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Unread postAuthor: Atlantis » Fri Apr 14, 2006 7:44 pm

I was wondering if anyone could make a program to visually design potao canoons. Basically paint but with all the PVC parts already programmed in to it, so you could just move around pieces to see how they fit. It would make designing that much easier.
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Unread postAuthor: saladtossser » Fri Apr 14, 2006 7:56 pm

i would love to do this, only if i knew the dimensions of every single fitting

to make it easier, y not some graphic artist on this forum make a massive sheet that you can print out, and then cut out, then peice together?
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Unread postAuthor: spudshot » Fri Apr 14, 2006 7:59 pm

i was thinking of making a sticky where people with rhino 3d and such could model fittings/valves/pipes and other people can download them and use them to design a cannon faster, without having to model the valves and such themselves, anyone think thats a good idea?
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Unread postAuthor: saladtossser » Fri Apr 14, 2006 9:04 pm

you know, i would, except that you can not copy and paste in the trial version of rhino

the most basic and thus the best method to post stuff like a plan is just to have a colour code system for fittings and express size in pixel, 1" = 10 px. kinda like autocad drawings

it just makes things faster, no more labling and misunderstanding

most likely no body will want to stick to that system
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Unread postAuthor: Ballad_Black » Fri Apr 14, 2006 9:12 pm

I have no experience with the program being talked about, but im sure I can get a registration crack so one could obtain the full version. Just a thought.
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Unread postAuthor: Atlantis » Fri Apr 14, 2006 10:36 pm

I just realized I have AutoCad, I can just make a sheet with a drawing of all the parts and copy/paste em around.
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Unread postAuthor: feral_patriot » Sat Apr 15, 2006 2:29 am

What's a "potao canoonn" ?
Should I ask Dan Quayle? :P
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Unread postAuthor: )DEMON( » Sat Apr 15, 2006 3:03 am

some people cant spell but you should be able to read the wrod evne if teh ltetres aer all mxied up btu that is a different story
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Unread postAuthor: Shrimphead » Sat Apr 15, 2006 9:49 am

I think that any of those ideas would be awesome. I really suck at rhino (it took me many hours just to get my avatar right), so to be able to use predesigned fittings and such would be awesome. Maybe pcguy could even do it in flash or something and then put it up here. He could just make a link on the homepage, and a screen comes up and you have menus for different fittings and sizes and pick what you need and put it together.
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Unread postAuthor: CS » Sat Apr 15, 2006 2:55 pm

I had AutoCAD until my computer crashed and I was forced to dump everything... I mean that thing took me ~30 hours to download.

At any rate, ive also thought of this. Like how do you know the OD of fittings without physically measuring them? So we could do this as a joint effort and make all the possible fittings and simply copy the command line. Ill make one for starters...

How-To Make a 3" x 2" Bushing:

*Select "Right" viewport*

NOTE: Values contained within <> and () do not matter unless specified. These simply denote what the last value typed was when that specific question was asked. Therefore the values within <> and () may vary from the below.

Things in RED are things you do, things that are in WHITE are things that Rhino3D responds with.

Command: Cylinder
Base of cylinder ( Vertical Diameter 3Point Tangent AroundCurve ):
0,0
Radius <18.000> ( Diameter ):
Diameter
Diameter <18.000> ( Radius ):
3.5
End of cylinder:
2.295
End of cylinder:
0,0,-5

Command: TCone
Base of truncated cone ( Vertical Diameter 3Point Tangent AroundCurve ):
0,0
Radius at base <14.756> ( Diameter ):
Diameter
Diameter at base <29.511> ( Radius ):
3.05
Diameter at end <6.444>:
2.375
End of truncated cone <1.338>:
-.875
End of truncated cone <0.875>:
*Enter*

Command: Polygon
Center of inscribed polygon ( NumSides=8 Circumscribed Edge Star Vertical AroundCurve ):
N
Number of sides <8>:
8
Center of inscribed polygon ( NumSides=8 Circumscribed Edge Star Vertical AroundCurve ):
0,0,-1.895
Corner of polygon ( NumSides=8 ):
2
Corner of polygon ( NumSides=8 ):
*Drag to desired rotation*

Command: ExtrudeCrv
Select curves to extrude ( DeleteInput=No ):
*Select previously created "Polygon"*
Select curves to extrude. Press Enter when done ( DeleteInput=No ):
*Enter*
Extrusion distance ( Direction BothSides=No Cap=No Mode=Straight DeleteInput=No ):
-.4

Command: Cylinder
Base of cylinder ( Vertical Diameter 3Point Tangent AroundCurve ):
0,0
Diameter <2.375> ( Radius ):
2.375
End of cylinder:
-5
End of cylinder:
0,0,5

Command: BooleanDifference
Select first set of surfaces or polysurfaces:
*Select 3.5 Diameter cylinder*
Select first set of surfaces or polysurfaces. Press Enter for second set:
*Enter*
Select second set of surfaces or polysurfaces ( DeleteInput=Yes ):
*Select TCone*
Select second set of surfaces or polysurfaces. Press Enter when done ( DeleteInput=Yes ):
*Enter*
Boolean difference in progress... Press Esc to cancel
Creating rendering meshes... Press Esc to cancel

Command: BooleanDifference
Select first set of surfaces or polysurfaces:
*Select Octogon*
Select first set of surfaces or polysurfaces. Press Enter for second set:
*Select 3.5 Diameter cylinder*
Select first set of surfaces or polysurfaces. Press Enter for second set:
*Enter*
Select second set of surfaces or polysurfaces ( DeleteInput=Yes ):
*Select 2.375 Diameter cylinder*
Select second set of surfaces or polysurfaces. Press Enter when done ( DeleteInput=Yes ):
*Enter*
Boolean difference in progress... Press Esc to cancel
Creating rendering meshes... Press Esc to cancel
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Unread postAuthor: taz22 » Sun Apr 16, 2006 3:01 am

i like the idee of the paint thing of atlantis. maybe you coult just make 1 paint drawing whit all the pvc parts on it? ore a lot? it would be awsome. you could use your own spudgun diagrams? i don't know how to make your own things, buth i'm willing to learn it. if some1 els (dutch person plz) could help me? buth
the problem is that i don't know all the diferend pvc stuff. maybe later i will make 1 with coper, and 1 with metal? buth than we have 1 other problem. what if you used you used a lathe ore something to build some stuff:s than it won't work:S
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Unread postAuthor: taz22 » Mon Apr 17, 2006 3:38 am

wohooooooooo i'v found this link http://www.solidworks.com/pages/product ... uting.html a design program for pipes and tubes. dont'know how it works becaus i cant find
it do download:s
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