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Thread: Solid Edge Community Edn. - Gen. Qs. Thereof
04/01/2022 09:03:24
Posted by Nigel Graham 2 on 02/01/2022 21:23:06:

......

So they will run SE(C) and everything else I want and more - but I am concerned with them accepting my existing version of MS 'Office' and 3rd-party programmes other than TC. I want to avoid a costly, open-ended subscription to 'Office' for exactly the same tasks. An independent retailer might better match PC and me.

I...

I can't help with TurboCAD.

However I use both FreeCAD and SE(Community Edition). One thing I have learnt is that it is probably better to stick with one program until you get familiar with it. Switching from package to package only adds confusion, at least in my case.

I would strongly endorse IanT recommendation of the Dr Seif SE videos 

Regarding MS Office,, You don't say what version you are using. I have Office 2010 Quick Start edition working fine on my laptop, This was originally Win 7 but then upgraded to Win 10. I have had no problems with it. I also have had a 2003 Edition working fine on Win 7 but I cannot remember if it worked on Win 10 . However I now have LibreOffice on a win 10 desktop. I regularly pass Word and Excel documents back and forth between the two computers and never had a problem opening or saving documents so compatibility seems excellent. i rarely use PowerPoint . Unless you have some special files associated with either Excel or Word, i would suggest trying LibreOffice as a replacement on a new computer if your version of Office does not work.

Edited By Gerard O'Toole on 04/01/2022 09:05:38

Edited By Gerard O'Toole on 04/01/2022 09:05:57

Thread: Is there a demand for Whitworth tools?
01/12/2021 15:58:46
Posted by Gerard O'Toole on 01/12/2021 15:55:01:
Posted by JP Santos on 01/12/2021 13:51:18:
Posted by Nigel Graham 2 on 01/12/2021 13:10:53:

You say you "mainly use Imperial" but don't need BSW/F spanners?

Many model- and preservation- engineers need them, though.

Put an ad. in the For Sale list here.


yes, I work, as a hobby on my old harleys and old american cars and have plenty of AF sockets and spanners.
the BSW/F spanners just sit in a box on the side, so I thought trying to find someone who could have an interest in them.

Sorry duplicate post.

Any fellow motorcyclist with AJS, Norton, Velocette , etc , or BSA/Triumph to early 60's would find good use for them. I have a couple of sets , as well as sockets but often pick extra items up at car boot sales etc. You should definitely sell them on to someone who might have more use for them. Or maybe ask at a local classic/vintage motorcycle club.

01/12/2021 15:55:01
Posted by JP Santos on 01/12/2021 13:51:18:
Posted by Nigel Graham 2 on 01/12/2021 13:10:53:

You say you "mainly use Imperial" but don't need BSW/F spanners?

Many model- and preservation- engineers need them, though.

Put an ad. in the For Sale list here.


yes, I work, as a hobby on my old harleys and old american cars and have plenty of AF sockets and spanners.
the BSW/F spanners just sit in a box on the side, so I thought trying to find someone who could have an interest in them.

Thread: An unusual thread size- Stanley 78 rebate plane
30/11/2021 05:07:36

How accurate are you able to measure it?

Could it be 7/32" x 28 ? BSF

Thread: Solid Edge - Community Edition
14/11/2021 16:24:28

Thanks Ian, Jason. I didn't know it expired so i might wait until that happens before updating.

I too am running it on Wiin 10 Home edition

14/11/2021 09:05:40
Posted by IanT on 12/11/2021 17:29:33:

Hello John,

I've been running Solid Edge 2020 for about 18 months and have been meaning to download the latest edition - assuuming it would be 2021.

I've just downloaded the latest Solid Edge Community Edition and was surprised (and pleased) to find it is the latest 2022 Edition - which was released by Siemens on October 6th!

I'm afraid I can't help with your problem - but would just ask if you are running Win10 (I use 'Home' ) and also if you downloaded from the link I provided in the first post or somewhere else?

Hi Graham - yes, I'm using Win10 'Home' on a nearly 6 year old i5 Laptop.

Regards,

IanT

Edited By IanT on 12/11/2021 17:29:49

Posted by Grindstone Cowboy on 12/11/2021 19:17:58:

Currently downloading the 2022 version, having had the 2020 and 2021 editions (but admittedly not really used them much). One thing which is vaguely irritating is the fact that Siemens seem to be unable to remember me - every download results in me having to re-register, despite having one (possibly two) accounts and verifying my email each time.

This time, I'll make more of an effort to learn how to use the software properly.

Rob

Hi Ian, Rob

I am still using 2020 edition . I have downloaded 2022 edition but i have to delete 2020 edition before it will install.

Can you tell me if the 2022 edition has any significant improvements and is worth installing? More importantly , do i loose anything in the new edition?

On thing i cannot do now is create threads. I do get a simulation of a thread but that does not translate into a 3D printed part. .If that worked in 2022 i would feel it worthwhile updating.

I mainly use FreeCAD but it too has its' limitations

thanks

Ger

Thread: Sat Nav maybe...
20/06/2021 07:16:22
Posted by peak4 on 20/06/2021 02:09:46:

I'd check out the event regs. first and make sure GPS based systems aren't prohibited.

