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Thread Loft Test

Discussion in 'Alibre Script' started by idslk, Nov 29, 2018.

  1. idslk

    idslk Alibre Super User

    Something to play around with...(V0.1)
    It draws a "real" Thread from scratch with a script.
    Sorry for using mm ;-)

    Hint: I would have loved it, if there were a AddHelix function...

    My first attempt to do it with a self drawn (BSpline) Helix and a sketch sweep failed.
    The swept sketch twisted more as more it gets up the helix.
    So i decided to do it otherways. The next accesible function to me was AddLoftCut.
    Not so easy as i thought...
    At last i drew a sketch like a thread comb, copied (sketch.copyfrom()) this to at 13(2*6+1) planes / sketches and than lofted them in two lofts.

    I is realy slow, works only with in this script created studs, makes only male threads, only metric row 1 threads and and and...
    Thread_Lofted_window1.JPG Thread_Lofted.JPG
    Comments or wishes are very welcome

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  2. albie0803

    albie0803 Alibre Super User

    Don't apologise for using millimeters, there's no need to. :)
  3. NateLiqGrav

    NateLiqGrav Alibre Super User

    Quite a creative solution! But some times I tested it reminds me why I avoid lofts whenever I can.
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  4. idslk

    idslk Alibre Super User

    you don't have to position your cad pc that near to a room heater...:D
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  5. HaroldL

    HaroldL Alibre Super User

    Nate, What parameters did you use to get that result?
  6. NateLiqGrav

    NateLiqGrav Alibre Super User

    If I remember correctly M10 x 1.5 and 30 (or somewhere in the 30s)
    I'll try it in the beta at home and see what it does.
  7. HaroldL

    HaroldL Alibre Super User

    I just ran it with M10x1.5 and tested 30 (wonky), 15(OK), 20(OK) and 25(wonky). But it is only Loft2 that goes wonky.:confused: It looks like yours went wonky at ~10.:confused:

    Thread Loft2 Wonky.png
  8. NateLiqGrav

    NateLiqGrav Alibre Super User

    The AlibreScript in the Beta is too unstable. I'm afraid I can't even get to the Win.OptionsDialog showing up without hanging.

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