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Problems / error in extracting
« Last post by beagle on June 13, 2017, 06:47:46 AM »
I have a 2D drawing ( taken from a *dxf file of a ship ordinate) and will to extrude its to a thickness of 4 mm.
but doing so I got the following error:

"the sweep results in self-intersecting surface". but null an indication where this self error occurs
so any one can help
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Problems / Re: How to 'Fill'
« Last post by Andrew1883 on June 12, 2017, 05:11:16 PM »
It boggles the mind too that I can buy the upgrade to Pro V10 on 5th April and only get build 1317 and then download it again on 8th June and still only get build 1317. The date on the upgrades urls is 3rd May.

Kind regards

Andrew
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Problems / Re: How to 'Fill'
« Last post by mitchb on June 11, 2017, 11:33:43 AM »
I'm glad to hear that the upgrade has cleared up the export problem. It boggles the mind why the IMSI support page has all the updates for V5 through V9 but nothing for V10. I can only hope this oversight will be corrected soon.

Enjoy
Mitch
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Problems / Re: How to 'Fill'
« Last post by Andrew1883 on June 11, 2017, 06:53:10 AM »
Hi Mitch

Build 1340 seems to be the answer. I can export a two-layer drawing in .dwg R2000 format.

I hope this now means I can do the whole sequence of:  drawing -> filling -> exporting  without difficulty.

Thank you for continuing to help me all through this long saga.

Regards

Andrew
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Problems / Re: How to 'Fill'
« Last post by mitchb on June 10, 2017, 05:41:20 PM »
Build 1340 is found in the Patches & Upgrades category.

http://tcmacforum.imsisupport.com/index.php?topic=2660.0

I have downloaded your file and will take a look at it.

Enjoy
Mitch
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Problems / Re: How to 'Fill'
« Last post by Andrew1883 on June 10, 2017, 05:33:20 PM »
Thanks again for your help, Mitch.

I am on build 1317, not 1340. I have tried to download a more recent build but can't see how to do it (I have downloaded TurboCAD Pro 10 again but just seem to get build 1317). I am on Sierra v10.12.4.

I followed your advice and tried to export layer by layer, using a download of the same file you had worked on. The bottom worked OK but not the top, so I tried the top in two halves, left and right - and that worked!

I had to alter a hole size and so modified and re-filled the drawing and attempted to export it in the same way. The bottom was fine but not the top. I then tried doing the top in segments - left half and right half or lower half and upper half. None of these worked. I thought I would let you have a look at the top layer to see if you can do this as easily as the previous file or see what my problem is.

Kind regards

Andrew
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Problems / Re: Offset a rectangle
« Last post by mitchb on June 08, 2017, 09:17:20 PM »
Which offset tool are you using, there are three of them, distance, point, and face edge? Select the curve/s to be offset and click on the side you want the offset to be on, then set the distance in the data window box. If the distance is set before you click, then the offset will be at the wanted distance. A Smart Polygon will offset all four sides whereas with a Single Line rectangle you can select one or more sides to be offset.

See page 264 in the User Guide.

Enjoy
Mitch
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Problems / Offset a rectangle
« Last post by linuxbbas on June 08, 2017, 05:43:09 PM »
Hi everybody,

I'mtrying TC MAC pro version 10 and I want to offset a rectangle, I tried to use the offset tool like the windows version and it doesn't work. I think the Offset tool work only with workplane

Is anybody knows how I can do it ?

Thanks in advance

Jean
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Problems / Re: How to 'Fill'
« Last post by mitchb on June 08, 2017, 04:51:04 PM »
I'm testing using the file you posted "Filled etch using notes" 856 KB dated 5/25/2017. This file exports with no problem as a .dwg R2000 using V10 build 1340. I have used two different computers, one on Sierra and the other on El Capitan, both work. Is your file different than the one posted? Try exporting small portions of your drawing, say just the top layer and then the bottom layer. That will narrow down the problem geometry to one layer. Select smaller sections of that layer and export them until the offending geometry is located. In the export dialog box click on the "Selected Only" when exporting. Once the problem is found, use "Check Object" under the "Verify" menu and repair.

Enjoy
Mitch
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Problems / Re: How to 'Fill'
« Last post by Andrew1883 on June 07, 2017, 04:33:48 PM »
Hi Mitch

I've had some time out doing (successfully) some 3D printing. Now I've come back and tried this 2D export again - without success.

Any thoughts on possible sources of the problem?

Kind regards

Andrew
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