TT Nut GE U30B

Re: TT Nut GE U30B

Postby ConducTTor » Thu Sep 16, 2010 11:47 pm

In an attempt to rule out my pc, I shut down EVERY process except Sketchup and still no good. I'll try it out on my work machine (8G RAM, quad 2.6 mhz processors) and see what happens. Worst case scenario, I'll have to buy new more powerful software and a more powerful computer.

I'm bent on making this happen.
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Re: TT Nut GE U30B

Postby Marquette » Fri Sep 17, 2010 12:20 am

Ooooooh.

Software: maybe hunt through linuxy fora... I'm sure there's something open-source that's better than Sketchup.
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Re: TT Nut GE U30B

Postby ConducTTor » Fri Sep 17, 2010 12:53 am

Marquette wrote:Ooooooh.

Software: maybe hunt through linuxy fora... I'm sure there's something open-source that's better than Sketchup.


In all of my computer "wisdom", I'm not very familiar with Linux :(
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Re: TT Nut GE U30B

Postby Zs12 » Fri Sep 17, 2010 1:36 am

Its usability by now isn't sooo different to M$ Windows. I myself only changed two years ago and I'm really happy with it. No more crashes or security problems. And normally I never need a command terminal! Sometimes I use it anyway, because it can simplify some big annoying jobs to just one, two command lines, for example editing hundreds of file names or so. :thumbup:

BUT some Linux progs, including CAD software I guess, are also available as M$ Windows pendants!
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Re: TT Nut GE U30B

Postby Marquette » Fri Sep 17, 2010 1:54 am

Linux: depends which distribution you take. I would not recommend the "Juche Xenics" version - this is my project that I'm building from the kernel up, right now it has no desktop environment at all. For Linux newbies I usually recommend the distribution known as "Mint": http://distrowatch.com/?newsid=06194

Also as LueTTe said, a lot of the open-source software is available for M$-Win based systems. http://sourceforge.net/projects/brlcad/ - BRL-CAD is one, seems to be very powerful... originally a US Army project they released to open source... maybe check that out, or just google "open source cad"
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Re: TT Nut GE U30B

Postby ConducTTor » Sat Sep 18, 2010 12:46 pm

The problem is definitely Sketchup. I'm at close to 9000 faces and about 9000 verices before cleanup. I guess it can't handle it.

Going to find new software........
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Re: TT Nut GE U30B

Postby ConducTTor » Sat Sep 18, 2010 2:39 pm

Does anyone have any idea exactly what type of plastic is used for injection molding in model trains?
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Re: TT Nut GE U30B

Postby Marquette » Sat Sep 18, 2010 5:35 pm

As far as I know, it's usually polystyrene.
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Re: TT Nut GE U30B

Postby ConducTTor » Sat Sep 18, 2010 9:33 pm

Got a little info from GC regarding plastic (thanks Felix!). As for the current problem, got a professional 3D package - now to learn it and start all over................................
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Re: TT Nut GE U30B

Postby ConducTTor » Fri Oct 01, 2010 6:43 pm

I got a rough version of the shell so I have something to work with when I start designing the chassis.

It's not much yet but I figured I'd share:

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