Bill

I would endorse this advice. I have no experience with car events but on any classic/vintage motorcycle events I have participated in the use of sat navs would be prohibited.

Is there any reason you cannot use the cars own odometer ? (it is what I always use( on the motorcycle)

Thread: Shipping to the EU - beware!
06/05/2021 17:54:55
Posted by Mike Poole on 06/05/2021 16:07:24:

I understand the situation and to get things running smoothly again will take work from both sides, the suspicion is that one side is not working to the same goal and possibly actively undermining the situation. Many businesses are walking away from the hassle, some maybe for ever and some until things are sorted out. We won’t see the wood for the trees until the covid situation is under control all over the world. I recently bought some fairly low value items from the USA which near doubled in price with the various charges but none were a surprise and the process worked as expected, it shouldn’t be that hard to get things working smoothly and transparently but it will take both sides to make the effort.

Mike

BBC reporting that the EU Commission are saying that the new conditions imposed by Jersey are in breech of the Brexit deal. I assume they will begin the legal process .which is probably better than having embargos etc.

06/05/2021 10:26:23
Posted by mgnbuk on 06/05/2021 09:30:16:

..

Plastic model specialists Hannats have been documenting their problems exporting to the EU - latest cause of items being returned was apparently due to items transiting France to Austria & Italy having the Vat demanded by the French, with no way for the Austrian or Italian customers to claim back against the French.

..

Nigel B.

Why would the Italian and Austrian customers expect to reclaim the VAT?

Thread: Repair It? Wossat Mean, Like?
05/05/2021 12:43:16

I think rules are changing to make manufacturers make their products repairable.

Thread: Anyone else having problems printing from Pocketmags this month?
03/05/2021 10:22:59

Hi John,

The correct process is outlined in Luis Trincao's post of the 20th above and restated by Robert Walker.

If you could clarify the following questions then someone could probably provide more help

Are you following their process, i.e. opening the magazine with the alternative viewer( linked at the bottom of the page)?

When you get to the print stage , are you printing with Microsoft PDF printer?

When you get the pdf file created how are you opening it?

Gerard

Thread: Printing digital edition pages
02/05/2021 06:37:03

It is explained near the end of this thread

Thread: Faulty? NVR Switch
23/04/2021 17:20:00

Thanks to everyone for all the adivce.

I have rewired the switch and fitted to the lathe and everything is working as it should.

Much appreciate all the help

Gerard

22/04/2021 21:03:50

Thank you both, Andy and Kevin,

I will rewire and hopefully get it working

I really appreciate the help

Gerard

 

Edited By Gerard O'Toole on 22/04/2021 21:04:15

22/04/2021 17:04:07

I am trying to fit an NVR Switch ,with Emergency stop, to an older lathe. I have checked the wiring against diagram and against other advice here and elsewhere on the internet and i believe i have the switch wired correctly.

However the switch does not 'latch on' ( if that is the correct term ). i am actually testing with a 220v lamp and when i press the 'on button' the lamp will light but goes out as soon as I take my finger off the 'on button'.

I suspect it is faulty but wanted to check if I have wired it incorrectly.. There is a small fifth terminal on the NVR switch which is not connected and i wonder if that is the problem..

Any help would be much appreciated. The photograph shows the wiring testswitch.jpg

The NVR switch is marked CK21 .

Thanks

Gerard

Thread: Anyone else having problems printing from Pocketmags this month?
21/04/2021 06:54:24

Thanks Luis

i have just tried that with the current edition and it worked .

thanks

gerard

20/04/2021 15:19:43

I have tried in both edge and Chrome on a Windows 10 laptop. tried editions 298 to 303 .

I could print no inside pages on from any magazine. I could print the cover from Magazine 299 ( but no other page)

( in contrast, i could print all pages from Real Classic, a motorcycle magazine)

So it appears that it is not fixed yet.

Gerard

14/04/2021 17:01:17

Thanks Neil.

13/04/2021 13:51:56

Thanks Neil,

i have two replies one each from Pocketmags and help@me.secureorder.co.uk.

Pocketmags say

"Currently the printing problem is being sorted with the publishers, there was a reader update but the publishers PDF was not updated in accordance with the changes we had explained to them. This is with our technical team getting fixed currently."

And this reply from help@me.secureorder.co.uk.

"I'm sorry to have to advise that the printing facility is no longer available,"

i also read the "Real Classic" motorcycle magazine on Pocketmags and the printing is working fine with that magazine.

Would be great to get this working again as I had hoped to print the inserted tables in the centre pages of the more recent editions.

Thanks

gerard

07/04/2021 17:02:14

I agree Paul. However the reply I got from Pocketmags puts the blame with the Publishers. I quote

"Currently the printing problem is being sorted with the publishers, there was a reader update but the publishers PDF was not updated in accordance with the changes we had explained to them. This is with our technical team getting fixed currently"

I can print from other magazines, eg. Real Classic motorcycle magazine. The problem seems to be limited to the Model Engineer magazines. I have emailed to the subscription help but no reply as yet.

But you are right, everyone affected needs to email Pocketmags to start the ball rolling.

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