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  • Once when you upload files and renders/photos of your 3D model on PARTcloud.net, simply go to the render/photo you would like to have as ...

    Once when you upload files and renders/photos of your 3D model on PARTcloud.net, simply go to the render/photo you would like to have as a privew and click on an "Image" icon (upper right corner).

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  • 1. Go to your uploaded model on PARTcloud.net and click on 3D model.   2. Use mouse to choose size and position of 3D model. ...

    1. Go to your uploaded model on PARTcloud.net and click on 3D model.

     

    2. Use mouse to choose size and position of 3D model.

     

    3. Lock the position by clicking on camera icon - done!

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  • 1. Download the APP 2. Activate the SKETCHER       3. use the SKETCHER

    1. Download the APP

    2. Activate the SKETCHER

     

     

     

    3. use the SKETCHER

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  • 1. Go to your published 3D model on PARTcloud.net (3D SHARE)   2. Click on "Configure your code and use it in your website". Als...

    1. Go to your published 3D model on PARTcloud.net (3D SHARE)

     

    2. Click on "Configure your code and use it in your website". Also, click on the render to be visible, not 3D model (upper red box).

     

    3. Click on "Copy" and the link will become blue

     

    4. Click on "Community" (upper-left)

     

    5. Once you are on homepage, just "Paste" it on "Post Something..." and you will see the link of your 3D model. Click on "Share".

     

     

    6. Your 3D model/render should be published on homepage now and it will get more attention like that!

     

     

     

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  •   Help Some quick tips: Workflow Pick an image, (Click on it in the Images screen), set Image parameters and Model par...
     
    Help Some quick tips:
    Workflow

    Pick an image, (Click on it in the Images screen), set Image parameters and Model parameters. Then refresh view to see the results. If autodownload is set, the STL will download each time you refresh.

    Max Size

    The largest X or Y dimension of the output lithophane - X if original image wide, Y if high.

    Thickness

    The maximum Z dimension of the output lithophane.

    Border

    The thickness of the border around the edge.

    Thinnest layer

    This is the minumum layer thickness (for the brightest pixels in the image).

    Vectors per pixel

    Each of the pixels in the image is translated into a number of 3D points on the surface of the lithophane, the larger this number, the more detailed the output (and the larger the STL file/slower the processing) 2 is a good value for this you can go up to 5, but it will take time and use memory.

    Base/Stand depth

    A small stand on the base for when printing vertically. Positive number for base coming forward, negative for backward.

    Curve

    Number of degrees to curve the surface (for the curved forms).

    Positive Image

    Set to Positive Image, lighter areas of the original image will be thinner in the output and the thicker if set to Negative Image.

    Mirror Image

    Set to Mirror Image, the image will be mirrored about the X axis (for rear viewing), otherwise the output will be in the same orientation as the original image.

    Flip Image

    Set to File Image, the image will be fliped about the Y axis, otherwise the output will be in the same orientation as the original image.

    Manual Refresh

    Set to Manual Refresh to only recreate the model when the 'Refresh' button is pressed, set to Automatic if you'd like the model to refresh when you select the image

    Repeat X Count

    Set to repeat the image in the X direction prior to creating the output.

    Repeat Y Count

    Set to repeat the image in the Y direction prior to creating the output.

    Mirror Repeat

    Set to alternately mirror the image when the X Repeat setting is being used.

    Flip Repeat

    Set to alternately flip the image when the Y Repeat setting is being used.

    Binary STL

    Set to use a binary (smaller and faster) STL file format, otherwise use ASCII where needed for compatibility with other software.

    Manual Download

    If set to Automatic, the STL file will download each time you refresh the model, if set to Manula, the download will only happen when you press the download button.

    Form

    Select the form of the output model from the following types

    Flat

    A rectangular model with the image impressed in one face. Curve setting is ignoed

    Inner Curve

    A curved rectangular model with the image impressed on the inner face. Use curve setting to set the number of degrees in the arc.

    Outer Curve

    A curved rectangular model with the image impressed on the outer face. Use curve setting to set the number of degrees in the arc.

    Solid Cylinder

    A cylindrical model with the image impressed on the curved face.

