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  • Under 3D CAD CATALOGS you have the possibility to chooses CAD formats and to define the handing over mode into the CAD system.  1. ...
    Under 3D CAD CATALOGS you have the possibility to chooses CAD formats and to define the handing over mode into the CAD system.
     
    1. Make sure that you are in the dialog area 3D CAD CATALOGS.
    2. On the right side under Actions, click on Edit CAD formats
     


    -> The following dialog are shows up: 
     
       - Generation options (Level of Detail)
       - Selected Formats (Add CAD formats)
     
     
     
    3. Click on Add CAD formats.
     
     
    -> The settings area for Generation type and Format selection opens.
     
    Generation type and Format selection 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
     
    4. First determine the desired generation type. Click into the desired option field.
     

    -> In the dialog area  Format selection select a format or several formats.
     
     
     
    5. Click on Save.
     

    -> The view changes back to the dialog area Generation options / Selected formats.
     
    In the dialog area Selected Formats you can see your current selection. 
    In addition to that under Actions you can define the Level of Detail.  
     
     
     
    6. Confirm your entries with Save.
     
  • Follow the steps listed below to generate a PDF datasheet: Make sure that you are in the dialog area 3D CAD CATALOGS and select t...

    Follow the steps listed below to generate a PDF datasheet:

    1. Make sure that you are in the dialog area 3D CAD CATALOGS and select the desired catalog. 
    2. At directory level  select product groups as long as a concrete assembly  or concrete single part  has been specified. 

      -> As soon as a concrete row has been determined, a 3D view and dimensional drawings are loaded under CAD model preview
       
    3. Under Actions, click on Generate PDF datasheet



    4. The information dialog Generation CAD models opens. 



      Note

      If the CAD model shall be generated in several formats under Format selection there is the possibility to choose the format PDF Datasheet additionally. By holding down the CTRL key, you can make multiple selections.

       

    5. Under Actions, click on Generate CAD model.



    6. The information dialog Generating CAD models opens.  



      -> The generation was started.

      The following symbols show the generation status:

      Active generation

      Generation erroneous

      Generation successfull. Part ready for download.


      Note

      The pregenerated 3D PDF corresponds to a sample part (created for a mid-row with standard setting) and may differ from your selected part. 

  • Follow the steps listed below to carry out the geometric similarity search: Make sure that you are in the dialog area 3D CAD ...

    Follow the steps listed below to carry out the geometric similarity search:

    1. Make sure that you are in the dialog area 3D CAD CATALOGS and search for the required part.

    2. At directory level  select product groups as long as a concrete assembly  or concrete single part  has been specified. Select the desired part by clicking into the option button before the desired row.

       

    3.  Click on Geometrical Search.

       

      -> The similar parts found are listed in the dialog area Results.

       

  • Follow the steps listed below to generate your desired part:  Make sure that your are in the dialog area 3D CAD CATALOGS&nbs...

    Follow the steps listed below to generate your desired part:
     

    1. Make sure that your are in the dialog area 3D CAD CATALOGS and select the desired catalog.
    2. At directory level select product groups as long as a concrete assembly or concrete single part has been specified.

       

      -> A soon as a concrete row has been determined, a 3D view and dimensional drawings are loaded under CAD model preview.

       

    3. In the dialog area Download CAD models under Actions define the generation type and the desired CAD formats by clickingEdit CAD formats.

    4. Under Actions click on Generate CAD MODEL.

    5. The information dialog Generating CAD models opens.



      ->
       The generation of CAD models was started.
       

      The following icons show the generation status:
       

      Active generation

      Generation erroneous

      Generation successful. Part ready for download.
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  • Overview to the quality characteristics  Gold Quality Seal Available in many languages Levels of detail included (LOD...

