one for more than 20 years.
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    Atom3D: Easiest way to move a rectangle figure?

    No need to dimension it first and you can move it in any direction.
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