Great stuff as always buddy
I really hope this thread is read by the many users who, I know, would benefit from your application.
One more ER, if I may: during the installation process, ask the user to provide names for each custom property that will be created by the application. Then, on that computer, your macro will be truly customized for their needs.
Some might want to match the 2018 Bounding Box property names, so they can use your macro for parts from Round Stock and the Bounding Box feature for the parts from Rectangular Stock.
Great initiative Artem Taturevych.
I am sure this tool would definitely be helpful to many people.
When you say "Adding the ability to specify the offset for the cylinder", do you mean by adding extra material to the length or diameter? It would be ideal to add some extra material on top the overall length because most of the time stock is cut on band saw and end finish isn't great. Also sometimes the cut in 100% perpendicular.
Keep it up mate!
Thank you for the feedback!
Yes, this is correct. This option would allow to add extra material to the geometry while calculating the boundaries.
Thank you for the ER. I will add this to the list. This is definitely something which I consider to add.
Artem a few more suggestions, in order to make this application fully capable to address any shape:
1. In the PropertyManager allow the user to select one of the two options for the stock shape:
- prismatic plate
- cylindrical bar
2. For cylindrical shapes, use the current routing
3. For prismatic shapes, create an analog routine, maybe using the BoundingBox functionality in SW 2018.
Having the options to add extra material (default to a next size, or allow the user to input an offset) would be a bonus.
Hi Artem. Just curious if there is an update planned for this functionality. I am thinking mostly on allowing the user to input the rounding to the next size, as a number.
The application created quite a stir in Canada!
I will try to push an update within the next 2-3 weeks.