By popular demand this will be an interactive blog to show how 3D solid modeling can make the design and build process of woodworking, or almost any project, more fun and with better plans. The 3D modeling program is Creo Elements/Direct Modeling Express which is a FREE program from PTC (Parametric Technology Corporation) that I have been using since 2000 (then know as Solid Designer). If you want to join this adventure, go to the download site, check the PC requirements, download the a...
The cutting board designer is mostly finished now and I wanted to post a demo video and a link to the application which anyone can download and use for 7 days. I have sent temporary licenses to some people who volunteered for some beta testing. I have a few more licenses to give out if anyone is interested in some beta testing. If you’d like to give it a try the installer can be downloaded from: http://www.1024studios.com/CuttingBoardDesigner_Setup.exe Here’s the Video What wo...
Well . . . I jumped ship from Windows to Apple. After working with windows from 3.1 thru 7 I slid a Mac Pro in next to the Dell M90. It is a different, very different experience. I spent a lot of time at the Apple store, trying to do some of the kinds of things that i use a computer for. The people were very helpful with questions, and left me alone to “putz”. I finally took the plunge! I decided to try to totally stop thinking Windows and approach the Apple as if it was my...
To save costs and time is always welcome in any project, no matter how large is a woodworking plan. One of the tools that make the job easier, cleaner and cheaper is a nesting software.Some of the greatest advantages of a nesting software is to easily create optimal cutting plans, maximizing the material usage, avoiding calculation errors and anticipating with precision how many sheets or panels are necessary for the project, before actually buying them. The ability to try different layouts u...
The cutlist4.1.0pre link has been updated and anyone downloading now will now get v18.104.22.168 What’s new? Tilde (twiddle) ie ’~’ character has been restored to the cutlist window display. SU most commonly displays ’~’ on some measurements if it cannot display it accurately in the units you have selected. This might alert you that your part was not drawn correctly Tilde ( ’~’) now has been removed from the csv output ( cutlist csv and CutListPl...
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