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Larry B.

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  1. <<<>>> Thanks Jim, But insanely powerful competition still cannot model a 3D gear rack, and VW had it 7 years ago. I hope the same developers are still with VW, and management has a plan to further develop the Machine Design. Thanks, Larry
  2. Good morning, I'm still using VW2009, and it works well on Win10, but you have such a fine program, why did you stop development of Machine Design? Please bring Machine Design back. Larry
  3. I haven't had a chance to try a demo of VW2011, and was curious to know if the smaller sizes of pillow blocks were ever added. Thanks, Larry
  4. I export from VW2009 Windows7 32, to Inventor 2011 by selecting .sat, without selecting "Export as Trimmed Surfaces" or Parasolid X_T Version 10, I have less problems exporting with lower versions of other software. Before you open in Inventor, check items in "OPTIONS" box to make sure units are correct, and any other options you may require. Larry
  5. Thanks Guy, I will use their cable carriers. Larry
  6. Thanks AndiACD, I would really like to add to the "Wish List", but I'm not about to "wish" for something that is available for free from http://www.mcmaster.com/#mounted-bearings/=7yonel They offer 3D as well as 2D files for many of the products they sell. I'm sure that it was just a clerical oversight, and that a correction will be offered for VW 2009 and VW 2010, at least I wish there will be a correction. Thanks, Larry To download the models and drawings, select a pillow block,and then on the left under the selected product.
  7. Thanks Guy, I'm not shocked any more,if I cannot find simple,standard items that should be included.I should not have to add things like this to the "Wish List" either. Thanks, Larry
  8. Greetings, I seem to be missing the smaller size pillow blocks, I am using VW 2009 Designer SP5 on Win7. The 2 and 4 hole flange bearings start at 1/2" diameter shaft size, but the smallest pillow block stars at 1 7/16". I am also missing the Metric sizes of mounted bearings. I know that custom sizes can be entered, but with all that effort I might as well start from scratch. It seems that I am always starting a project, and when searching for a common part that should be included and easy to find, I will be informed that those parts will be included in the next release. Thanks, Larry
  9. I have never used Alibre, but attended a large Model Engineering Expo, and Alibre seems to be the choice of software for modelmakers. The people that were using Alibre even upgraded from the free version to the paid version. The work includes models to make castings for steam engines, as well as CNC parts. Vectorworks would be the choice of many, many, more people, if a little more effort and attention would be given to the mechanical section. I recieved an email for Top Ten Tricks in Vectorworks, and Mechanical was not one of the 4 Products offered. Larry
  10. Please add the option to chamfer the ends of the carrige bolts in VW2010, or maybee I'm missing it. Thanks, Larry
  11. Hi Tom, Thanks for the updated files, works fine. Larry
  12. Hi Ray, The wrong tap drill diameter is VW 2009 and 2010 3D threaded holes section. VW 2009 did not offer a pipe thread option in the 3D shaft section. I think this is more of clerical error, than a bug. I have some programs that the user can edit and enter dimensions in an Excel or similiar spreadsheet, and everything is fine. That is why I asked if the table or file could be edited. Larry
  13. Hi Ray, Thanks for pointing that out. I submitted one for VW 2009, and 2 for VW 2010. Larry
  14. Thanks for adding pipe threads to the shaft tools in VW 2010. The first one I tried 1/16-27 NPT, seems to be missing, or the wrong thread . I also tried the 3D threaded hole for 1/16-27 NPT , and the tap drill size is wrong, over 4" diameter, in VW 2009 & VW 2010. Is there a way to edit the tables or files for the threads? Thanks, Larry
  15. Many thanks again, here is also a link for a free CD of AutoCAD drawings. Larry http://www.charlottepipe.com/Default.aspx?Page=ABSPVCDWVDrawings&type=ABSPVCDWV
  16. Hi Keith, I see it's been over a week with no replies, Tom might be on vacation, he would have the answers. I was just wondering if you get this "Properties Box" when you start your GD&T. It looks like every available option is there. If you right click on a placed control frame a properties box is also available. Larry
  17. Enclosed are (2) 1/8-27 NPT files, VW12 and VW2008, exported from VW2009. Larry
  18. Thanks for the information, I visited the site, and once I learn my way around, I am sure it will save time. Thanks, Larry
  19. Here's a couple more fittings if anyone wants them. If anyone knows for certain that there no 3D fittings, reply and I will add to the Wish List. Thanks,Larry
  20. Thank you Michaelk, I needed some 4" fittings, and was shocked and very disappointed not to find any 3D fittings. Please tell me that they are somewhere, and I just don't know where to look. I made up a few 4" fittings, as accurate as I could, and will attach them in 2009 file type. Thanks again, Larry
  21. I did a search on wye fittings, and didn't find the answer. I am looking for a 3D PVC reducing wye fitting. 4" X 4" X 3" at 45 deg. for a waste drain. I am using VW Designer 2009 with Vista. Thanks, Larry
  22. Hi Carl, I also had problems, and it was my AVG Firewall. I didn't want to change my settings to "allow all" incoming and outgoing internet traffic, but that is what I had to do. After the update, I changed the settings back. Windows, VW 12.5.3. Larry
  23. Thanks Tom, Enclosed is part of a drawing, that is typical of what I need. Larry
  24. Hi Tom, As you said in your post"Please let me know if this doesn't give you what you need." I really expected to see the pipe threads as part of the Shaft Tool. The threads could be placed on either end of a shaft, with control of the end chamfer, which we don't have with the new method, and provide a pipe nipple or fitting. Thanks, Larry
  25. It's been a week now, has anyone found those elusive pipe threads in VW2009? Thanks, Larry
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