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Old 03-19-2015, 03:46 PM
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Someone commented earlier about their die may be a different CLR. I think we (bend-tech) would expand each file to a suite of files where the assembly was the same, but had different CLRs. We would also move the tubing if it joined on the radius to make sure everything lined up.

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Old 03-19-2015, 04:39 PM
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I thought you already had a tool/button for modifying the CLR & material for an assembly or individual tube/part? If not, that's something you should have regardless of this web exchange concept as a standard feature in Pro. People change materials and dies mid project some times.
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I thought you already had a tool/button for modifying the CLR & material for an assembly or individual tube/part? If not, that's something you should have regardless of this web exchange concept as a standard feature in Pro. People change materials and dies mid project some times.
We do have this, however, it doesn't move any welded in tubes that are tied into the bend. So if a radius gets bigger or smaller it wont move with the change of radius. It will be located in the same XYZ space as the initial radius. Clear as mud, huh.

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Ah yeah I kinda remember that "bug". I think you really need to have things scale/moev automatically, but you may also want a warning/highlight/dialogue box to say "tube x has moved" as a result of the change.

This is very similar to assembly-dimension/constraint driving in Solidworks. It can get tricky.
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Old 03-19-2015, 05:00 PM
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Ah yeah I kinda remember that "bug". I think you really need to have things scale/moev automatically, but you may also want a warning/highlight/dialogue box to say "tube x has moved" as a result of the change.

This is very similar to assembly-dimension/constraint driving in Solidworks. It can get tricky.
Not really a bug. We just don't have the tubes tied together with intelligence. Very seldom do customers need to change this. This is why I am suggesting for this project we adjust the assemblies so customers don't need to deal with it.

If we went to constraint driving system a large percentages of our customers would get lost real fast.
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Makes sense to me! You know your users a lot better than I do and I could see how people could get lost.
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.........a comprehensive materials library that I could just import...
Imperial and the lesser Metric units for Steel, Alum, Various alloys DOM & ERW with dimensions and weight/unit.

THAT is something I could dig

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My Thoughts:
This idea has potential for sure. I have used the CAD files from GrabCAD and others.
The management of the files will be a huge task as I see it.
I too usually/typically design from my own disturbed mind.
Off the top of my head, files for interior cages would probably work for many users. Something that there is little room for change. Or interior bars to follow floor contours like for seat mounts.
Chassis', bumpers, exo's probably back to the uniqueness of the builder. (Yes my bias is off road).
It takes donors and users to make this work.
Maybe get a request list to see what actually people want to get a file for?
I get requests for products all the time that if I built it I could sell one or two of a year if I was lucky, but one guy thinks its a great idea, and no I don't typically build it. I do like hearing them just because you never know what someone needs until they ask.
My long winded point is if only one guys needs it, then it's probably not worth the file management time, if many could use it then it's a deal.
Carry on.....................
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