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shapeshaver (Unregistered Guest)
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Posted on Friday, August 30, 2002 - 09:41 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is'nt there a spiraling totem function? If so, how do I use it?
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support (Support)
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Posted on Saturday, August 31, 2002 - 09:11 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The spiral is a helix shape that follows the 3D contour of an STL model. It is wrapped around the Z axis. You can orient the model in StlWork to control which direction on the part that the spiral is generated.

Create the spiral using the settings in the Totem Pole function. Totem Pole will create concentric rings/slices or the spiral. There is an option box on the dialog. It is then saved as a DXF file.

This DXF file can be processed in another application to create the rotary toolpath. StlWork cannot directly create the rotary spiral CNC code, but creates the offset DXF geometry. Vector can generate CNC code from the DXF file.
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shaver (Unregistered Guest)
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Posted on Tuesday, September 03, 2002 - 12:55 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I dont have an option box on the totem dialog screen, I am using Version 2.1.0.0
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Robert Beal (Shapeshaver)
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Posted on Friday, September 06, 2002 - 10:58 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

downloaded version 2.1.0.1 and what do you know...

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