    Rectangular Pillow

    A rectangular pillow model with the image impressed on the top face

    Dome - Image on Top

    A circular dome model with the image impressed as if from above the dome

    Dome - Image on Side

    A circular dome model with the image impressed as if from the edge of the dome with the image wrapping the perimeter of the dome and the top of the image meeting in the centre

    Heart

    A heart shaped model with the image impressed on the curved faces

  • You can embed an interactive view of your 3D CAD models and assemblies into your website and many CAD manufacturers are already doing it....

    You can embed an interactive view of your 3D CAD models and assemblies into your website and many CAD manufacturers are already doing it.

    1. Create an account on PARTcloud.net

     

    2. Click on the upload button at the top of the page. You will then be asked to select a file(s) and to fill out some details about the part before uploading it.

     

    3. Once the part of assembly has been uploaded, you will be able to see it in your portfolio.

     

    4. If you view the part in your portfolio, you will see a box labelled "Configure your code and use it in your website".

     

    5.There are options available on how your part is shown and which aspects are visible. Underneath those options, an Iframe will be configured, which you can embed into your website. Before copying the code into your website you can test it. Click on the button “Try it” and you will be forwarded to a new site.

    Here you can test and modify your code. The size of the viewer can be adjusted by the width and height figures in the code. Afterwards: Copy this code and paste it into your website.

     

    6. When you preview the webpage, you will now be able to see the interactive window displaying your files.

     


     


     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • 1. Register on PARTcommunity.com   2. Upload your 3D model on 3D SHARE - PARTcloud.net       3. Choose "Cha...

    1. Register on PARTcommunity.com

     

    2. Upload your 3D model on 3D SHARE - PARTcloud.net

     

     

     

    3. Choose "Challenges" category (no need to choose subcategory). First you upload files, then renders (Upload Image).

     

    4. Choose the right license depending on your choice.

    5. Done. You can upload as many 3D models as you wish for the Weekly Challenge and good luck!

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  • 1.) Go to https://b2b.partcommunity.com/community/partcloud/index#!upload-parts Interesting: Choosing the right license  
  • 1. Please delete from folder %temp%/psol_logs (within WINexplorer) al files.Now please reproduce the problem and send logfile from this ...

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    Please delete from folder %temp%/psol_logs (within WINexplorer) al files.
    Now please reproduce the problem and send logfile from this folder.

     


    2.

    Click button F7 while PARTdatamanager is opend and send the file systeminfo, too.

    3.  (only if problem with a special part)

    Please open the part in PARTdatamanager an export it as PS3 V2 3D and add this file, too.



    Please send data to support@cadenas.de


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  • Here you'll find the PARTsolutions DVD for downloading: ftp://support-ftp.cadenas.de Username: cns_dealerPassword:  On request at&...

    Here you'll find the PARTsolutions DVD for downloading:

    ftp://support-ftp.cadenas.de

    Username: cns_dealer
    Password:  On request at  support@cadenas.de

    Subject: Downloadpassword PSOL software

    The Software is only provided for customers in maintenance or after sales approval for demo purposes. If you need an offer or sales contact please write an email to our support team. We will check the request and forwarded to the regarding department. Please note also which CAD you are using and how many workstations should be licensed.

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  • Downloading parts is not possible without being registered   On the left side, click on the button "Register for Free" in ...
    • Downloading parts is not possible without being registered

       

      1. On the left side, click on the button "Register for Free" in order to create a free account.

         

        -> A dialog opens with a form for inputting your account information.

      2. All fields are required to be filled in and the terms of use must be accepted. Click "Continue" at the bottom of the page to proceed with registration.

         

      3. In the next step the personal informations and informations about the company must be specified. Furthermore the field of activity, the CAD System, the PLM- or ERP system and more contact details can be specified.

      4. In order to verify that your details are correct, click on "Save"

         

        The following details must be specified for a successful registration:

        First name, last name, company, zip code, country.

        By entering invalid Information appropriate information appears.

        -> After that a picture can be added.

      5. Click on "Select a file".

         

      6. Choose the desired picture and open it by clicking the button "Open".

         

      7. Click on "Save Picture".

         

        -> If no picture shall be uploaded this step can be skipped.

      8. Click on "Skip".

         

        -> You will receive the confirmation „Thanks for joining!“

         

        -> The activation link will be sent to the specified e-mail address automatically.

