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  1. DBC

    Need Help With A Drawing

    I would use sections and keep it as clean as possible. See attached PDF. This is just a quickie but I think it covers all the basics.
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    How do I get started with Keyshot?

    Don't know if you have tried this, or just tried importing via KeyShot. But you have to bring your model directly into KeyShpt via Alibre. With your model open, go to the render tab and select render. It should open keyshot and the file will come on-screen in keyshot.
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    Creating a new drawing template from an existing drawing

    Just create a drawing the way you like it and save it in a location of your choosing. When you go to open a drawing select it from the Template list. It will remain the selected one in that dialog unless you change it.
  4. DBC

    2019 SP2 is available - manual installation

    Great. Thanks Max.
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    2019 SP2 is available - manual installation

    Hi Max, I am curious to know if a person who purchased AD 2019 but did not purchase maintenance can still get these fixes or does one already have to be paying maintenance to get them? I am just thinking that something like this should have been reliable in the first place since it is not a new...
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    How would you approach this Torus Coil in Alibre?

    There were a couple ways to do it in SW, if I remember correctly, but I did it with a line on a circle using surface sweep that provided a twist object that one could select the outer edge to project to sketch. Here are some screen captures. PS: There are SW tutorials on YouTube for this if you...
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    How would you approach this Torus Coil in Alibre?

    Don't know if anyone is interested, but I took that MoI version, opened in Alibre and rendered with KeyShot. Too bad we can't get a flow/deformation tool in Alibre. I could see this as a handy tool when traditional sheet bending is not practical.
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    How would you approach this Torus Coil in Alibre?

    Yep, super easy in MoI. Even easier than SolidWorks. Thanks for the reminder Sebastian. Good to have all kinds of tools in one's toolbox. Rotated and ends added in Screen-0008. Screen-0007 is screen capture before selecting done with stretch checked.
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    How would you approach this Torus Coil in Alibre?

    Thanks for supplying field definitions Stefan, and thanks again to everyone who participated in this little adventure. Amazing what can happen when a group of folks come together with a common interest.
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    How would you approach this Torus Coil in Alibre?

    That is pretty cool Stefan! Thanks for taking the time to do this. Now I will need to figure out how to edit the path.
  11. DBC

    How would you approach this Torus Coil in Alibre?

    Thanks Harold. Hopefully someone will take that scripting on. Thanks for taking time to give it a whirl.
  12. DBC

    How would you approach this Torus Coil in Alibre?

    Thanks George. Sadly, I have noticed that this method leaves a very noticeable seam at all the junctions. I do appreciate both yours and Anson's efforts.
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    How would you approach this Torus Coil in Alibre?

    That is an interesting approach Anson, thanks for posting.
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    How would you approach this Torus Coil in Alibre?

    Thanks for that link Harold. Any idea how to get it down to one coil high? Are there any help files for this script and the others?
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    How would you approach this Torus Coil in Alibre?

    I saw this torus coil on Instagram and thought it looked cool and thought I would give it a whirl. I can think of a couple ways to get the initial coil in TurboCAD (sweep with a twist, bend a straight helix sweep) but getting the extended straight pieces has me stumped there. I tried in Alibre...
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    Constraint Dialog Proposal

    Don't know if this is the right post or the constraint's wish list would have been, but one thing SolidWorks added about 3 years ago was a check mark to select to 'lock rotation'. This was real handy for constraining fasteners. This way one really only needed two constraints to complete mating...
  17. DBC

    Sheet Metal Features Tools

    Thanks Harold, I didn't see the tree for the forest, as the saying goes.
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    Sheet Metal Features Tools

    How can I get the features items on the sheet metal ribbon or how can I get the Alt tool menu to stay visible under the ribbon. I know I can make a toolbar, but figure it should have already been done by the programmers.
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    Alibre Crashing a lot since last update.

    Just laying out the hexagon pattern. Even just trying to layout a 1/4 of it would bring the program to a crawl, so slow that it was pointless to try and continue. This screen capture is what I was trying to achieve. It needed to be made either as a whole or as a quarter and them mirror copied as...
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    Alibre Crashing a lot since last update.

    Thanks Jacob, I will see if there is an update but I believe I did one not so long ago, but perhaps it was longer than I think it was. As for what I was doing when it was crashing continually was working on some part sketches that the program seemed to find excessively complex. Here is a screen...
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