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Posts posted by zxys

  1. first,... new balance.. imho.. not the most complex shapes in shoe design

    and,.. if I recall.. they used Rhino for the complex stuff....

    and,.. just because they choose to use Solidworks for the soles does not make it a shoe or sole design tool... honesty,.. there are a lot of past designs created with tools which were not good choices.. they were choices which fit for that time and place.

    .. sometimes we can choose our pain.

  2. I still do not see the link to the shoe?... although, I do "not" believe SolidWorks is the right choice for modeling shoes,.. I'm sure it's possible with a lot of effort!?


    I'd ask Matt and SolidWorks Corp about what is going on with that model but from what I can see, the loft fails and the main profile is lost and you only see the one composite sketch in the feature list.

    There is a work around fix for this though,.. first, note what the constraints are set at, two choose two new curves.. let it fail.,.. three, reselect the old curves and set the old constraints and it should update.. although, I can see other failures as well...


    Sadly, this is the weekness of SolidWorks, ... the company making this software fixes and breaks stuff all the time. i.e.,.. "SolidDoesNotWorks"

  3. Hello all,


    I've been wanting to post a FYI link to those out there who maybe thinking about 3D printing, such as Polyjet?


    I honestly do not know this company personally, I just know them because I send quotes out for prototypes but have not used them (yet)..

    Although, I think they are a wonderful inspiration and resource for all you 3D modelers/sculptures who want to bring your virtual ideas into real form.


    Check it out..


    ,... www.moddler.com



    Pretty kewl stuff,... no!? 8^)

  4. If you referring to solid/surf or nurbs modelers, there were a few and some still active,.. such as PTC (Pro/e up to WF3) and UG NX is still on board,..

    .. although Wine is a alternative for Windows,.. I'd suggest using VirtualBox or another virtual machine software... otherwise.. OSX (unix) has some good modelers or again, use a virtual machine to run.


    for linux, I'd try these,...






    there were a couple others though,.. can't locate,.. someone may know?











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