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Old 28th February 2014, 06:44 AM   #1
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Edymnion’s 3D Printed Tardis – see on the AC3D forum

AC3D and 3D printing
More and more people are discovering that AC3D works well both creating and managing models for 3D printing and is a great alternative to large, complicated and expensive 3D CAD programs. STL is the most common file format used in 3D printing and AC3D 7.2 supports both ASCII and Binary STL files. Models from STL files are automatically optimized at import (duplicate vertices at the same position are replaced by a single vertex).

AC3D’s new STL support means that you can directly preview and edit the STL files from 3D printing download sites such as Thingiverse. AC3D 7.2 also includes Ron Jensen’s plugin for checking the integrity of an object prior to 3D printing. The plugin checks for holes and open edges, selecting surfaces that are at the edge of the ‘leaks’. This new function is available from the Tools menu as “Select Leaky Surfaces”.




See how Ranchoth created his (slightly grisly) custom-sculpted game piece based partly on a real life object, assembled in AC3D and then printed in 3D, on the AC3D forum.



Drag and Drop geometry and texture files
(Windows/Linux) You can now take a model from your desktop, or a Windows-Explorer/file-browser window and drop it straight into AC3D. Supported texture files e.g. jpg, gif, png etc. can be dropped directly onto an object so you can instantly see the texture in place. This is great when you have a folder/library of objects/textures and you quickly want to load them in AC3D.

Enhanced Hierarchy
Some improvements have been made to the Tool->Hierarchy. Groups can now be drag/dropped to adjust the ordering and newly grouped objects retain the ordering – especially useful if you are editing large structures.

Other changes include compatibility improvements and general bug fixes.


AC3D 7.2 is available for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X (Intel) – DOWNLOAD NOW



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AC3D 7.2 is free if you purchased AC3D after the end of November 2012. Simply download and install it. If you purchased before that time, AC3D will let you know. Please visit the Upgrade Center to purchase a new discounted license for AC3D.

www.inivis.com/upgrade.html

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Old 28th February 2014, 12:53 PM   #2
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Okay, the drag and drop is really nice. Much nicer than having to go through the menus.

Request for next time? Could the drag and drop mechanic be used to set background images so we can just drag it in and start working right away instead of going through and setting it manually?
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Old 28th February 2014, 02:44 PM   #3
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A couple of external email systems are blocking email from us and we've not been able to send some people their upgraded license keys. In some cases we have used PayPal's tracking number to pass along the new license key so please check your PayPal account if you've not heard back from us.

Hopefully these systems will unblock our emails soon.

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Old 1st March 2014, 01:00 AM   #4
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I guess I purchased 7.0 in July 2012. If I waited to purchase it in December, my 7.2 upgrade would be free ?
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Old 2nd March 2014, 04:54 PM   #5
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Thank you for the nice update.
Deleting objects causes crashs - after returning to prior version 7.0.11 everything works at usual. Tested with different files.
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Old 2nd March 2014, 04:57 PM   #6
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Can you give an example of how to reproduce the crash on delete?
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Can you give an example of how to reproduce the crash on delete?
Confirmed, it happened to me as well.

Seems to only happen after doing work though. If you open a file and try to delete right away, nothing unusual happens. I've been able to reproduce the crashes by following these steps:

1) On a new file, create a cube.
2) Select the object, go to vertices, and unweld everything.
3) Snap vertices together by distance (0.001 is my default).
4) Optimize Vertices.
5) Delete cube.

Causes a crash every time.
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Old 2nd March 2014, 09:54 PM   #8
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Crash on delete happens to me, too. Draw a poly line - trace it with a face. move the face. delete the poly line. Crash :-(


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Confirmed, it happened to me as well.

Seems to only happen after doing work though. If you open a file and try to delete right away, nothing unusual happens. I've been able to reproduce the crashes by following these steps:

1) On a new file, create a cube.
2) Select the object, go to vertices, and unweld everything.
3) Snap vertices together by distance (0.001 is my default).
4) Optimize Vertices.
5) Delete cube.

Causes a crash every time.
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Old 2nd March 2014, 10:00 PM   #9
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Also can't select points using a window...

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Crash on delete happens to me, too. Draw a poly line - trace it with a face. move the face. delete the poly line. Crash :-(
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Old 2nd March 2014, 11:10 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by Edymnion View Post
Confirmed, it happened to me as well.

Seems to only happen after doing work though. If you open a file and try to delete right away, nothing unusual happens. I've been able to reproduce the crashes by following these steps:

1) On a new file, create a cube.
2) Select the object, go to vertices, and unweld everything.
3) Snap vertices together by distance (0.001 is my default).
4) Optimize Vertices.
5) Delete cube.

Causes a crash every time.
Sorry, Andy, have to say "me too"

Just switching to vertex or surface mode is enough. I don't need to weld or snap vertexes.

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