    Overview to the quality characteristics
     

    Gold Quality Seal

    • Available in many languages

    • Levels of detail included (LOD)

    • Central management with the CADENAS quality tool PARTproject QA

    • Electronic test run was passed (CAD compatibility assured)

    • Only clear nomenclature -> ERP-compatibility assured

    • Fitting spaces modelled as negative bodies (e.g. for sealings)

    • Kinematic / geometrical constraints defined

    • Assembling conditions / information included

    • Defined parts, which are not cut with 2D-derivations

    • Classified according to eCl@ss 5.1
       

    Silver Quality Seal

    • Central management with the CADENAS quality tool PARTproject QA

    • Electronic test run was passed (CAD compatibility assured)

  • 1.) Go to https://b2b.partcommunity.com/community/partcloud/index#!upload-parts Interesting: Choosing the right license  
  • With the so-called HotSpot function, additional diverse information can now be linked with a preview of the uploaded component. Those 3...

    With the so-called HotSpot function, additional diverse information can now be linked with a preview of the uploaded component. Those 3D CAD models become an interactive encyclopedia for engineers and members of the PARTcloud.net sharing community.

    Besides videos and animated graphics, members of the community can also provide descriptions of the 3D CAD model and explain their own designs. The advantage is also shown with the sharing or embedding of the 3D CAD model in other websites: The information remains unchanged and engineers can obtain a first impression at once.

    How to do it? It is very simple, just follow these guide lines:

     

     

    1. Once your 3D model is uploaded on PARTcloud.net, a HotSpot can be added. Click on the icon "HotSpot Mode".

     

     

    2. Choose the HotSpot location on your 3D model and click to confirm it. The "black box" is a place where the title will be shown.

     

     

    3. Choose among options depending on what you would like to add. A new window appears where the information can be selected that is to be filed. Users then have a choice between texts, links, images, videos and manufacturer catalogs. The latter shows engineers, for example, which standard parts were used in the design. In this case, we will use "Link" and then "YouTube" in order to show a video clip. If you want to add an article, you can choose "Wikipedia" - it is all up to you.

     

     

     

    4. Add the title of info you would like to provide.

     

     

    5. Find what you are looking for (in this case, a video clip from YouTube) and copy-paste the link. Click on "Add".

     

     

     6. The HotSpot should appear beside your 3D model. You can add as many HotSpots as you like. We added one more in this case (on bottom) to make it educational and more interesting like that.

     

     

     7. Click on it and you can watch that specific YouTube video clip. You can also click on YouTube to take you directly there (black arrow). Once again, you can add any other HotSpot depending on what you would like to show: Wikipedia article, PDF catalog, Vimeo, photo, website, etc.

     

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gY6o2_8Fqu8

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Log in with your access data and click on the button My Profile.  On the right side, under Profile Options, cli...
    1. Log in with your access data and click on the button My Profile.

    2.  On the right side, under Profile Options, click on Edit My Profile.

    3. Carry out the necessary changes under Personal Info.

    4. Confirm the data by clicking the button Save.

    5. You receive the confirmation Your changes have been saved.

  • 1. Log in with your access data and click on the button Settings.   2. Click inside the field Email Address and enter your new e-m...

    1. Log in with your access data and click on the button Settings.

     

    2. Click inside the field Email Address and enter your new e-mail address.

     

    3. Confirm the data by clicking the button Save Changes.

     

          -> The confirmation Settings were successfully saved is displayed.

  • Follow the steps listed below to send a request for quotation:  Make sure that you are in the dialog are 3D CAD CATALOGS and sele...

    Follow the steps listed below to send a request for quotation:
     

    1. Make sure that you are in the dialog are 3D CAD CATALOGS and select the desired catalog. 
    2. At directory level  select product groups as long as a concrete assembly  or concrete single part  has been specified.

      -> As soon as a concrete row has been determined, a 3D view and dimensional drawings are loaded under CAD model preview.

    3. Under Actions click on Request for quotation.


      -> The dialog for inputting your quotation request opens.

      Fill in the input fields completely and click on Send request, to send the request. 


    4. Note
      In order to get a preview of your enquiry click on Preview request.



      -> A dialog box with a preview of the request opens.
    5. As soon as the e-mail was sent, you will receive the confirmation Email has been sent successfully.
  • Follow the steps listed below to integrate the chosen CAD model into your CAD system directly:  Make sure that you are in the d...

