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TallDude

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Shape3Dx tutorial and discussion
« on: June 27, 2015, 04:01:38 PM »
I've been threatening to do a Shape3Dx Lite tutorial for a while, so here it is. I'm for the most part self taught on Shape3D. I've been fortunate to have Mark Johnson of Hobie and Timmy Patterson spend time with me and share their knowledge of the program. I'm a CAD guy by profession, a use a number of different CAD programs daily. I've been a software trainer for as well, so this didn't take me that long to throw together. I hope this thread grows with the input from the experts and questions from the future virtual shapers. Feel free to add, correct, and hopefully set me straight on my path to a great designs.
I would like to thank Shape3D for providing us with such a fun program. This thread is my donation of time to the Shape3D cause.   

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Re: Shape3Dx tutorial and discussion
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2015, 04:04:14 PM »
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Re: Shape3Dx tutorial and discussion
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Re: Shape3Dx tutorial and discussion
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Re: Shape3Dx tutorial and discussion
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Re: Shape3Dx tutorial and discussion
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Re: Shape3Dx tutorial and discussion
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2015, 04:13:12 PM »
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Re: Shape3Dx tutorial and discussion
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2015, 04:14:01 PM »
I'm going for a paddle :P

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Re: Shape3Dx tutorial and discussion
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2015, 06:53:35 PM »
perfect timing I just discovered  this program and  am trying to  design the mother of all boards well maybe the baby sister   but it looks way fun to try some design ideas. 
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Re: Shape3Dx tutorial and discussion
« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2015, 08:00:01 PM »
Nicely done.....that had to take a while to pull together. I didn't really look at all the pages but I could tell at a glance that it's detailed. Like you I've been doing CAD a long time. Shape3D is  easy to get in and play with if you have any background but I've seen folks without get lost. This will useful for sure.

I've toyed with the idea of building or buying a CAM shaper as something to play with and make extra money in retirement and if I do Shape3D will be one of the tools for sure.
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Re: Shape3Dx tutorial and discussion
« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2015, 08:13:58 PM »
having a problem caning the bottom shape of the board  at the center and the  nose . How  do I add concave ?  to the center of the board it seem that  the stringer point on the bottom is fixed?
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Re: Shape3Dx tutorial and discussion
« Reply #11 on: June 27, 2015, 08:39:35 PM »
Add concave by dragging the rail line down. You are correct in that the stringer line stays static.

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Re: Shape3Dx tutorial and discussion
« Reply #12 on: June 27, 2015, 08:42:03 PM »
Like Surfinib said. Here is the graphic on that edit.

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Re: Shape3Dx tutorial and discussion
« Reply #13 on: June 28, 2015, 07:19:22 AM »
Thanks for the tutorial TD!
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Re: Shape3Dx tutorial and discussion
« Reply #14 on: June 28, 2015, 07:30:15 AM »
Very nice. I followed the tutorial with my copy of Shape3Dx. I actually feel fully capable of shaping a board this way. Well, except for the years of experience with how much of everything and where.
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