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Thread: Unusual Watchmakers Tool?
26/10/2021 00:33:08

Martin

I think it could be tool for holding a balance wheel while the balance screws are adjusted.

This a picture of the tool

tool for holding balance wheels.jpg

Tom

Thread: 4MCAD from Mintronics
01/07/2021 18:41:01
Posted by Steve Skelton 1 on 01/07/2021 17:37:16:

Tom, hurray, at last someone who has used it. I also am looking at the classic version - have you any gripes when using it? When you say it works well with Atom3D what are you doing with it?

Steve

Steve

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

bush.jpg

TomK

01/07/2021 17:05:31
Posted by Steve Skelton 1 on 30/06/2021 09:16:12:

Hi All,

I have used Autocad 2006 in the past and felt very comfortable with it, Whilst I am not a power user it did what I wanted and allowed me to modify the timber-frame design drawings of the house I built.

I can no longer use the 2006 software I had as it does not run on 64 bit PC's.

I am looking to invest the time (and money) in a standalone, non-subscription CAD package that will allow me to modify my library of existing Autocad drawings and produce some new layouts that I need.

Does anyone have any experience with the 4MCAD software that Mintronics sell and do you have any views? I have tried LibreCAD but for some reason I am unable to load any of the files as it claims that I do not have the permissions. I have tried changing the permissions but with no success.

Steve

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

TomK

Thread: Archer tapping chuck clutch
06/04/2021 09:46:37

Peter

That is all I have.

Have you looked at Model Engineer

Vol 185

Year 2000

No 4124

Tom Stephens Archer tapping chuck

I don't have that magazine so don't know the content

Tom

05/04/2021 17:10:36
Posted by TomK on 05/04/2021 16:57:29:

This any good

REVERSIBLE TAPPING ATTACHMENT

Tom

tapping_chuck.jpg

05/04/2021 16:57:29

This any good

REVERSIBLE TAPPING ATTACHMENT

Tom

Thread: Bit of Xmas Fun, Competition!
23/12/2020 17:16:06

parts for a weaving loom

Tom

Thread: Percival Marshall gramophone message?
08/04/2020 16:00:41

Link to Percival Marshall recording

5th Posting down

TomK

on 08/04/2020 16:05:48

Edited By TomK on 08/04/2020 16:10:45

Thread: Your ideal holiday
21/08/2019 21:34:10

Sailing west coast of Scotland on this for 8 weeksshearwater_crinal_canal_2019.jpg

Thread: Inspection guage, what is it for?
29/07/2019 16:40:36

Vic

The tool is a Starrett No. 459 Cutter Clearance Angle Gage

tom

Thread: Learning CAD with Alibre Atom3D
11/03/2019 20:01:44
Posted by JasonB on 11/03/2019 18:15:26:

If you right click on the spring and then select "show reference geometry" you can then mate the XY plane ( most likely plne) of the spring to the shoulder of the other part, may need to enter a distance depending where the plane is on the spring.

You can also align the central axis by the same method.

Quick will work the same as this

Edited By JasonB on 11/03/2019 18:29:05

Edited By JasonB on 11/03/2019 18:47:54

Jason

I got it work with your instructions.

Thanks

Tom

11/03/2019 17:18:44

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.

pin_to_spring2.jpg

Thanks

Tom

23/02/2019 16:22:03
Posted by David Jupp on 21/02/2019 20:00:05:

Tom, you can post Atom3D files to the Alibre User Forum. To set up an account there so you can post you will need an access code - either PM me or mail support@alibre.com to get the code.

David

I have just joined the Alibre forum thanks for the info

Tom

21/02/2019 09:56:31
Posted by David Jupp on 20/02/2019 19:36:56:

Tom, linkages like crank & piston can be made to work as in real life.

Atom3D doesn't have a 'Cam & Follower' constraint.

Part deformation, as others have responded is not supported.

David

Thanks for to reply

Tom

20/02/2019 15:12:25
Posted by Neil Wyatt on 20/02/2019 09:21:47:
Posted by TomK on 19/02/2019 23:40:02:

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.

Tom

Hi Tom

I don't think you can get items like springs to flex. Not only is modelling the spring accurately an issue, how does the program know which component should be flexing?

Neil

Thanks for the reply. Neil

19/02/2019 23:40:02

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.

Tom

11/01/2019 10:06:14
Posted by TomK on 10/01/2019 23:18:22:

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.

Thanks

Tom

Hi

Thanks to all that have replied to my question. The information supplied has answered my question.

Thanks

Tom

10/01/2019 23:18:22

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.

Thanks

Tom

Thread: PLANS AND BUILD INSTRUCTIONS PLEASE
11/06/2018 11:14:06
Posted by dave le feuvre on 10/06/2018 18:30:58:

Hi Tom,

thank you for that , I will ask my Uncle if he has those mags, do you think it will give all the dimensions I will need to build this?

regards Dave.

Dave

I don't have a copy of these mags. I got the info from the the online index database

**LINK**

.Someone on here will have a copy of them and will be able to tell you it the articles have the dimensions.

Tom

10/06/2018 12:49:03

Dave

ME 1989 vol 162 numbers 3841,3843 and 3845 has the articles on building a CES rotary table

Tom

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