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    Myself, I would consider it a learning...

    Myself, I would consider it a learning experience. Most of us have been in difficult situations with customers. Get over it and move on, consider yourself lucky to have some costs covered. Next...
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    Huh? What damage? I'm glad to know about the...

    Huh? What damage? I'm glad to know about the availability of Tim and his machine. The other large format machine in the area my customer used has gotten way overloaded so this is good to know.
  3. Ultimately I did get support through Seattle...

    Ultimately I did get support through Seattle Ellison. The support was in the form of loaning me boards. Pretty generous on the part of the parts man. I never knew if his actions were official...
  4. I don't know how Dynapath is now. Back in the...

    I don't know how Dynapath is now. Back in the day they appeared to me to be their own worst enemy. They didn't have any factory authorized repair men in the Pacific NW. When I called for service...
  5. Another vote for Centroid. 10-12 years ago I had...

    Another vote for Centroid. 10-12 years ago I had the local Centroid rep do my retrofit on a 40 taper knee mill. I took the old control out and mounted some of the new components so the installer...
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    Of course I delivered to my prototype/design...

    Of course I delivered to my prototype/design customers. They always picked my brain about manufacturing issues. If I spent more than a few minutes in discussion they insisted on being billed for my...
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    I use V30 of Bobcad, I find it much quicker and...

    I use V30 of Bobcad, I find it much quicker and easier than Fusion. The newer versions are better I'm sure, but V30 suits most of my needs.

    What do you mean they're trying to bleed you to death? ...
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    Keep your eye on Costco. A month ago I got a...

    Keep your eye on Costco. A month ago I got a brand new version of basically the same computer discounted to $699. The Lenovo warranty is extended to two years with Costco handling the warranty...
  9. I'm holding in my hand what you're describing,...

    I'm holding in my hand what you're describing, except 3/4" shank and ER16 collet. Presumably they make other sizes though. I got the holder plus a set of collets from a local machinery dealer, maybe...
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    I know the computer specs needed for my...

    I know the computer specs needed for my application.

    I would gladly pay an "expert" to tell which online suppliers are reliable and have the best prices.
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    Insert, thanks for posting. What you've built...

    Insert, thanks for posting.

    What you've built appears to be the ultimate machine which I'm interested in for photo processing to build 3D models. The process is very computation intensive when...
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    I fully understand going the budget route and...

    I fully understand going the budget route and cobbling something together. But that can take a bit of time and scrounging for parts.

    Sometimes it's nice to just bite the bullet and buy a new...
  13. There's no shortage of programs that'll do the...

    There's no shortage of programs that'll do the edge projection...... Problem is, a number of them cost big dollars. Autodesk had a few that were free, now when you go to the download link you find...
  14. I don't know that an stl has actually been...

    I don't know that an stl has actually been created yet by the person (I create them for my work). I told the individual about the photogrammetric software that would create and export an stl from a...
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    Yeah, what Bobw says about female workers. A...

    Yeah, what Bobw says about female workers.

    A late friend had 52 B&S screw machines. This meant a whole lot of second op work. He hired moms who worked while the kids were in school. They were...
  16. Yes, that's what it turns out. Here's the...

    Yes, that's what it turns out.

    Here's the whole story.... I use photogrammetry for work at times. Mostly related to work I do for artists and architectural restoration. This is not my usual...
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    As I said, infrequent Fusion user.. I got a...

    As I said, infrequent Fusion user..

    I got a new computer, late i7 processor, ssd and nVidia graphics etc. Just for fun I wanted to see how quickly Fusion would load since my older computers are...
  18. Really simple solution. Import the stl file into...

    Really simple solution. Import the stl file into FreeCAD, then export as a PDF. The PDF is scalable in Acrobat Reader which was a requirement. All free.

    I don't know about the accuracy, but...
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    Fusion 360, what happened...??????????

    As an infrequent user it was a surprise to see the new menu format. Is the old format still available? Probably not, is my guess.

    What I liked about Fusion was the knowledge base, hardly...
  20. Thanks for all the suggestions, my...

    Thanks for all the suggestions, my customer/friend found another solution.
  21. Extracting edges of STL model and projecting to plane...

    Any body know of software to do this, preferably free or open source?

    There is a youtube about converting stl's to solids using Fusion 360. That would do it after projecting the solid to a plane....
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    That may be a bit of simplification of what a...

    That may be a bit of simplification of what a college degree means.

    I went through 4 years of engineering school plus some graduate school. Wouldn't say I enjoyed the schooling part of it. But...
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    B of A, because of their rewards credit card. If...

    B of A, because of their rewards credit card. If you keep a high minimum balance (around $75K now) you get 1.75 times normal rewards. That can come close to 5% cash rewards. Given current low...
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    I don't take financial advice from the guy at the...

    I don't take financial advice from the guy at the freeway off ramp with the "will work for food" sign. Likewise, be careful of advice from those who've failed at partnerships.

    My big concern for...
  25. Started out strictly machining. My biggest...

    Started out strictly machining. My biggest customers where design/engineering outfits so after I saw what they were being charged by fab shops for simple parts of projects we couldn't do I bought a...
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