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Forum: Graphics & CAD Fri 28 October 2016, 14:13
Replies: 17
Views: 7,503
Posted By Gerald D
I like that DraftSight, set to Classic mode,...

I like that DraftSight, set to Classic mode, gives me the same look and feel as AutoCAD. Having used AutoCAD daily for about 30 years, I use it without thinking. I have successfully taught AutoCAD to...
Forum: Graphics & CAD Thu 27 October 2016, 14:10
Replies: 17
Views: 7,503
Posted By Gerald D
Popups are off, privacy is off, location enabled....

Popups are off, privacy is off, location enabled. At 2 different computers at 2 sites with 2 ISPs.
Forum: Graphics & CAD Thu 27 October 2016, 00:26
Replies: 17
Views: 7,503
Posted By Gerald D
I am being stumped by a well-known registration...

I am being stumped by a well-known registration problem for DraftSight 16. See:
https://forum.solidworks.com/thread/84937
Forum: Graphics & CAD Fri 21 October 2016, 01:20
Replies: 17
Views: 7,503
Posted By Gerald D
Thanks guys Posting here has brought back...

Thanks guys

Posting here has brought back lots of memories! :)
Forum: Graphics & CAD Thu 20 October 2016, 01:17
Replies: 17
Views: 7,503
Posted By Gerald D
Does a generic freeware replacement for AutoCAD exist yet?

Hi Guys

Greetings from the land of the lazy . . . . it is now really time to hang up the hat and quit my day job in the waste industry. Looking forward to my last daily commute of 60 miles and...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sun 13 September 2015, 10:34
Replies: 408
Views: 35,793
Posted By Gerald D
Wife is not going to find her house! :)

Wife is not going to find her house! :)
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sat 29 August 2015, 01:42
Replies: 399
Views: 58,787
Posted By Gerald D
Unfortunately for the people who enjoy...

Unfortunately for the people who enjoy traditional woodwork, a CNC router is going to earn the most (or easiest) income while cutting boards, and most of these boards are synthetic "wood".

Our...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Fri 28 August 2015, 01:56
Replies: 399
Views: 58,787
Posted By Gerald D
That is a nice production money earner - well...

That is a nice production money earner - well done :)
Forum: The Market Place Fri 21 August 2015, 14:05
Replies: 5
Views: 1,728
Posted By Gerald D
Mark's machine was more fully described here:...

Mark's machine was more fully described here: http://www.mechmate.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2537

Luke, the PM system here does not discriminate for low post counts, but the recipient may have...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Fri 07 August 2015, 04:30
Replies: 778
Views: 71,026
Posted By Gerald D
Another one-stop moulding shop...

Another one-stop moulding shop http://www.smooth-on.com/ (represented out here by www.amtcomposites.co.za (http://www.amtcomposites.co.za))
Forum: General - MM Build Thu 06 August 2015, 10:57
Replies: 154
Views: 64,888
Posted By Gerald D
I think I still have an offer open for a MechMate...

I think I still have an offer open for a MechMate singing a recognisable tune :D
The one pictured above will be good for low bass notes :rolleyes:
Forum: General - MM Build Thu 06 August 2015, 02:46
Replies: 154
Views: 64,888
Posted By Gerald D
AB, I am not going to get sucked into a...

AB, I am not going to get sucked into a discussion like this.
Forum: General - MM Build Sun 19 July 2015, 10:28
Replies: 154
Views: 64,888
Posted By Gerald D
It is all a compromise between: - speed /...

It is all a compromise between:
- speed / acceleration (you might be looking only at these and calling it performance)
- flex /chatter / repeatable positioning under varying loads (a massive part...
Forum: General - MM Build Sun 19 July 2015, 06:44
Replies: 154
Views: 64,888
Posted By Gerald D
The fully professional CNC routers are much, much...

The fully professional CNC routers are much, much heavier. I think you are missing something . . . . .
Forum: Test Area for this forum Tue 14 July 2015, 10:23
Replies: 7
Views: 4,042
Posted By Gerald D
https://www.google.com/search?q=vbulletin+posts+pi...

https://www.google.com/search?q=vbulletin+posts+pictures+upside+down&rlz=&gws_rd=ssl

A common factor seems to be the use of an Apple device in the making/viewing of the photo . . . . .
Forum: 702. Power Supplies Fri 26 June 2015, 14:18
Replies: 134
Views: 31,600
Posted By Gerald D
Removed Reference Post You might also be able...

Removed Reference Post
You might also be able to run even less voltage without lost steps . . . . just as you are able to get around in a small car without bumping into anyone. It proves nothing.
...
Forum: 702. Power Supplies Fri 26 June 2015, 10:23
Replies: 134
Views: 31,600
Posted By Gerald D
Removed Reference Post I would add 20% to...

Removed Reference Post

I would add 20% to voltages calculated by Mariss, which takes the 48V to 58V.

The shorter motor has much more chance of loosing steps because it has less torque....
Forum: 702. Power Supplies Thu 25 June 2015, 23:51
Replies: 134
Views: 31,600
Posted By Gerald D
Sorry Bazza, my appetite for getting involved...

Sorry Bazza, my appetite for getting involved with detail numbers in individual cases was killed long ago. :o
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Thu 25 June 2015, 00:37
Replies: 62
Views: 9,979
Posted By Gerald D
My first car was a Moriss Minor painted verde...

My first car was a Moriss Minor painted verde matese from Alfa Romeo. Some examples:...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Tue 23 June 2015, 12:16
Replies: 12
Views: 2,367
Posted By Gerald D
You don't need to move air through the box if you...

You don't need to move air through the box if you have modern drives.
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Sun 21 June 2015, 00:43
Replies: 179
Views: 18,062
Posted By Gerald D
The drawing set allowed for only one tool offset...

The drawing set allowed for only one tool offset to one side. If you want to be safe, measure the distance between the two tools, and add this dimension to the overall table length as calculated for...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Tue 09 June 2015, 02:00
Replies: 719
Views: 53,718
Posted By Gerald D
Bruce, this is a comment from looong ago, it may...

Bruce, this is a comment from looong ago, it may not apply these days:

We saw that Mach (and Shopbot) programming was developed for the inch users - for millimeter users it seemed to have...
Forum: Introduce yourself and start planning Tue 02 June 2015, 08:34
Replies: 11
Views: 1,330
Posted By Gerald D
Hi Joe I suggest you ask Mike for a new...

Hi Joe

I suggest you ask Mike for a new username . . . . unless you want a lot of spam mail. :)
Forum: Rails & Rollers Sat 23 May 2015, 01:13
Replies: 45
Views: 26,633
Posted By Gerald D
In the sawdust environment, go for the rubber...

In the sawdust environment, go for the rubber seal.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Tue 12 May 2015, 00:06
Replies: 778
Views: 71,026
Posted By Gerald D
It is the default Verdana font, but from Ken's...

It is the default Verdana font, but from Ken's foreign keyboard setting (Malaysia).

Ken, do you use a different keyboard when you get the strange font?
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