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    Joe,
    Is there any way to enable 3d STL. files here for sharing?

    thanks,
    Philip
    Philip

  • #2
    looks like you can zip it then upload it
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    • #3
      Thanks Joe.
      Philip

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      • #4
        Test: Ratchet pawl. rachet_pawl_with mounting plate (1).zip
        Philip

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        • #5
          Philip,

          Looks like it'll work just fine...Click image for larger version  Name:	PhilipPawl.JPG Views:	0 Size:	28.6 KB ID:	968163
          clipped off of the Cura build plate shot.


          Jim
          Last edited by BurleyJim; 10-18-2021, 07:34 PM.
          Take the red pill

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          • #6
            Click image for larger version  Name:	Screenshot (57).png Views:	0 Size:	188.7 KB ID:	968174 Thanks Jim, Cool. It opened with chitubox also. Thanks for verifying! Wasn't sure...
            O-scale.
            I wish it would show without capturing.
            Last edited by Philip; 10-18-2021, 08:39 PM.
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            • #7
              Way over my head but it looks neat!

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              • BurleyJim
                BurleyJim commented
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                Mike, the hardest part of this whole process is 'getting your head wrapped around it'. At our age, we all started out building that airplane kit. It looked like a couple of 2 X4's and you had to 'whittle away everything that didn't look like an airplane'. (subtractive manufacturing) With this stuff, you imagine what you want to make, and then figure out how you do it, starting on a flat plate (additive manufacturing).

                You can download a free copy of Fusion 360 from https://www.autodesk.com/products/fusion-360/free-trial

                As a hobbyist, it is absolutely free, full featured, but they limit the number of items you can work on at a time. As a 'new guy', it'll never bother you. There are hundreds of tutorials on You Tube etc. to get started. McWhorter's is a step by step kind of guy to follow. Some of the videos are a little dated, as the program is 'in the cloud' and they are constantly making little tweaks here and there as users want a change in how an operation works.

                ANYONE can do this with a little effort. Don't get frustrated, and expect some failures with a lot of successes.

                Jim

            • #8
              I'll second Jim's comment on Fusion. I watched McWorters videos. That's how I learned at least how to set the program up and do some simple 3D drawings. Only problem was I had a newer version than his. I had a bit of trouble when I couldn't find the same symbols on the menu's. Look for the one's with less than 6 months.

              Bernd
              New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds

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              • #9
                Honestly Mike not over your head.

                I haven't graduated to Fusion 360. Tinkercad was my start and have designed with both. Tinkercad is much easier to start with in my opinion.

                Tinkercad is free also and the baby brother of Fusion 360 .
                I sometime call it kiddycad because it had limitations.

                Another free one is freecad. I downloaded it but have not tried it yet.

                Ed Traxler uses Sketch-up and has nearly mastered that program. I think he's a member here.

                Best to just jump in and get your feet wet plus 3d resin printers keep falling in price.
                Like those little tiny N scale items are all possible!
                Philip

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