    Follow the steps listed below to integrate the chosen CAD model into your CAD system directly: 

    1. Make sure that you are in the dialog area 3D CAD CATALOGS and navigate to the required part.
       

    2. In the dialog area Download CAD models under Edit CAD formats -> Add CAD formats, select the transfer mode directIntoCad by clicking into the option field. Then define the CAD system and confirm your entries by clicking on Save.
       




      -> The view returns to the dialog area Generation options / Selected formats. Confirm your entries by clicking on Save.
       

    3. Under Actions, click on Generate CAD model.
       



      -> The information dialog Generating CAD models opens.

      Note

      All formats activated under Download CAD models(dialog area 3D CAD CATALOGS) -> Edit CAD formats -> Selected Formats are generated and listed here now.
      As long as the generation is running,  is shown.

       

    4. As soon as the generation has completed, you can submit the CAD models to the CAD system in this window directly by clicking the link Direct integration.
       



      If you close this window, further CAD models can be selected.

      Furthermore all generated CAD models are listed under Download CAD models.
       



      -> In the transfer mode Direct integration into CAD system the link text in the column Actions will be the following:
       

      • Direct integration
         

      In addition the following is shown:
       

      • Remove: By clicking on the link you can remove parts from the list, which are no longer required.

      • Info: Specific part information.
         

    5. By clicking the link Info specific part information is displayed:
       

      • Preview image

      • Part description

      • Status information for generation

        Generation in progress

        Generation successful

        Generation not successful. A corresponding error message shows up.
      • Status information on Direct integration

      • Formats:

        PART2cad

        -> For some formats you can get some CAD specific information by clicking the Info icon . The same Info-icon you can find under Download CAD models -> Actions.

      • Level of Detail

      • Generation date

      • Language

      • to overview all currently available models.
         

    6. Click on the link Direct integration or the symbol , in order to load parts into the CAD system.


      Note

      The application component PART2cad is required at the workstation when using direct integration.
       

      Install it during the first run. The necessary installer opens automatically.

      The installer itself needs Java.
       

      -> Once Java is installed the PART2cad installation will start. If Java is not installed, there will be no Java logo displayed. In this case click on the link Click here and install Java.
       



      -> Warning messages may show up. Let the component PART2cad install.

      During the first run the direct integration PART2cad will be downloaded.
       



      Following runs will open the dialog Transferring model to CAD. No user interaction is necessary.
       



      Note

      Please note the following selection dialog for the version name of the CAD system. 
       
    7. In the drop-down menu select the CAD version where the model is to be transferred. Confirm the selection with Choose.
       




      Note

      Keep in mind that the CAD system has to be started.

      -> A dialog box "Export ..." is opened to select the destination directory.
       



    8. Select the preferred destination directory. Use ... to browse. Confirm your entries by clicking Ok.
       

      -> The model is transferred to the CAD system.
       




      Note

      When the transfer to the CAD system is finished a message will be shown.Please note the following selection dialog for the version name of the CAD system. 



      -> The part has been imported in the CAD system.
       

      If the CAD system is not started or the wrong version was chosen, an error message will be shown.
       

     

  • A corresponding icon is shown at catalogs with quality seal. If the catalog hasn't got a quality seal the link is inactive (greyed out). ...

    A corresponding icon is shown at catalogs with quality seal. If the catalog hasn't got a quality seal the link is inactive (greyed out).

    •  Gold seal

    •  Silver seal

    •  No seal

  • Use the filter, especially for parts with many rows (characteristics), in order to minimize the number of displayed rows.  Follow t...

    Use the filter, especially for parts with many rows (characteristics), in order to minimize the number of displayed rows.
     

    Follow the steps listed below to filter for certain variables:
     

    1. Make sure that your are in the dialog area 3D CAD CATALOGS and search for the required part.
       

    2. At directory level select product groups as long as a concrete assembly or concrete single part has been specified and choose an assembly or a single part.
       

    3. For tables with many values (columns) switch into Full screen mode by clicking on the icon .
       



      -> By clicking the icon you return to the standard view.
       

    4. Click on the filter symbol in the column header of the respective variable with which you want to filter.
       




      -> The dialog area with the Filter settings opens.
       



