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On 6/2/2020 7:35 PM, Mlynch001 wrote:
Harvey,I may be able to help, given that I use OpenSCAD and would give you the code for the ones I do.
This was more of an "introduce people to the limitations of 3D printing" than not. Newcomers to 3D printing don't understand support structure and what they (eventually) do to the model.
Exactly, which is why I mentioned doing the dimensional models with PLA rather than PETG. I use (exclusively) PLA, and have not used PETG yet. However, the models are independent of the printed material.
That's kinda what I thought I would use.
Appreciate your comments and ideas going forward.You have used the #include (IIRC) structure to reference other libraries?
I'd do a program structure with a "difference" between a union (I always do this) and another union.
The first include has the blank plate. The difference part has all the holes. From what I see, the holes may be standard, so I'd use a library of them and then change the locations (and include the ones you want.) If you're familiar with OpenSCAD then you know this already.
I don't remember bosses (extrusions) below the base plate for TM500 stuff (or maybe even TM5000). However, I'm not about to say there aren't.
I can add this to my projects list, if you want.
If needed, please feel free to email me directly.
I've been considering this for a while, but other projects seem to claim my time.
I have a decent assortment of TM500 (and a few TM5000) plugins, so between us, we may have a number that's sufficient. How about (if we want) coordinate who does what so we don't duplicate effort.