jeudi 10 août 2017

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 Voici un appareil qui vous permet de prendre vos appels téléphoniques en mains libres (sécuritaire) et écoutez la musique contenu sur votre téléphone intelligent et de l'écoutez avec les haut-parleur de votre auto. J'en ai un et c'est génial !



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Simple et la qualité sonore est très bonne !



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Bonne journée !


mercredi 26 avril 2017

Turbocad - How to create Curtains - Loft tool and Spline by Fit Points

How to create Curtains with the Loft tool and Spline by Fit Points of Turbocad



It's much less work than making them to the sewing machine!

To follow this tutorial you can download the basic Turbocad file by clicking this link. Open it

Note : The Revolve tool is available with the Professionnal and PRO Platinum versions of Turbocad.  These 2 versions are available in free trial and fully functional versions for 30 days :-) Click on the links in blue to learn more

You see just the basics objects and visuals Workplanes you'll need to do the curtains and the bands which holds them on the side. I placed others objects already did (pole, walls, moldings, door, ect...) on specific layers. Those layers are invisible. We'll make them visible during the tutorial



Procedure to create the curtains and the bands

  • First I maded 3 horizontals Workplanes (top, middle, bottom)
  • Creation of the horizontals shapes of the curtains with Spline by fit Points tool
  • Creation of the curtains with the Loft tool
  • Creation of the bands which hold the curtains on the side

Creation of the necessary Workplanes

In this Curtains tutorial file,they're already maded. You can access them in using the Named Workplane by the Standard Toolbar or with the Design Director. It is easier to predetermine your Workplnes before to place differents curtains shapes at the right places. See the image above


Creation of the horizontals shapes of the curtains

As you can see on the image below, I did a rectangle on the Top Workplane at the place I want to start the left curtain. To help me, I used the Divide snap mode with an 18 divisions setup and I selected the Vertex snap mode too to start the curtain shape. Now select the Spline by Fit Point tool from the Curve toolbar. Start your curtain shape with one of the corner of the rectangle and after draw the shape you want for your curtain. 

On the current workplane, Made a copy of the curtain shape  and place it at the place you want, NOT A MIRROR COPY because it causes a display problem (transparencies parts on the curtains) and I don't know why. Rotate it if it's needed



Now make the Middle WorkPlane active. Select the 2 curtains shapes you just did, make a copy them and place them where you want on the Middle Workplane

Select the left curtain shape (middle one) and resize it as you wish and do the same thing with the right one




Repeat the previous steps but on the Bottom WorkPlane


Creation of the curtains with the Loft tool

You are now at the most interesting moment !

Before to select the Loft tool, Right click and select Properties, in the 3D sub section make sure Solid is selected

Now select the Loft tool. After select the 3 formats of curtains shapes in this way to reproduce the curtains I did (you can try other ways to make other results) : the top one, the middle one and the bottom one. Right click and select the Finish command.



Voilà, congratulations you succeed your first Lofting. To see the render, choose the Render scene you want (Draft, Quality or Advanced Quality)



Now use the same procedure po made the right curtain. If you to see the result with the pole, walls and others objects you just have to turn on the appropriates layers

Note : The Revolve tool is available with the Professionnal and PRO Platinum versions of Turbocad.  These 2 versions are available in free trial and fully functional versions for 30 days :-) Click on the links in blue to learn more

Want more Turbocad tutorialsclick here

Jean
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dimanche 23 avril 2017

TurboCAD - Revolve tool - How to Create a Revolution of a 2D entity around an axis

TurboCAD, How to create a circular 3D modeling shape since a 2D shape and an Axis


Sometimes it is useful to create a circular object since an irregular shape like a mecanical part or a gallery pole. This tutorial will show how to create them. Let's begin !



Note : The Revolve tool is available with the DeluxeProfessionnal and PRO Platinum versions of Turbocad.  These 3 versions are available in free trial and fully functional versions for 30 days :-) Click on the links in blue to learn more

To follow this tutorial properly, please download my Turbocad file since this link an open it

Where to find the Revolve tool ? You can find in the 3D Modify tool bar (see image below)



When you select the Revolve tool, Turbocad ask you (bottom of the screen) to select a "2D Entity to Revolve". Select the Blue one. The object becomes highlight


At the bottom left of the screen, it will ask you to "Specify the first point of the Revolution Axis "Select one of the ends of the object". After Turbocad ask you "Specify the second point of the Revolution Axis". Select the other end point of the object. The 2 points you choose deterrmine the orientation of the axis on wich the 2D shape will make a revolution. The 3D shape appear. Congratulations you just did your first Revolved hape in 3D


As you can see there's 2 objects, the 2D basic shape and the 3D one you can Edit, Copy ect...Now I'm sure you want to see the 3D object in rendering mode, just choose on of the rendering mode (Hidden lines, Quality or Advanced) in the Rendering modes tool bar



An Extra for this tutorial !