      9. Open the e-mail sent to you and activate your account by clicking on the activation link.

         

      10. You will receive the confirmation „Your account has been verified. Please wait to be redirected or click here to login“ after that.

         

        Furthermore you receive a welcoming e-mail of PARTcommunity, in which you'll be invited to login.

        -> Registration is finished.

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  •    The following formats for 3D CAD models and 2D CAD models are available (license dependent): ADEM | Ali...
     

     The following formats for 3D CAD models and 2D CAD models are available (license dependent): ADEM | Alibre Design | Architectural Desktop | AutoCAD | BMP (2D View) | BMP (3D View) | CADCEUS | CADISON | CADdy | CadKey | Cadra | CATIA | Cimatron | CoCreate Modeling | Creo Elements/Direct Modeling | Creo Elements/Pro | Creo Parametric | DWF | DWG | DXF | Geomagic Design | Helix | HiCAD | Ideas | IGES | IntelliCAD | Inventor | IRONCAD | JPEG (2D View) | JPEG (3D View) | KeyCreator | KOMPAS | LogoCAD | Mastercam | Mechanical Desktop | Medusa | MegaCAD | MI | Microstation | NX | One Space Modeling | Parasolid | PDF 3D | PDF Datasheet | Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire | PRO-Desktop | SAT | Solid Designer | Solid Edge | SolidThinking | SolidWorks | SpaceClaim | STEP | STL | SVG | thinkdesign | TIFF (2D View) | TopSolid | TurboCAD | Unigraphics | Vectorworks | VDI | VISI | VX 



    The whole set of formats can be seen in the dialog area 3D CAD CATALOGS under choose CAD format . 

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  • Log in with your access data and click on the button "settings".   Click on "Change Password".   En...
      1. Log in with your access data and click on the button "settings".

         

      2. Click on "Change Password".

         

      3. Enter your old password first and then the new password . Confirm the data by clicking the button "Change Password".

         

      4. You will receive the confirmation „Settings were successfully saved“.

         

        -> Password has been changed.

  • Click on the flag right above on the open portal.   -> A dropdown-menu opens showing all available languages. &nbs...
    1. Click on the flag right above on the open portal.

       

      -> A dropdown-menu opens showing all available languages.

       

    2. Click on the preferred language.

      ->The language has been changed.

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  • ORIGAMI SIMULATOR    ( 2017 )   DEMO HERE This WebGL app simulates how any origami crease pattern will fol...

    This WebGL app simulates how any origami crease pattern will fold. It may look a little different from what you typically think of as "origami" - rather than folding paper in a set of sequential steps, this simulation attempts to fold every crease simultaneously. It does this by iteratively solving for small displacements in the geometry of an initially flat sheet due to forces exerted by creases. It calculates the geometry of folded or partially folded origami using a dynamic, GPU-accelerated solver; the solver extends work from the papers Origami Folding: A Structural Engineering Approach and Freeform Variations of Origami. It also supports an immersive, interactive VR mode using WebVR. More information about the solver and the app is being compiled into a paper and will be posted here soon. 

    Live demo here, code on Github.

    GIF

    The Origami Simulator lets you simulate how any crease pattern will fold in 3D. Try it here.

    GIF

    Folding a traditional crane in one step in the Origami Simulator.

    Crease patterns are uploaded into the app in SVG or FOLD formats. SVG crease patterns use color and opacity to set the direction and final fold angle of each crease. These patterns are triangulated and modeled as pin-jointed truss networks with additional angular constraints in the solver. At each step of the simulation, the displacements of nodes in the origami are calculated and used to update the visualization.

    GIF

    This crease pattern was generated by Maze Folder, an app by Erik DemaineMartin Demaine, and Jason Ku that creates crease patterns for any raised maze on a square grid. Based on the paper Folding Any Orthogonal Maze by the same authors.

    This app uses a compliant dynamic simulation method to solve for the geometry of an origami pattern at a given fold angle. The simulation sets up several types of constraints: distance constraints prevent the sheet from stretching or compressing, and angular constraints fold or flatten the sheet. Each of these constraints is weighted by a stiffness - the stiffer the constraint, the better it is enforced in the simulation.

