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Old 03-25-2015, 03:14 PM   #21
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I'm playing with a "Flywheel" just messing around. I'm in Spring City, PA. My family and I "are" Cabin Fever Expo.

I may not have every posted the best introduction on the forum, but I'm a mechanical engineer and interested in all the fine aspects of the hobby as well as antique engines, tractors, cars, etc. Having used Solidworks for a good number of years, I'd consider myself pretty fluent in it (not all aspects, but I have some pretty extensive models I've done for hobby and work). Lots of similarities on OnShape, but I find myself confused be some functions and a big user of the esc key, I don't quite understand the selections and deselecting entirely yet. There are things I really wish were there from Solidworks I can see already, but it's a pretty good tool so far....


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Old 03-25-2015, 03:27 PM   #22
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I spent many years in machining before I retired. Now I build model marine propulsion systems for RC model tugs.

You can build the flywheel in a new tab or you can build it in the part studio.

As I understand the free system You can have 5 active documents/projects ( I like the term Projects better) and as many inactive projects as you need so long as you starage does not exceed 5gb. You just switch projects in and out as needed.

If you use Skype that is a great way for folks that are working on a common project can talk about the project while each is working with OS.

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Old 03-26-2015, 12:19 AM   #23
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Looks like Dave has started a shared project, lets all jump on it. Just need to decide what engine we want to do. I don't think we are doing this to get the engine design- but to learn how the process works.

Should we pick one design, then allocate its parts as people join the project? Each of us could do our part and we could all see the whole.
Good idea. We need some control structure to make this work.

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Good morning all

I have been working with the Onshape team build project.

I have discovered that we can add part studios to the project and rename them I added a Crank shaft group, a Cam shaft group and a Timing gear group.

Every one that has joined the team build can add parts to these part studios if they want to play with it.

There is at present only one assembly but more sub assemblies can be added say the timing gear group could have gears and a gear case assembly that can be put into the main engine assembly.

For those folks on the thread that have not joined the build just send me a PM with your Email address an I will add you in.

Is there an engine that the group would like to convert 2D drawings to 3D parts and assemblies or design a completely new engine.

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Old 03-30-2015, 09:33 AM   #26
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I have spent a bit of time playing with Onshape and talking to Dave who has helped me with a couple of problems that were my own fault.

I think the program has a lot of potential and the Beta is the place to find the problems and suggest the improvements. I know that Dave has submitted a few suggestions.

For me, the biggest downside at present is the inability to generate dimensioned drawings from which to actually make the parts. I know it is coming and it will make a big difference to the program.

The second one (and a bit of a surprise) is that is doesn't (yet) work on mobile browsers. The ability to work from desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile phone is a real benefit and one which I would use often.

For personal use, I think I would use Onshape, perhaps in conjunction with Geomagic Design (my current CAD program) because of the ability to work from the different browsers. But I think that the idea of collaborative design is a long way off and needs a lot of work.

Anyway, that's the way I see it.

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Old 03-30-2015, 03:05 PM   #27
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It has been good to talk to you using Skype and I'm glad I could help.

The mobile App is up and running in the beta test. Here is a link to info on getting the app working on your devices.

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https://cad.onshape.com/help/#mobiledevices.htm
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Old 03-31-2015, 01:40 AM   #28
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It has been good to talk to you using Skype and I'm glad I could help.



The mobile App is up and running in the beta test. Here is a link to info on getting the app working on your devices.



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https://cad.onshape.com/help/#mobiledevices.htm

Oh I can't wait for that. I use my iPad almost exclusively and have been looking for a good app for such things.
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Looks like this thread is dying on the vine.

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Yes Dave, despite your hard work, I think it is on hold for the present. Perhaps when it matures it will be more useful.

I know that we can make it useful by making suggestions but I think I will leave that to others for the time being.

Thanks for all your help.

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