Easy way to modify the Generic Benroy

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Easy way to modify the Generic Benroy

Postby mikeschn » Sat Jan 28, 2006 3:40 pm

I did something totally different today.

I took the generic benroy profile, and constrained it. That means any dimension can be changed, at will, and the drawing updates automatically.

Why would I do that? To make it easy for you guys to do a "what if" scenaro...

Just download the trial copy of Turbocad Professional... (you can play with it for 15 days).

Lets do an example together.

Here is the drawing as it first opens up:
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You decide that the 8' length looks too short for that 80" long bed. You could shorten the bed up to 72", or you could lengthen the benroy. Let's see what 10' looks like...

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That looks too long to me. How about you? Well we could make it taller? You could try 54" or even 60" tall. But I am just going to shorten it up a little bit... Lets try 9' long...

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That's not too bad. I would probably still play with the size and position of the door and wheel...

Let's turn on the dimensions and see how they look...

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Do you want to work on that file a bit? How about you Rooster, since you are in the planning stages for a generic benroy.

Here's the file...
http://www.mikenchell.com/generic_benro ... ained2.TCW

The trial of TurboCAD professional is here...
http://imsi.vcrm2.com/broadbaseema/www/ ... urvey1.jsp

Have fun, and let me know if you have any questions... and or if I should add more detail to this file.

Mike...

P.S. Andrew, are you using Professional?
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Re: Easy way to modify the Generic Benroy

Postby angib » Sat Jan 28, 2006 7:19 pm



Sadly, this gets:
"The requested URL /generic_benroy/benroy_constrained2.TCW was not found on this server."

mikeschn wrote:P.S. Andrew, are you using Professional?

Nope. It now costs silly money, mostly for functions I don't need, so I gave up on the Professional version a couple of versions ago.

At one time, the Professional cost less than twice the Standard - now it's five times!

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Re: Easy way to modify the Generic Benroy

Postby mikeschn » Sun Jan 29, 2006 1:49 am

angib wrote:Sadly, this gets:
"The requested URL /generic_benroy/benroy_constrained2.TCW was not found on this server."


Some days I just can't type. Try this one.
http://www.mikenchell.com/generic_benro ... ained2.TCW

You might have to try the trial, just to play with constraints! :lol:

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Re: Easy way to modify the Generic Benroy

Postby angib » Sun Jan 29, 2006 7:02 am

mikeschn wrote:You might have to try the trial, just to play with constraints! :lol:

I ain't putting ma hands in anuther man's constraints. Nooo, suh. Ain't that sorta boy.

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Postby mikeschn » Sun Jan 29, 2006 7:27 am

:rofl:

Anyways, here's an interesting page with some animations that you might like to see. Shows some pretty nifty benefits of the D-cubed constraint manager.

http://www10.mcadcafe.com/goto.php?http ... ex_all.htm

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