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I modeling some transport Screw Conveyor or auger, and I can get idea how modeling spiral part. I can use one of final solution from 3d warehouse, but I like to learn how for next time. I try all kind of plugins, like spiral stairs, helix, screw, screw 21, but I cant figure how that plugins work, maybe is problem because my native language is far far away from english Slovenian and I cant get the point of subject, if I expressed correctly.
I look and try with this exsample and no way to get result, I try with all kind diferent point selected and no sucess.
Hi. @Gaieus Ha ha I get the point Zmrzlina is not Slovenian I thik is Czech word for Ice Cream, Slovenian word is even more funny, Sladoled
@watkins I will try this tutorial, maybe I succeed
So my problem is, if use helix plugin, make curve and then draw a taper, model become non simetric, I use rectangle and folow me tool, but this rectangle not folow curve nice and start spin around curve, if I say rihgt.
I think you need this plugin Follow me and keep viewtopic.php?f=323&t=16465 .
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What happened to my draft. I saved and it's gone
Here again. First I wish to put up a video on using the screw.rb. If you have more questions you can come back here.
Video from : www.youtube.com
Rich gives a blow by blow here: viewtopic.php?f=15&t=15784&start=15#p245701
Screw.rb might be difficult at first but experiment. With the follow mes you'll never get this:
@ely862me That's exactly what I needed, could not be better.
I make this Screw Conveyor and for me is look OK, I got just few problems.
If I make a tube, and I want to put helix in that tube, I cant. This would save me the time with settlement of the pipe axis, and scale Conveyor to adjust inside teh pipe.
But I'm still happy
Thank you all for support.
@Gaieus I apologies, it has word zmrzlina in slovenian But allmost no one use this word anymore, I found word only in few old recipes for candy. So you were right, again
Hi. Is there some good tutorial for alignment techniques ? I will use google and youtube, but if anyone know some good one, it wont be bad
For alignment: See Dave's Post here where he gives a link to his tutorial where it says "this" http://sketchucation.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=79&t=48824&p=438636#p438550 (and you might look at the whole rest of the thread too).
Hi, I got problem again, how to cut hole from one pipe to another, for T connector like I do on sample ?
The exact method depends on whether they are groups/components but basically you do it by intersecting. Select all the geometry > Right click > Intersect selected (or model) then delete the geometry in the "holes".
If the pipe is in a group/component, edit it first (double click) and do the intersection (now only with model works) inside.
Hi. I success
Cyan pipe is group, I not create T part of pipe in that group (avoid some errors with slection etc) So I make this part separate on this group, make guide first, on that guide make circle, use push/pull tool to make cylinder, then with offset tool make another circle on top of cylinder, push/pull tool and make tube, triple click on what I make, go to Edit / and copy this object. Delete object, open grouped cyan tube and goto Edit / paste in place, right click on pasted part and select Intersect faces / with model, then delete parts that do not need.
Maybe this will help some newbie like me
Thank you again.
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