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Tim Olson  
#1 Posted : Thursday, April 18, 2024 3:49:33 PM(UTC)
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We've updated the V14 builds for ViaCAD, SharkCAD, and TurboCAD Mac to build 1654.

These builds can be downloaded at :

http://www.masterviacad.com/beta/beta.php

Build 1654 Change Log
--Issue printing to PDF and blurry or double lines
--Crash correction on some machines regarding unknown file types
--Crash correction for exploding very large assemblies
--Correction with clash analysis tool and results

I'm also adding a few more beta users to test V15. Currently it is the TurboCAD Mac brand which supports reading/writing ViaCAD and Shark files.

If you are interested please send me an email at Tim.olson AT encore.com. You must be a current user of V14.

V15 has a collection of enhancements plus the addition of Copilot which allows you to talk to documents or talk to your cad data.

For a video of Copilot see the link below:
CoPilot
https://youtu.be/9bknwOHL5-I


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#2 Posted : Saturday, April 20, 2024 8:25:27 AM(UTC)
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Eyedropper tool is not working here...
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Elektroniker  
#3 Posted : Sunday, April 21, 2024 1:14:34 AM(UTC)
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When I load some files that were created with the previous version (1653), Viacad crashes.
Only a file which contains a simple sketch (2D) is loading.

Wolfgang

Edited by user Sunday, April 21, 2024 1:15:09 AM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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curtk  
#4 Posted : Monday, April 29, 2024 9:46:52 AM(UTC)
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will there be a fix for the undo feature or is this even a known problem ? When I hit undo I often lose most of my solids in this version 14
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relaxibus  
#5 Posted : Monday, May 6, 2024 6:45:43 AM(UTC)
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Undo has been allways a time bomb. You never know what happens. But.. we talk about v15 with AI... Cool...
curtk  
#6 Posted : Wednesday, May 8, 2024 8:48:03 AM(UTC)
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The old old versions were bad for it but that seemed resolved for at least few of the versions . I don't want to disrespect the work that goes into a software like this but I fail to see why I keep upgrading only to find myself using an old version (v8) ?
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#7 Posted : Monday, May 13, 2024 7:10:04 PM(UTC)
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I am using WIP 1641 mostly. It works about the best I've seen ViaCad pro work which is pretty awesome. Every once in a while it will freeze up or something, but mostly it has been nice. If I do have trouble with a particular file, I will switch to the latest WIP which usually resolves my issue.
The latest WIP has an issue where you cannot always click and drag objects around. I've gotten used to the click and drag which works in the 1641 WIP.
I don't do any surface or mesh modeling. Just solid modeling and 2d. So I can't speak for everything in the program, but I am happy with ViaCad. I continue to find tricks to make drawing faster and better.
Of course, there are many improvements that ViaCad could implement, and a few lingering bugs I work around okay, but there are also many nice features in ViaCad that I have not seen in any other cad programs.
Well, I am happy. No more damaged files or constant crashes. My work is getting done, and it's mostly fast.
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TruggyDriver69  
#8 Posted : Wednesday, May 15, 2024 11:08:22 AM(UTC)
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Countersink not working at all on 1654.
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#9 Posted : Wednesday, May 15, 2024 1:07:47 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: TruggyDriver69 Go to Quoted Post
Countersink not working at all on 1654.


Are you sure? Is it not the default values clashing, here's a through hole with countersunk...and sizes
Modify > Solid Feature > Hole Feature

Mike

Edited by user Wednesday, May 15, 2024 1:11:02 PM(UTC)  | Reason: Grammar

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gierosek  
#10 Posted : Wednesday, May 15, 2024 1:53:58 PM(UTC)
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Hello, I am thinking about buying sharkcad.
Can you tell me if there is any manual way to unfold the element flat?
I know that the program does not have an unbend option, and the unfold option does not work on solids.
I would like to make layouts for the burner.
jlm  
#11 Posted : Thursday, May 16, 2024 4:43:01 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: gierosek Go to Quoted Post
Hello, I am thinking about buying sharkcad.
Can you tell me if there is any manual way to unfold the element flat?
I know that the program does not have an unbend option, and the unfold option does not work on solids.
I would like to make layouts for the burner.


Hello Gierosek,

We can unbend ... only what we have bent before, using history in entities explorer...

It's easy to unfold simple solids after converting to surfaces, and re-build flat volumes from the surfaces.

We need more information about what kind of solid you want to unfold...

Edited by user Friday, May 17, 2024 3:23:09 AM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

gierosek  
#12 Posted : Thursday, May 16, 2024 8:07:49 AM(UTC)
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For example, the design of an excavator bucket. The bottom is bent on a press brake several or a dozen times to obtain the appropriate shape.
I know the bending radius of the sheet metal for my machine, I need to flatten the bottom and mark the bending places.
This is one of my works.

Now I have finished the trial versions of viacad pro. Are my surgeries sufficient viacad pro or is it better to buy sharkcad pro?
TruggyDriver69  
#13 Posted : Saturday, May 18, 2024 5:17:13 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: 24c Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: TruggyDriver69 Go to Quoted Post
Countersink not working at all on 1654.


Are you sure? Is it not the default values clashing, here's a through hole with countersunk...and sizes
Modify > Solid Feature > Hole Feature

Mike

Positive it’s not working. All settings are correct in the fields. I rolled back the another version of Viacad 14 and it works perfectly on this version.
gierosek  
#14 Posted : Saturday, May 18, 2024 11:49:47 AM(UTC)
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Hello.
I tested a bit and you can unbend the solids in history, but you can't unbend them to 0 degrees. Minimum 0.001st.
The second issue is the problem with parametricity - when you try to change the angles, the solid falls apart. (Model parametr error)

The only way is to undo the bending in history.

But what if we want to change the angle and the block falls apart?

Link to photos
https://files.fm/u/5rm8dzvrcv

Edited by user Saturday, May 18, 2024 11:53:57 AM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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MPSchmied  
#15 Posted : Sunday, May 19, 2024 8:23:54 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: gierosek Go to Quoted Post
The only way is to undo the bending in history.
And you don't need a K-factor? It's pointless to try the bending function in SharkViacad at all. Your files are being blocked by my antivirus program. BricsCAD has a sheet metal unfolding function. SharkCAD Pro also does not offer usable options for sheet metal unfolding.

Edited by user Sunday, May 19, 2024 8:26:38 AM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

OS: Windows 10 | CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 2700 | RAM: 32 GB | Graphic: AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 | Shark FX 9 Build 1162 | Unit: mm
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gierosek  
#16 Posted : Monday, May 20, 2024 4:09:38 AM(UTC)
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I don't need k-factor, i have a bend calculator.

I will add that I make buckets for excavators and millimeter accuracy is not required.

This program is good because of its simple operation, , but I decided to test TurboCad for Windows…
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