    Cauchy strain or engineering strain is a unitless measurement of how much a material is being stretched or compressed under load. The app can be put into a strain visualization mode that illustrates the strain across an origami sheet by mapping it to a color from blue (no strain) to red (max strain). Visualizing strain gives a sense of how much the distance constraints in the origami pattern are being violated (i.e. how much the sheet is being stretched). The strain at each vertex is evaluated by averaging the percent deviation of all its distance constraints with adjacent vertices. This deviation is reported as a percent of the total length of the distance constraint to remove scaling effects.

    Strain map of folding waterbomb tessellation. The pattern tends to curl to minimize internal strain in the material.

    GIF

    Six-Pointed Hypar variant with strain map. This model was triangulated in an alternating asymmetric hinge triangulation based on the paper (Non)existence of Pleated Folds: How Paper Folds Between Creases.

    GIF

    Direct interaction with a Huffman Waterbomb tessellation in virtual reality. This app connects to virtual reality hardware via the WebVR api. In this mode, you can visualize the mesh folding in 3D and interact with it directly. Grab the mesh with both hands to see how it moves and watch internal strain propagate through the model. A longer VR demo video is on YouTube.

    Typically, origami patterns are made from many straight creases, but by using curved creases it's possible to create more organic forms. Curved creases are simulated in the app by discretizing them into many small, straight segments - according to the paper Curved Folding.

    GIF

    Harmonics of a circular pleat origami, eventually resting in a low frequency configuration.

    Kirigami is a variation on origami that incorporates cuts into a folding pattern. Many "popup" patterns used in cards or books are examples of kirigami. Green lines in crease patterns are treated as cuts when imported into the app. Left is a crease pattern for a Miyamoto Tower by Happy Folding, middle and right are popup designs by Popupology.

    GIF

    Miyamoto Tower kirigami pattern designed by Yoshinobu Miyamoto. Crease pattern from Happy Folding.

     
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  • 1. Go to your account/profile and click on "Edit".   2. Scroll all the way down and you will find options where you can add info...

    1. Go to your account/profile and click on "Edit".

     

    2. Scroll all the way down and you will find options where you can add info on services you offer. Once you are done, just click on "Save" and that's it.

  • Simply choose wanted option in coordinate system while uploading your 3D model on PARTcloud.net

    Simply choose wanted option in coordinate system while uploading your 3D model on PARTcloud.net

  • 1. Go to "Weekly Challenge group" and click on "Chat" window.   2. Scroll down and you will find the place where you can write a...

    1. Go to "Weekly Challenge group" and click on "Chat" window.

     

    2. Scroll down and you will find the place where you can write a message to members who are online and start conversation.

  • 1. Download the PLUGIN (BETA) and install to BLENDER addon directory Filename:   Size (KB)   Expir...

    1. Download the PLUGIN (BETA) and install to BLENDER addon directory

    Filename:  

    Size (KB)  

    Expiration Date  

    Action  

    PARTcloud.zip  

    7.59 KB  

    19.11.2017 - 11:56:05  

    Download

     

    2. Start the EXPORT

     

    3. Define your EXPORT parameters

  • To share its 3D models with friends or colleagues, users can use the PARTcloud.net 3D Printing & Sharing Community app. Models can be upl...

    To share its 3D models with friends or colleagues, users can use the PARTcloud.net 3D Printing & Sharing Community app. Models can be uploaded via PARTcloud.net on the 3D CAD models download portal PARTcommunity in STL and STEP format.

     

    1. Users have to login at PARTcloud.net or create an account free of charge in order to enjoy all the advantages of the Sharing Community. If you are already registered for the 3D CAD models download portal PARTcommunity, this is also valid for PARTcloud.net .

    The components are uploaded and the information as well as details filled in so that the 3D CAD model can be found more easily by other users.

     

    2. After uploading, the 3D CAD model appears in your own portfolio.

     

    3. Now the app PARTcloud.net 3D Printing & Sharing Community by CADENAS has to be installed on the smartphone or tablet.

     

    4. In the app itself, the search field is used to enter searched terms - in addition, the two filter functions "newest" and "select a category" can be used.

     

    5. Once you have found the 3D model, you have a well-known features, such as downloading the model. In addition, app users have the opportunity to link model and camera function to each other. Thus, two realities can be linked for spectacular photo shots.