shapeshaver (Unregistered Guest)
|Posted on Friday, August 30, 2002 - 09:41 pm: ||
Is'nt there a spiraling totem function? If so, how do I use it?
Post Number: 154
|Posted on Saturday, August 31, 2002 - 09:11 am: ||
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.
shaver (Unregistered Guest)
|Posted on Tuesday, September 03, 2002 - 12:55 pm: ||
I dont have an option box on the totem dialog screen, I am using Version 188.8.131.52
Robert Beal (Shapeshaver)
Post Number: 3
|Posted on Friday, September 06, 2002 - 10:58 am: ||
downloaded version 184.108.40.206 and what do you know...