All systems go

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All systems go

Post by robint » Thu Sep 27, 2018 5:43 pm

Thanks BM

lic key all installed v easy

Did some trivial tests on importing dxf into SU17 - very straight forward with an icosahedron

I assume the point data may be influenced by how the net is orientated?

Is there any way to get one face of a solid coplanar with say my x,y plane (ie 0,0), as at present it arrives skewed from all 3 axes. Its not a big issue, just time wasting re-jigging the model onto my x,y plane with at least one vertex on the x axis and same face co planar with x,y

Its very important in SU that you start with rigorous attention to you base axes - orthogonal mean orthogonal >= 6 dec pl. otherwise you run into trouble with faces not filling (except with a triangulation bodge and this error will propagate through your development - disaster later on

If too difficult maybe I can find a plug in for SU or fiddle with a dxf to xls file?

Here are some silly pix, cant yet get my head around the possibilities of this miscegenation
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dont know whats gone wrong here, can only add 1 pic

also "add img to post is very low resolution not usable
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Re: All systems go

Post by robertw » Sat Sep 29, 2018 4:56 am

When you export a 3D model in Stella a form appears where you can specify an orientation:


Choose "Sit on" and from the drop-down choose "3-fold axis".

You could also choose "Sit on current face/edge/vertex/symmetry" if you first select the item you want it to sit on.

Stella uses X left, Y up, Z out of screen. If SketchUp uses something else as the up axis, you may find using "Look At" works better (if SketchUp has Z axis up).

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