    5. Make your preferred settings. Then click on Apply to confirm your entries.
       




      -> If you want to change your entries click on Reset. If you want to return without changes click on x.
       



      -> Only CAD models are shown which correspond to the filter settings.
       



    6. In order to delete the filter settings, click on Remove all filters.
       

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  • https://stephaneginier.com/sculptgl/     SculptGL is a digital sculpting web app, with sources available on github. ...

    https://stephaneginier.com/sculptgl/

     

     

    • SculptGL is a digital sculpting web app, with sources available on github.
    • Also available on the chrome web store.
    • If you want to download a standalone version, you can download it here (identical as the web version).
    • Sketchfab made a fork of the old SculptGL version with a new design : Sculptfab.

     

     

    Main features :

    • Sculpting tools
      • Standard tools : Brush, Inflate, Smooth, Twist, Drag, etc
      • PBR Vertex Painting (color, roughness, metalness)
      • Alpha texture support for each tools
    • Multiresolution sculpting
      • Quad-tri Subdivison (catmull-clark/loop)
      • Reversion (compute opposite of subdvision if possible)
      • Navigating from low/high poly level subdiv will retain sculpting changes
      • keep UVs (both reversion and subdivison)
    • Voxel remeshing
      • Uses SurfaceNets meshing algorithm (produces quad-only mesh)
      • Uniform remeshing (quads will have the same size)
      • Can also create non-manifold vertex :(
      • In case of a non closed mesh, a naive holefilling algorithm is performed first
      • Deletes UV
    • Dynamic topology
      • Triangles only
      • Operates in real time
      • Local subdivision (create new triangles)
      • Local decimation (deletes triangles)
      • Deletes UV
    • Supports OBJ, PLY, STL import/export
      • Reads vertex color
      • Optimizes post and pre transform cache (tipsy algorithm)
    • Undo/Redo support

     

  • Some parts contain value range fields. In order to completely specify the part, a selection must be made in the value range fields. ...

    Some parts contain value range fields. In order to completely specify the part, a selection must be made in the value range fields.
     

    The settings are made in the Variables section.
     

    Follow the steps listed below to set the value ranges:
     

    1. Make sure that you are in the dialog area 3D CAD CATALOGS and search for the required part.  

    2. At directory level  select product groups as long as a concrete assembly  or concrete single part  has been specified. Select the desired part by clicking into the option button before the desired row.

    3. Click on the part description in order to reach the variable view.  



       -> You will recognize the value range fields based on their yellow background color.




      There are different types of value range fields:

      - List fields
      Using the arrow  open the value range field and select the desired value. 


       

      Then select the desired value.

       
       
      - Input fields or selection via slider
      Enter the desired value manually or set it using the slider in the given area.





      Note
      Inputs outside of the allowed value range are automatically corrected.  

       
      - Value range fields with images
      Some catalogs support images for variant selection. 




       Click on the image in order to set another value.



      -> A dialog opens for choosing the characteristic per image.



      Select the desired variant by clicking on the image.



      -> It is reloaded into the variable view.



      If you do not want to take over the changes, click on x.



      The part is now completely specified.

  • https://brickify.it/ 3D-Printing + LEGO® = Faster Prototyping  

    https://brickify.it/

    3D-Printing + LEGO® = Faster Prototyping

     

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  • 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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  • Choose download option ANIMATED GIF

    Choose download option ANIMATED GIF

  • 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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  •     About this service - http://www.voronator.com/ Supported formats Currently supported formats for input are:...
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    About this service - http://www.voronator.com/

    Supported formats

    Currently supported formats for input are:
    STL    Stereolithography binary and ASCII
    PLY Stanford Polygon Library
    DAE Collada
    OBJ Wavefront Object
    OFF Object File Format
    As output format we provide STL and PLY (both binary only).

    The result is rubbish!

    Yeah, that can happen. Not all models are suitable for our Voronoization process.
    Take a look at the following models to get an idea what kind of models will not work.
    Models with thin solids or convoluted structures will not work with our Voronoization process. 

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