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thefro  
#1 Posted : Monday, October 26, 2015 6:50:21 AM(UTC)
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Hi

I am wondering if there is a way of using the Project curved surface tool so it only projects onto one side of a solid

i have something different to project onto the opposing side when i use this tool it ends up on both sides.

i have watched the video on using this tool and it looks to be the best for what i want to do,

do i have to split the solid then project the line work onto the solid then join the two halve back together to achieve what i want to do.

i am creating a railway carriage where the windows doors etc differ on opposite sides and ends.

i have drawn the sides and ends and was going to then create the cutouts etc.

or would there be a better way of performing this

regards

Brian

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#2 Posted : Monday, October 26, 2015 7:57:39 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: thefro Go to Quoted Post
Hi

I am wondering if there is a way of using the Project curved surface tool so it only projects onto one side of a solid

i have something different to project onto the opposing side when i use this tool it ends up on both sides.

i have watched the video on using this tool and it looks to be the best for what i want to do,

do i have to split the solid then project the line work onto the solid then join the two halve back together to achieve what i want to do.

i am creating a railway carriage where the windows doors etc differ on opposite sides and ends.

i have drawn the sides and ends and was going to then create the cutouts etc.

or would there be a better way of performing this

regards

Brian




Brian

When the tool asks for 2 points to define the projection vector, pick the same point twice.

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Jason
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thefro  
#3 Posted : Monday, October 26, 2015 9:58:58 AM(UTC)
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Hi jason

i tried that and the program fell over (quit unexpectedly) i have got the crash report. I am investigating this as it appeared to work using small amounts of objects so perhaps there is a problem object.

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Brian

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mitchb  
#4 Posted : Monday, October 26, 2015 11:41:05 PM(UTC)
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Another way to do this is use the wireframe mode to see what you are doing and move the curves into the solid and project from inside the solid out to the surface.

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#5 Posted : Tuesday, October 27, 2015 12:02:35 AM(UTC)
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>> and project from inside the solid out to the surface.

Good one Mitch, I'm adding that one into the Tips book!!

ACIS by default projects into all faces of the body along the projection direction.

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thefro  
#6 Posted : Tuesday, October 27, 2015 2:19:37 AM(UTC)
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Hi

Thank you Mitch and Tim i will give this a go today.

i thought their may have been a projection distance control setting i was missing

looking forward to the update to the tips book Tim

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Brian
thefro  
#7 Posted : Tuesday, October 27, 2015 4:43:05 PM(UTC)
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thank you this worked for me but i only found it possible to do bits at a time and not the whole amount Would it be possible to add the shift to add or remove/selections to this tool maybe? at some time

many thanks

Brian

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#8 Posted : Tuesday, October 27, 2015 7:41:42 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: thefro Go to Quoted Post
Tim

thank you this worked for me but i only found it possible to do bits at a time and not the whole amount Would it be possible to add the shift to add or remove/selections to this tool maybe? at some time

many thanks

Brian


Brian

Did you try grouping all the lines together before using the project tool?

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thefro  
#9 Posted : Wednesday, October 28, 2015 5:28:39 AM(UTC)
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Jason

I had grouped them together in smaller groups of individual windows. now I have grouped them together as a single group and projected onto the surface and all this worked ok

only thing i wish for is having Group and ungroups as options when selecting and right clicking this would save time like the colour and layer options

Many thanks to you all for your help with my step learning curve (straight up) :-)

Regards

Brian
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#10 Posted : Wednesday, October 28, 2015 5:55:40 AM(UTC)
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is having Group and ungroups as options when selecting and right clicking this would save time like the colour and layer options



Brian

You could try to speed up by setting a shortcut key to group or ungroup commands. Rt click on the top of the main tool pallet and assign a shortcut key.
Once the group is created the rt click menu has the add or remove from group which saves alot of time.
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thefro  
#11 Posted : Wednesday, October 28, 2015 10:41:54 AM(UTC)
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Thank you Jason

done that.

think a useful thing in the future would be the ability to assign things like this to the right click menu perhaps in a future Version

Best Regards

Brian
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