Here is a list of all the postings TomK has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Unusual Watchmakers Tool?|
I think it could be tool for holding a balance wheel while the balance screws are adjusted.
This a picture of the tool
|Thread: 4MCAD from Mintronics|
No gripes just use it like autocad took me while to set up the tools the way I wanted them. It also similar to draftsight which works the same way as AutoCad. One good thing is you do not have to search for a tile if you know the command just type it in e.g circle. by the time you have type "cir" the box apears you then select the command and another box pops up with all the autocad options like 2point, 3point and tangent options.
You can open DXF manufacturing drawing created in ATOM3D then modify and dimension easier than ATOM3D. It is also possibe to do the oposite by creating a 2d view then convert to 3d model in ATOM3D.
It is not as easy as just importing a file you have to open the file in ATOM3D then copy and paste into the 3d model page.
Screen shot of file exported from Atom3D to 4Mcad no dimesions
I have the clasic version 19 of the 4MCAD software. I can open Autocad files i did in 2002 that were drawn in Autocad 2000.
The software is very similar to Autocad with the same style of command line. There is some things that are different
from the autocad 2000 I used but none that have caused me any problems. It also works well with Alibre atom 3D
|Thread: Archer tapping chuck clutch|
That is all I have.
Have you looked at Model Engineer
Tom Stephens Archer tapping chuck
I don't have that magazine so don't know the content
This any good
|Thread: Bit of Xmas Fun, Competition!|
parts for a weaving loom
|Thread: Percival Marshall gramophone message?|
Link to Percival Marshall recording
5th Posting down
on 08/04/2020 16:05:48
Edited By TomK on 08/04/2020 16:10:45
|Thread: Your ideal holiday|
|Thread: Inspection guage, what is it for?|
The tool is a Starrett No. 459 Cutter Clearance Angle Gage
|Thread: Learning CAD with Alibre Atom3D|
Can anyone tell me how to mate a spring to a shaft in Alibre 3d assembly. I have tried the Quick icon used to mate shafts with holes but cannot get it to work for springs. The screen shot shows the shaft and spring. I want the spring to be anchored to the small diameter on the shaft.
I have just joined the Alibre forum thanks for the info
Thanks for to reply
Thanks for the reply. Neil
Question on animation.
Been looking at animation in Alibrie atom3d. I can get rotation and sliding of 2 items. Is this the limit or can
you get 2 separate parts to work together such as a plunger or a cam coming down on a leaf spring that would show the movement of the spring. The spring is not on a pivot, It is anchored to a flat surface.
Hello Been learning Alibre Atom3D. have run into a problem with creating a hole in a cylinder at an angle.
Can anyone show me how to put a hole half way along a tapered cylinder at an angle of 25 degrees to the axis of the cylinder to a depth of half the cylinder diameter..
Cylinder is 0.5" dia at larger end an 0.25 " dia at small end.
|Thread: PLANS AND BUILD INSTRUCTIONS PLEASE|
ME 1989 vol 162 numbers 3841,3843 and 3845 has the articles on building a CES rotary table
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