Now use the same manner to Revolve the other object and I'll show you something else will interested you, The Shell tool use to remove the interior of a Revolved 3D object made since a closed 2D polyline shape and just leaved a thickness around the object


Select the Shell Solid tool from the drop down menu Modify -- Modify 3D object -- Facet Editing -- Shell Solid. At the bottom left of the Turbocad window, Place the cursor in the Thickness case and enter the value 0.5 in than press the Enter key. Select the object you just did. Turbocad ask you  to "Select a face to Omit or choose Finish from the local menu". Select the bigger round surface, right click and select the Finish command. Voilà the Shell Solid command had removed the interior of the object. Don't forget you can do it only with 3D revolved shape made with a CLOSED 2D shape.


Note : The Solid Shell tool is available with the  Professionnal and PRO Platinum versions of Turbocad.  These 2 versions are available in free trial and fully functional versions for 30 days :-) Click on the links in blue to learn more

Thanks to take your time to read this tutorial !

Want more Turbocad tutorialsclick here

Jean
Turbocad affiliate

Turbocad, the real Alternative



samedi 22 avril 2017

Turbocad -- Outil Sweep - Comment créé un objet 3D le long d'un chemin (objet)

The ENGLISH version of this tutorial is available at this adress

Comment créer un objet 3D le long d'un chemin (Path) avec un profil 2D (objet)


L'outil Sweep est utile lorsque vous souhaitez créer un objet 3D sur un chemin (path) à partir de formes en 2D. Turbocad vous permet de le faire vraiment simplement. Par exemple: une moulure autour d'un mobilier, une plinthe sur un mur de pièce, une moulure de type O'gee au plafond et mille autres applications!



Note : L'outil Sweep est disponible avec les versions Professionnal et PRO Platinum de Turbocad. Ces 2 versions sont disponibles en version d'essai gratuite et en version entièrement fonctionnelle pendant 30 jours :-) Cliquez sur les liens en bleu pour en savoir plus

Pour faciliter votre tâche, vous pouvez télécharger mon fichier Turbocad avec les objets de base dont vous aurez besoin pour ce tutoriel. Vous pouvez le télécharger avec ce lien

Une fois téléchargée, ouvrez-le. Vous trouvez les objets que nous utiliserons dans ce tutoriel soit la nouvelle moulure en 2D (en bleu) qui épousera la forme en 3D (en noir) comprenant ses deux embouts et sa face avant, j'ai aussi dessiné le chemin (path) de ces côtés (en rouge). La nouvelle moulure suivra ce chemin en réalité.




Tout d'abord, nous mettrons le chemin du profil (Path) exactement sur le haut de l'objet en 3D. Sélectionnez le chemin du profil et assurez-vous de placer le point de référence (point jaune) sur le côté gauche en bas de celui-ci (voir l'image ci-dessous). Aidez-vous avec les Snap modes Vertex et Intersection actifs




Cliquez sur le point de référence, placez le chemin du profil exactement à la même position sur l'objet en 3D, comme indiqué ci-dessous.


Sélectionnez la forme de la moulure et placez le point de référence dans le coin supérieur gauche. Placez la moulure sur le coin inférieur gauche de l'objet en 3D (noir) comme indiqué ci-dessous



Maintenant, mettez la forme de la moulure dans la bonne orientation pour effectuer l'opération Sweep

Vous ferez cela en 2 étapes. La première, placez cette forme à plat sur le côté droit de l'objet en 3D et, dans un second temps, placez la perpendiculairement à ce côté de l'objet en 3D


Première étape, toujours avec la forme de la moulure sélectionnée, appuyez sur la touche TAB jusqu'à ce que la case Rot Y soit sélectionnée dans la barre d'Inspection au bas de la fenêtre Turbocad et tapez 90 puis appuyez sur la touche Entrée



Maintenant, vous avez cette position pour votre forme de moulure



Deuxième étape, vous procéderez exactement de la même manière que la première étape. Toujours avec la forme de la moulure sélectionnée, appuyez sur la touche TAB jusqu'à ce que la case Rot Y soit sélectionnée dans la barre d'Inspection au bas de la fenêtre Turbocad et tapez 90 puis appuyez sur la touche Entrée. Vous devez avoir cette orientation et cet emplacement tel qu'indiqué ci-dessous.



