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help with part editor

Postby wayne chater » Sun, Nov 25 2007, 3:34PM

I feel like I've mastered just about every other aspect of the program but theres something about part editor that I just dont get. I've read the help manual many times but it seems too general. I need a tutorial that leads me through it step by step. is there such a thing?
specifically I want to create a curved counter top and curved island front.
I have managed to create a flutted filler (dumb luck?)
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Postby Terry Davis » Sun, Nov 25 2007, 11:19PM

You will probably have to use display cubes you can give them just about any shape, color and texture you want, and curved walls are not supported yet.

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Postby wayne chater » Mon, Nov 26 2007, 12:53AM

I think your right about the display cube but I haven't been able to edit the part. I get left with the waste instead of the counter. I seem to be able to put the lines where i want to cut but then I'm lost. there is somthing fundamental about part editor I'm just not grasping.

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Postby Paul Ellis » Mon, Nov 26 2007, 1:26AM

Wayne,
After creating the contour you want, right click and then choose 'Create part using closed contour', click on the contour line and then click next. You should now be left with the part you want. You probably chose the other one where you can cut through the material.
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Postby DanEpps » Mon, Nov 26 2007, 7:22AM

Wayne

eCabinet Systems Made Easy (located on the help menu) gives a great tutorial on making curved parts.

Click the Contents tab then scroll down to \"Using the Cabinet/Assembly Editor\" and double-click it. Scroll down to \"Using the Part Editor\" and the right panel has the steps.
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Postby wayne chater » Mon, Nov 26 2007, 5:09PM

Thanks Dan & Paul: I haven't had time to play but this looks like what I need.
Regards, Wayne

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Postby DanEpps » Mon, Nov 26 2007, 8:23PM

I just added a video demo of how to do this to eCabWorld. Go to the Downloads section of the Member's Lounge to download the file.

It is a 7.35MB zip file and requires Windows Media Player to play (WMV file).

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Quick sample of ctop

Postby Keith Beggarly » Mon, Nov 26 2007, 9:35PM

Looks like you have been given good instruction. Here is a quick example of what can be done.
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