rotating drawn lines in part editor

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rotating drawn lines in part editor

Postby Chris Armstrong » Wed, Mar 30 2016, 2:19AM

occasionally when we get jobs that require us to draw the kitchen up through part editor to workout our cabinet sizes.
earlier on this year i had posted that i had a problem nesting in a part on our cnc due to the way it was programmed in to the sheet. the link to the post is http://www.thermwood.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=15716

if we were able to rotate the drawings around to match a viable sheet size it would be easier to nest and not create the errors i had received.
would it be a viable option to be able to rotate the drawings or is there already the ability to do so that im missing?

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Re: rotating drawn lines in part editor

Postby Kerry Fullington » Sun, Apr 03 2016, 8:04AM

Chris,

To rotate in the Part Editor Contour use the mirror to line function.

Draw a line on the page to a 45 degree angle using angle snap.

Select all lines in the drawing then click on the mirror function and choose to mirror to a line.

click on the line you created and this will rotate the drawing 90 degrees.

You will then need to eliminate the original drawing and the lines you created.

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Re: rotating drawn lines in part editor

Postby Chris Armstrong » Tue, Apr 12 2016, 2:30AM

hi kerry, sorry for the late reply

i have tried that and this is what i get, please bare in mind this is just an example and not the actual project.

mirror.jpg

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Re: rotating drawn lines in part editor

Postby Kerry Fullington » Tue, Apr 12 2016, 6:42AM

Chris

Take a look at this picture

mirror 2.jpg

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Re: rotating drawn lines in part editor

Postby Chris Armstrong » Tue, Apr 12 2016, 9:58PM

its the box on the angle that im wanting to rotate back to it being square

i tried again doing that advice it mirries the angle so its not on a 90 or 180 degree

mirror 2.jpg

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Re: rotating drawn lines in part editor

Postby Kerry Fullington » Wed, Apr 13 2016, 10:12AM

Chris,

You are still using the vertical line to mirror .

Draw the 45 degree line

Select your box that you want to rotate using select chain

Click on the mirror option and choose Line

Now click on the 45 degree angle line you just drew to mirror to it.

Your box will rotate.

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Re: rotating drawn lines in part editor

Postby Chris Armstrong » Wed, Apr 13 2016, 6:26PM

hi kerry,

im sorry to keep bothering you, i ve done the 45 degree line and still no luck angle snap to 45 degree mirrored to line as suggest and these are the results:

mirror 3.jpg


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Re: rotating drawn lines in part editor

Postby David Egnoski » Thu, Apr 14 2016, 7:41AM

Try drawing the line at 22.5 degrees and mirror to that.
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Re: rotating drawn lines in part editor

Postby Clint Buechlein » Thu, Apr 14 2016, 7:43AM

Chris,

You should be drawing a line to mirror about half the angle you drew your geometry. For example, if you geometry is drawn at a 45 degree angle, your line to mirror about should be drawn at 22.5 degrees. However, Contour Mode doesn't seem to be cooperating with the decimal in the angle. The vertical line should be at 90 degrees but it is measuring at 89. When the programmer is back in, I'll question if its a bug or a reason why it is like that.

In the mean time, email me the cabinet you are working with that has the geometry at an angle that you would like straight up and down to cabinets@thermwood.com and I'll see what I can do with it. Or if you have the geometry saved from Contour Mode, you can email me the x_t file it creates and I should be able to work with it as well.

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Re: rotating drawn lines in part editor

Postby Chris Armstrong » Mon, Apr 18 2016, 11:12PM

thankyou all for your help,

the 22.5 degree line was the line i needed to use and now make sense of it.
this new knowledge will certainly come of use.

thanks again all

chris


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