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  1. Just for fun. One more try with an extrude along a path subtracted from bottle shape. you can vary both shapes as you would like to get the shapes you like. Bob
  2. This is a very rough bottle test made with solid subtractions and assembled and shelled. Unfortunately the Chamfer tool only does 45 degrees and is not variable. I think something could be done with a lot of tests. May be an angled shape extruded along a path would work better than the the Chamfer tool. Doing it this way you can edit the shape to change the position and size of there cut. Using the Subdivision tool is a possible way also but you can't go back and edit shapes you don't like. Would be good to publish some parameters for the bottle size.
  3. The answer I got from 3Dconnection on this issue was as follows “the navigation with the SpaceMouse in Vectorworks had been implemented by Vectorworks into their product. Please contact their support team and explain that this is a feature you would like to see with their product.” So Vectorworks please advise. Bob
  4. My 3Dconnection 3D SpaceMouse wireless only rotates by center of ALL the objects in a document. It does not rotate by the center of the selected object. Pretty much a useless tool. The Vectorworks flyover tool works fine with a normal mouse. The 3D Spacemouse works fine with it's Demo trainer. It's just a Vectorworks issue. Any idea how to get VW and 3D SpaceMouse to work together? It was a great tool when it worked. Machine specs: Imac Pro 10C-Radeon Pro Vega 64-64 GB ram. Mac OS 10.15.5, Driver 3DxWareMac v10.6.5 and Vectorworks 2020-SP3.1
  5. Yesterday I updated my iMac Pro work station to OS 10.15.5. After about 30 minutes VW 2020 crashed and a security request came up requesting that I allow Vectorworks to monitor input from the keyboard even when using other apps. I did. So far today no crashes. But is this OK or expected. So far the only issue I am having is the 3Dconnection mouse will only rotate all the objects in space not the selected object. I am forced to use the flyover tool instead. Note: I am using VW Fundamentals so I don't use all the features that are built into higher versions so test at your own risk. I will add
  6. yes. there are post about subdivisions going back to VW 2012. .
  7. It has been around for some time but I am just now starting to learn how to use the SubD tools. Most projects I have been involved with are constructed of flat sheet materials and framing. Suggesting formed fiberglass structures would require a serious budjet or $$$$$. As for package structures the subdivision tools are proving to be difficult to control. Controlling the size and surface of packages is not arbitrary modeling.
  8. How about using the subdivision tool for the 3d lozenge shape.
  9. Yes I used the DR web site for reference. They have good front and side views. Plus Overall H X W X D to build a containment frame. The Subdivision tool is a bit like having a seance or casting a magic spell. It’s going to take some practice to get it right. We need a challenge. Works fine for Dinos. 1. It would helpful to label the SUB points so they could moved together. 2. Tool that was in between normal and sub. If that makes any sense.
  10. Since I have time to try different solutions I attempted to recreate the subdivision of the chair and stopped. I decided to try using sweeps and subtractions instead. Attached is a comparison. I am finding it is a lot easier to control shapes with the standard 3D tools. I can NOT get the fillet by variable radius to work properly. The instructions are not working for me. RT
  11. I was able to fix the upper rim by splitting the top edge and pulling the points down (Z) 1". It gets really complicated moving the front lip since the points all get really close together. May be there is a way to link points in succession but it really becomes a labor of love to adjust the mesh. The other way would be to convert to curbs and use the fillet edge tool. What day is it? Bob
  12. Thanks. My version of the chair needs work. But looks real comfy. The bottom needs to be round. The hard part of Subdivision modeling is finding and selecting the right points to move. I have found duplicating your object and keeping several versions a must. Also when you get the front view correct work done on the side view will move mess up the front. It’s going to take some time before I learn to think in subdivision. It’s better than watching TV news conferences with politicians spooning out deception and despair. Stay Safe RJT
  13. I built a LINA Chair with subdivision modeling tools. I used profiles taken from front and side views and scaled 3D extrusions as reference. The overall size is with in 1" or the catalog dimensions .
  14. My 3dconnection space mouse wireless cuts out after 1 to 2 hours of work with OS 10.15.4 and 2020. The space mouse continues to work with the 3Dconnection demo but It require Vectorworks to be restarted before 3dconnection space mouse wireless continues to work again. I am running latest driver 10.6.5. My iMac Pro 10C has 64GB of Ram and Radeon Pro Vega 64 16 GB GPU. Any Ideas.
  15. I have been ordering Stereolithography (ultraviolet laser resin) for years and have used (Duple-Color) high build auto touch up primer and matching automotive touch up paint. DO NOT mix paint types. Bondo Glazing and Spot Putty works well to fill surface ridges. I have also had the Stereolithography vendor custom paint the parts. Finishing ultraviolet laser resin Stereolithography is a labor of love. I now try to get the project to cover the finishing cost. Test any paint first. We had an issue with a team member using standard Krylon primer then using Krylon for plastic we ended up with wrinkled mess. Test First on small parts. No guarantee you have to test since resins and paints vary.


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