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Post by peatle » Tue Apr 17, 2007 2:44 pm

Does anyone know of any application that might be available in the Mac world that will draw a development layout from the input of the characteristics of the object. ?

I often need to produce ( for rolling or bending ) the flat plate layout of a truncated steel cone, a storage hopper, of which I know the diameters at each end and the perpendicular height or the slope length.

Thanks .. Peter.

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Post by alexwhite » Tue Apr 17, 2007 5:51 pm

Head over to the SketchUp Ruby Scripts forums... they're real ingenious about creating scripts for your sort of problem.

http://forum.sketchup.com/forumdisplay.php?f=4
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Post by peatle » Tue Apr 17, 2007 6:01 pm

Thanks ybalx ...could only manage a quick look at that forum right now. It looks like one might have to be a Sketchhup PRO user to get into there, is that the case ????

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Post by alexwhite » Tue Apr 17, 2007 6:14 pm

That site might require establishing a logon account, but I don't believe you need to own that version. However, to recognize the benefit of Ruby, you may need that version eventually. I can't remember whether all versions allow Ruby scripting. Its very powerful though.

Good luck.
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