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Re: Tangency and snap to solidworks entities

IntegrityWare Susanna ·
Hello Dan, Thank you for your feedback and enhancement request! We may not have the full extent of what you are asking for yet but have you checked out one of our latest videos showing a draft line? I'll post it here for your convenience. Remote Controller Please let me know if this has any use and if you have any other suggestions, we would be happy to hear them. Kind Regards, Susanna
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Re: Tangency and snap to solidworks entities

dan martin (octo design) ·
Hi Susanna, Thanks for your rapid response and the link which I have watched: The issue with the technique used in the video is that it is achieving draft by applying a general taper which is way more than is actually needed. If you imagine modelling something like a power drill handle, you want the minimum draft that will allow the tool to open and not scuff the texture, whilst allowing the design intent of a soft round shape which won’t have a sharper split across the grip area than...
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Re: Tangency and snap to solidworks entities

IntegrityWare Susanna ·
Hello Dan, Yes we have definitely had a lot of requests for such functionality so you are not being picky at all! We are currently working on adding features and improving existing ones so I believe we will get out another release late this year. Please continue to add suggestions and requests so we have points of reference when fine tuning these functions. Kind Regards, Susanna
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Re: Tangency and snap to solidworks entities

Kevin Quigley ·
I'll back up Dan's requests. If Sub D modelling is to REALLY take off in a NURBS world like SolidWorks you have to be able to define the parting line and model from it - or - model in Sub D, then define the parting line you want, then FORCE the SubD surfaces to that parting line. The reality is automatic parting line generation within 3D CAD systems is pretty rubbish, so us poor old designers end up remodelling things several times. Once in conceptual phases, again when developing, again for...
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Re: Tangency and snap to solidworks entities

IntegrityWare Gary ·
Kevin, Yes, I like the idea. It might not be too difficult to do. Gary
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Re: Tangency and snap to solidworks entities

dan martin (octo design) ·
Hi Gary, Great to hear this could be feasible, the extra level of control this would bring not just to drafting, but to defining complex forms would be amazing. Most products no matter how organic the form, still have to interface with hard interior components, being able to drive the A-surface to be resultant from key constraints would create an incredibly versatile toolset and workflow. Currently Solidworks and PS is fantastic for: · Building highly organic SubD forms then add geometric...
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Re: Tangency and snap to solidworks entities

Troy ·
How's the development going on this feature request? PTC Creo 3.0 has now been released and they are officially the first ones (that I know of) to make this sort of functionality happen. ( LINK ) About halfway through the keynote presentation video they show off this functionality. (I know T-Splines could sort-of do this in Rhino, but that's not really parametric control. And Autodesk Fusion 360 is getting close, but again, not really parametric) I personally would rather stay with...
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Re: Tangency and snap to solidworks entities

dan martin (octo design) ·
Hi Troy, I actually started out on PTC Pro/E and switched to Solidworks as it was more designer friendly, but they have added nothing significant in terms of new modelling functionality since the Fill tool many years ago, and dropped the ball by not exploiting T-splines before Autodesk. I've just been watching the PTC CREO 3.0 videos, and they have definitely got there first in terms of a full-featured integrated solution to the real-world needs of product designers. This is precisely the...
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Re: Tangency and snap to solidworks entities

Björn Vande Vijvere ·
I just had a look at the creo video and this truly is a lack of functionality in powersurfacing that should be fixed quickly. It's a waist of time creating a beautifully shaped subd model, and then having to revert to classical surface modelling once you get to the engineering stage. With no really significant ( usefull ) changes in solidworks the last few releases, it looks like I might have to go creo after all ( which I'm not hopin for.. )
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Re: Tangency and snap to solidworks entities

IntegrityWare Gary ·
Look into our 2.0 version. It has it and a bunch of other things to integrate and attach to SolidWorks entities. Gary
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Re: Tangency and snap to solidworks entities

kite ·
Originally Posted by IntegrityWare Gary: Look into our 2.0 version. It has it and a bunch of other things to integrate and attach to SolidWorks entities. Gary How do we try 2.0 then?
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Re: Tangency and snap to solidworks entities

Troy ·
Originally Posted by IntegrityWare Gary: Look into our 2.0 version. It has it and a bunch of other things to integrate and attach to SolidWorks entities. Gary Hi Gary, I must be missing something, but where and when is version 2.0? I am running the 1.4 version and that is that latest version I am aware of. I can't find any info on anything newer than that.
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Re: Tangency and snap to solidworks entities

Kevin Quigley ·
Gary, what version 2.0?
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Re: Tangency and snap to solidworks entities

Björn Vande Vijvere ·
Thank You Gary, this is good news. Can You please tell me from where the update can be downloaded? Thanks, Björn.
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Re: Tangency and snap to solidworks entities

IntegrityWare Gary ·
You will need to contact Dave Gill directly to get onto our beta list. dgill@npowersoftware.com or 858-592-8866. We should be releasing very very soon.
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Tangency and snap to solidworks entities

dan martin (octo design) ·
Firstly, I would like to congratulate IntegrityWare on this software, its a very promising bit of software and a worthy successor to T-Splines.    We are a product design firm designing complex form products, and all the shapes we...
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