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David Schwantz

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SCP, I would be more than happy and grateful for your help. I will look up doing a zoom thingy and get back to you. Please let me know when the best times are for you. Thanks, Dave.
 

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Hey neil. thanks, tried that one also. Here is a link to the files I am trying to use.
Oh, in that case TinkerCad is *not* what you want. :)
 

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Thanks, I am wanting to learn it and am trying my best. But some times I just need to walk away and go build on a rocket. Hate to tell you this, but I have never heard of webex. I know everyone for school around here is using zoom, but guess what?? God I am old. Oh yeah that's right I just turned 60 yesterday :)
Just remember, 60 is the new 50. Embrace it...
 

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I just found my DD-214, so I'll be ordering a new ed license for Solidworks on their veteran's program - soon. I see that a new version is available on June first, so I'll wait until then. I ordered a Spacemouse that'll be here tomorrow.
 

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What is a space mouse? Thanks to everyone. When I used the f.3d files I was then able to make the hole. Now how do I turn it into a file I can slice?
 

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Yup did that. Then had to down load Autodesk mesh program, did that and am working on getting that to work. Thanks.
 

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What is a space mouse?...
Spacemouse
Many love it, some can't get the hang of it - not for everyone, and it doesn't work with all 3D CAD programs. I got to use one a couple of years ago for a short time and really liked it. Once you get your mind wrapped around it, it's a natural way to move around a 3D object.
 

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Spacemouse
Many love it, some can't get the hang of it - not for everyone, and it doesn't work with all 3D CAD programs. I got to use one a couple of years ago for a short time and really liked it. Once you get your mind wrapped around it, it's a natural way to move around a 3D object.
Spacemouse arrived today after a bit of a shipping problem. Just doing the training games as I won't get Solidworks for a few weeks, but I'm loving it! Entirely natural 3D motion and it puts my left hand to useful work. I'm usually a left-hand klutz at anything but this makes it easy.

I've ordered the parts to build this Thing that adds some assignable buttons to the Spacemouse.
 

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I use Alibre. It is very easy to learn. It's also very powerful with a lot of functions that make's drawing even the most complex model a breeze.
 
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