C'est presque fini ! Maintenant Vous allez faire la partie la plus intéressante de ce tutoriel

Maintenant, vous allez faire la nouvelle partie 3D (moulure) avec la forme 2D que vous venez de placer et avec le chemin (path) de profil que vous avez placé avant


Sélectionnez maintenant l'outil Sweep dans la barre d'outils



Cliquez avec le bouton droit n'importe où dans la zone de dessin et assurez-vous que l'option Use Compound Profile est activé et que la commande Rigid Sweep est désactivée



Sélectionnez maintenant la forme de la moulure et sélectionnez le profil du chemin (rouge). Cliquez avec le bouton droit de la souris et sélectionnez la commande Finish Selection of Path



Je pense qu'à ce moment-ci vous voulez voir le résultat final :-) Sélectionnez le mode de rendu Advanced ou Quality. Comme vous pouvez voir votre nouvelle moulure 3D s'adapte parfaitement à la forme de l'objet 3D (noir)



Félicitations, vous avez réussi !!

Note : L'outil Sweep est disponible avec les versions Professionnal et PRO Platinum de Turbocad. Ces 2 versions sont disponibles en version d'essai gratuite et en version entièrement fonctionnelle pendant 30 jours :-) Cliquez sur les liens en bleu pour en savoir plus

Vous voulez plus de tutoriels Turbocad, cliquez ici

Jean
Affilié Turbocad affiliate

Turbocad, l'Alternative
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mercredi 12 avril 2017

Turbocad -- The intermediates Copy tools

Turbocad - The intermediates Copy tools


You have always been hear at school to not copy your neighbor .... well, the computer tells you everything you do once do not remake it, Copy it!



This is the second of the three tutorials concerning the Basics, Intermediates and advanced Copy tools

You can see the first one (basics copy tools) by clicking this link
You can see the third one (advanced copy tools) by clicking this link


What's you gonna see in this Intermediates Copy tools tutorial ?

Intermediate Copy tools
  • Vector Copy
  • Mirror Copy
  • Copy in Place

Vector Copy tool

It is useful when you want to copy an object at a precise distance and angle Relative to the selected object. Modify -- copy -- Vector

To use it, first, to help you, draw a line with the lenght and angle you want to place the copy. You can draw this line anywhere on the drawing area. Select the object you want to copy, go to Modify menu -- Copy -- Vector




Turbocad ask you to define the Start point of the vector. Click the end of the line corresponding to the start of the way you want to copy the object already selected. Now Turbocad ask you to define the End point of the vector (the line you drew), click on the other end of the line.




Voilà the object is now copied at the place you want


Mirror tool


The Mirror tool is useful when you want to copy an object at equal distance relative to another. You can access this tool from Modify -- copy -- Mirror. This is possible with an intermediate object (or 2 arbitrary points) between them or you can use two points anywhere in the drawings area. The original object can be retained or discarded

Turbocad ask you to define the start point of the object (or one of the 2 arbitrary points) will serve as the intermediate. Click the first point on the object. Now Turbocad ask you to define the other point of the object (or the second arbitrary points), click on the other end on the object.




Copy in Place tool

This tool make a copy of the object(s) selected at the same place of the original object(s). You can access this tool from Modify -- copy -- Copy in Place. Once the command is executed, it is the copied object(s) that are selected and can be moved anywhere on the drawing area



Note: You have these Copy Tools on the Turbocad Deluxe, Turbocad Professional, Turbocad Pro Platinum and Designer versions. These 4 versions are available in free trial version and fully functional for 30 days :-) Click on the links in blue to learn more

Want more Turbocad tutorials, click here

Jean
Affiliate Turbocad
Turbocad, the real Alternative

Turbocad -- The advanced Copy tools

Turbocad - The Advanced Copy tools


You have always been hear at school to not copy your neighbor .... well, the computer tells you everything you do once do not remake it, Copy it!



This is the third of the three tutorials concerning the Basics, Intermediates and advanced Copy tools

You can see the first one (basics copy tools) by clicking this link
You can see the second one (intermediates copy tools) by clicking this link


What's you gonna see in this Advanced Copy tools tutorial ?


Advanced Copy tools (Array)

  • Linear
  • Radial
  • Array
  • Fit Linear
  • Fit Radial
  • Fit Array
Note: You have these Copy Tools on the Turbocad Deluxe, Turbocad Professional, Turbocad Pro Platinum and Designer (no Z axis value available) versions. These 4 versions are available in free trial version and fully functional for 30 days :-) Click on the links in blue to learn more

Advanced copy tools


Linear (Array)



You want to copy at equal distance one or many objects linearly ? This is the tool you need !



Select the object(s) you want to copy and go to Modify menu -- Array -- Linear and select it. A dot line from the Reference point appears.





Now go to the Inspector bar at the bottom left of the Turbocad window and enter, for this tutorial, the values in the X, Y and Z axis if you want copy in 3 dimensions. In the Steps cases, enter the number of copies you wanna do. For this tutorial, enter the value 5". In X step case, 0 in the Y an Z step cases and 4 in the Sets case then press the Enter key

Turbocad make 4 copies including the selected object of the objects with a distance of 5 inches between each one on the X axis. Further in this tutorial we'll see how to do Linear Copy on a specific line lenght





Radial copy (array)



You want to copy at equal distance one or many objects along an arc ? This is the tool you need !

