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Unread postAuthor: dewey-1 » Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:33 am

bflmpsvz wrote:
dewey-1 wrote:Click "View", then check "Hidden Geometry" and you should get the lines you are asking for.



Sure, but there are 5546 edges in your schrader-valve model. Setting manually entity info for each of them, it would be very ineffective...


I was not referring to my models.
I am stating this for your cylinder models that you were talking about.
None of my models were done in Sketchup!

You cannot have everything in a free CAD program.

I quess I do not understand what you are trying to do.
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Unread postAuthor: bflmpsvz » Wed Oct 03, 2012 4:09 am

See my own Schrader valve model, created from scratch in Sketchup. I have no experience with other CAD program, so I like it! :lol:
http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/ ... revstart=0
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Unread postAuthor: dewey-1 » Wed Oct 03, 2012 12:15 pm

bflmpsvz wrote:See my own Schrader valve model, created from scratch in Sketchup. I have no experience with other CAD program, so I like it! :lol:


Very nice 3D model!
Did you use SketchUp Pro 7 or 8?
Can you export to sat file?
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Unread postAuthor: bflmpsvz » Thu Oct 04, 2012 1:51 pm

dewey-1 wrote:Did you use SketchUp Pro 7 or 8?
Can you export to sat file?



It is SketchUp 8 free version.
There is no export to sat in it.
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Thu Oct 04, 2012 2:19 pm

bflmpsvz wrote:
dewey-1 wrote:Did you use SketchUp Pro 7 or 8?
Can you export to sat file?



It is SketchUp 8 free version.
There is no export to sat in it.


You can get a free file converter then change the file format to what you need, for the most of the formats. You have to check them out to find what you need.
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Unread postAuthor: dewey-1 » Thu Oct 04, 2012 3:58 pm

jrrdw wrote:You can get a free file converter then change the file format to what you need, for the most of the formats. You have to check them out to find what you need.


jrrdw;
I have been doing CAD file conversions for over 25 years and know most of them for free do not do all that well. Especially to sat file conversions.
SketchUp is one that is the "new kid on the block" for CAD programs.

Most high end CAD programs have much better export capabilities.
I will see if JSR can do a sat file conversion for me. Hint, Hint! :)

I downloaded SketchUp Pro 8 to see what was available and it definitely can not do sat files.

The unique thing about sat files is that you can make use of primitive solids to create and modify existing 3D sat models by using union and subtract.
All my 3D models make use of the basic primitive solids.
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Unread postAuthor: Blitz » Tue Jul 23, 2013 7:49 pm

I have some basic SketchUp models (components) for larger diameter PVC fittings that I couldn't seem to find elsewhere. Would this be a good place to post them, or should I create my own topic?
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Unread postAuthor: dewey-1 » Wed Jul 24, 2013 5:59 am

What fittings and sizes have you done?
You can post images of them here.

Do you have an account with 3D warehouse?
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Unread postAuthor: Blitz » Wed Jul 24, 2013 11:13 am

Some 6" and 8" schedule 80 fittings that I'm using for designing my cannon - elbows, tees, bushings, flanges, and couplers. All I did was convert some IGES models, really. Will get a photo up later today, but you can see some of it in my MFIC build log.
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Unread postAuthor: dewey-1 » Wed Jul 24, 2013 12:07 pm

Yes I noticed your build log after I posted my questions.
You can see my preliminary of the Blitz launcher using Charlotte Pipe fittings in your buld log.
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Unread postAuthor: Blitz » Wed Jul 24, 2013 12:34 pm

Here's what I made. And by made, I mean converted and tweaked. :)

Top row: 8" fittings. Middle row: 6" fittings. The two elbows are also 6". All schedule 80.

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Unread postAuthor: spudhead » Sat Sep 28, 2013 2:47 pm

thank you very much. this looks great. up till now the best i found was http://www.formufit.com/trimble-sketchup-downloads/
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