… Or just >20X time than other CAD programs.
TPU chain with a thickness of 0.6mm (For an RC vehicle).
The small chain fits well on the printing surface and can be printed round.
A much longer version is now needed, of course the radius should be as big as possible, so print in a loop.
The straight chain structure can normally be easily wrapped around a face, if such a function existed it is a matter of 2 minutes.
Consider this thread a “feature request ( [Wrap / emboss)”, not a complaint. (Wrap / emboss)
In the meantime, I like to draw privately with Shapr3D for small projects, but I don’t like to use other CAD just because the functions are missing.
It is more comfortable on the sofa than on the PC in the office :=)
Attached is a picture of a small TPU chain and a video showing said loop on the print surface.
I don’t understand what is practically impossible to implement, could you clarify please?
Draw the inner and outer links of this chain from picture 1 along the long loop chain to picture 2.
Note that the angles of these links change depending on the radius of the loop.
With a corresponding wrapping tool I achieved this within 2 minutes.
You should know that from the F360 you use :=)
In Shapr3D I would have to draw and adjust this all by hand with a lot of time and effort.
In F360 I used pattern on path for a similar need.
Shapr does have the pattern feature, could that work for you ?
Pattern in Shapr3D follows only one straight direction.
F360 and other CAD programs have an wrap / emboss Tool. (Wrap / emboss)
Oh! I just noticed. It says “Coming soon”
But still I don’t understand what is practically impossible to implement ?
You are correct, circular pattern won’t help. Somehow I have read “Circular Path”
But “Pattern on path” would (in F360).
A missing feature doesn’t mean it’s impossible to implement.
Have you ever used Emboss and Wrapping in F360?
That’s how it’s done!
Now do this with Shapr3D.
I even prepared Shapr3D files.
The flat chain as it should be and the long loop chain, the links are still missing.
Also a picture of it.
Have fun with the implementation, should take a maximum of 5 minutes.
Kette.shapr (149.4 KB)
I believe you used “implementation” in the wrong way.
Until now I understood implementation of a feature/tool.
Sorry, actually I don’t know any English, I have to try very hard to write everything correctly.
Greetings from Switzerland.
Entertaining video- I too would like the ability to enter simple math formulae to define dimensions or angles, rather than just straight numeric values