I am trying to do my first 3D program, I import the drawing in as a STL, move it to my zero point, then pick Z Level Rough. My problem is it wants to cut the sides of the part, and I cannot have that, my vise jaws are there. I do need it to come out the front of the part and do the face. I have attach the STL file if anyone could help. I have V24 STD, but any would help.
Where you able to extract lines for the outer boundary? Or did you just sketch them? I try extracting the lines, and I could not get that to work. I need to extract the hole to drill and tap it, and I cannot get it also.
Thanks for your help.
I would use any other file format other than STL if you can. You can't extract edges or modify an STL in BobCAD.
STEP file format is my first choice, IGS next.
How did you change it to a Wire Frame? I would have to put a skin on it to use it? Right?
I try both of them, and could not extract any edges from them, I must be doing something wrong.STEP file format is my first choice, IGS next.
As a side note, both Step, and IGS came in with a flaw in them, STL and Parasolid came in fine.
While closer is better, the boundary doesn't need to be perfect. As long as it is less than the diameter of the smallest tool you will use "off" the edge, then the toolpath can't "dip" in to the area. If you zoom in decently tight and use a spline you can get amazingly close. If you are off too much, zoom in more.
You should also be able to extract edges from the parasolid - I love that file format. It is small and keeps all the detail. What is the "original" file format you have? Why can't you open that in BBCD directly? Can you post the source file (the original you have in it's native format) here?
The original file is in Autodesk Inventor 2008. I have learn a fair amount about boundary and Bobcad from here and trial and error. At one time Bobcad had a webinars on 3D on there web site, but it gone. Also look on YouTube.What is the "original" file format you have? Why can't you open that in BBCD directly? Can you post the source file (the original you have in it's native format) here?
When it come to learning video's, Bobcad wants our money. They would be so far ahead of the game if they would have the video's out there of all to learn.