Select the object(s) you want to copy and go to Modify menu -- Array -- Radial and select it. A circle dot line and its center point follow your cursor


Turbocad ask you to Define the center of the arc.You can do it in using your cursor and click at the place corresponding to the radius value you want, help you with the snap modes to be more precise. Or you can draw a reference line from the reencence point of the object corresponding to the values (lenght and angle) your needs. In this tutorial I choose 3 in as the radius value

Once done, you have to enter the followings values : for this tutorial enter 4 for Sets value and 90 for the angle case. Leave the default value in the +Rot case. Press the Enter key


Enter a value in the +Rot case if you want your object rotate on itself


Voilà, Turbocad maked 4 copies including the original object along your arc


Array

You want to Set the selection copies on a matrix ? This is the tool you need !


Select the object(s) you want to copy and go to Modify menu -- Array -- Array and select it. A rectangle dot line follow your cursor and have the center of the object as the reference point. You can change this reference point before activate the Array command by pressing the D key and place it where you want


Turbocad ask you to Define the linears steps from the reference point. You can do it in using your cursor and click at the place corresponding to the size of the matrix (rectangle dot line) you want. Help you with the snap modes to be more precise. Or use the cases values in the Inspector bar at the bottom of the Turbocad Window, For this tutorial use these values :



  • X step : 10 in
  • Y step : 10 in
  • Z step : 0 (use this case if you want to do a 3D copy)
  • Rows : 3
  • Cols (colums) : 4
  • Levels : 1 (use this case if you want to do a 3D copy)

Press the Enter key to see the result :-)



Fit Linear (Array)

You want to Set the selected object(s) copies along a line and fitting them into this line segment ? This is the tool you need !

Note: You have these Copy Tools on the Turbocad Deluxe, Turbocad Professional, Turbocad Pro Platinum and Designer (no Z axis value available) versions. These 4 versions are available in free trial version and fully functional for 30 days :-) Click on the links in blue to learn more

Select the object(s) you want to copy and go to Modify menu -- Array -- Fit Linear and select it. A dot line from the Reference point appears. Tab in the X Size case in the inspector bar at the bottom of the Turbocad window and set these values :


  • X Size : 0
  • Y Size : 16
  • Z Size : 0
  • Sets :    4
  • Then press the Enter key





In this tutorial, Turbocad place the end point at 16in on the Y axis and copy 4 objects including original object at equal distance on this dot line

Fit Radial (Array)

You want to Set the selection copies along an arc and fitting them into an arc segment. ? This is the tool you need !


  • Select the objects you want to copy and  go to Modify menu -- Array -- Fit Radial activate it.
  • To define precisely the radius of the arc along the objects will be copied, draw a reference line (lenght and angle) from the reference point of the object selected
  • Tab to the Inspector Bar and enter the number of Sets - the total number of objects that will result.
  • By default the first copy angle is define by the reference point of the object selected and the point you used to set the radius.Set the last angle copies by using the mouse to define the center of the copy arc and the angle, or enter the angle in the Angle case of the Inspector Bar. You can enter a rotation value to set the rotation of each copy relative to the previous one. You can ask Turbocad to rotate each object on itself by defining an angle in the Rotation case. If you don't want to rotate the object copies, leave the Rotation case with zero value. 
For this tutorial, enter these values :
  • Sets : 6  This value include the object selected
  • Angle : 240
  • +Rot :  0
  • Then press the Enter key


Fit Array

You want to You want to do a selection object(s) copies in a given rectangle ? This is the tool you need !


Select the object(s) you want to copy and go to Modify menu -- Array -- Fit Array and select it. A dot line from the Reference and follow you cursor forming a rectangle appear and defining the boundaries of you copies. Tab in the X Bound case in the inspector bar at the bottom of the Turbocad window and set these values :

  • X Size : 20     Define the boundarie on X axis
  • Y Size : 14      Define the boundarie on Y axis
  • Z Size :  0       Define the boundarie on Z axis
  • Rows :  4      Define the number of Rows you want
  • Cols :   6       Define the numbers of columns you want
  • Levels : 0      Define the number of levels you want (for 3 dimensionning)
  • Then press the Enter key


Voilà, Turbocad had fit the new copie of the object selected in the boundaries you defined !





Note: You have these Copy Tools on the Turbocad Deluxe, Turbocad Professional, Turbocad Pro Platinum and Designer (no Z axis value available) versions. These 4 versions are available in free trial version and fully functional for 30 days :-) Click on the links in blue to learn more

Want more Turbocad tutorials, click here

Jean
Affiliate Turbocad
Turbocad, the real Alternative