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  2. Quiet forum

    I am the only user here in a week, it feels like I entered an an abandoned house. I know I asked beginners questions but you can just tell me to read the manual. I’ll let myself out quietly. Cheers!
  3. Yesterday
  4. Trial version expired

    Got it sorted out now.
  5. Evolve is already open and I doubleclick an .evo file in Finder. This is opening another instance of the program so now I have the same program running in duplicate. Is this expected behaviour? Does Evolve not support having multiple files open at the same time?
  6. I used a line to cut a sphere. On reopening the file the end point of the line is detached from the line. Is this a bug or a feature?
  7. Last week
  8. Trial version expired

    Hi Lunau, happy to know I'm not alone here. Thanks for reponding. Claus
  9. Breaking in model

    Ive set both pins to be grounded, however this is the result. ^^^^^^ By constraints on the non design space, could you clarify what you mean? Im assuming i need displacement constraints at these points? However i have set the displacements to zero but it still fails. as shown Any help would be much appreciated. Note- the rough simulation I am trying to run is where the right hand pivot is fixed (where it would be fixed onto the bike) and the upper pin section holds the rear damper that would fix itself to the bike frame. The left hand side then is where the axle goes through and all the forces are translated through.
  10. Trial version expired

    You are not alone, but I feel the same...this could have been a nice place to go with your questions, but the guys behind Evolve is obviously not spending there time in this forum. When they do get back however, it is always relevant...
  11. Breaking in model

    Hello, Do you have any constraints on the "disconnected" non design space? If not, the part is obsolete. Best Regards, Mario
  12. Hi, i have two questions: 1: is it possible to do cables in Inspire? I want to optimize nodes that are part of the substructure of a table that works with cables made of twisted steel-wire, so the cables should take no buckling and only tension should aplly on them, how could i do that in Inspire? i tried via the custom material settings by changing the materials properties, but without satisfying results. 2: can i do custom supports that allow the table legs to not move in negative z-direction (because the floor stops them), but that can move upwards in positive z-direction and in x and y? because for now i can only block the z-movement both up- and downwards at the same time, not in particular. i tried by not assigning supports, but only movement limitations in z-downward direction, but then the optimization would fail any help would be much appreciated! phil
  13. This is not the most active forum, I wonder if I am alone here. I’m evaluating Evolve but my demo licence has expired, unfortunately I was too busy to spend the time. I have made several requests to have the period extended but I get no answer. I tried signing up for the trial again but I get an automatic email with the same serial number. Claus
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  15. Breaking in model

    New user here. Just a query if this is due to my simulation initial conditions or just a limit of the software. I ran an optimization and it seemed to break from the supports i set? as labeled the optimization has disconnected from the supports i put in place, any help would be much appreciated
  16. Failure - Need Valid loads

    Ignore this post, after some fiddling i found to set the one constraint as grounded (Can delete this post)
  17. Failure - Need Valid loads

    Hey, im new to inspire and im having trouble running an optimization as its giving me an error. Im trying to make a single sided swing arm for a motorcycle, i imported the rough geometric model from solidworks, and i set split sections for the areas i need joints in as shown. However the main simulations im trying to run are simple vertical/horizontal/torsional loads. My model consists of a pivot point (Right hand side) which ive set as a pin joint. The fixtures i think are the problem, are the upper supports (for a dampener- Upper supports) which ive set to have zero displacement although im unsure if this is correct. All forces are to be applied in the left bearing fitting (where the torque force is shown) using student version, any help would be much appreciated
  18. Newbie questions

    I'm evaluating Evolve and trying to figure out to do basic things I'm used to in my other CAD package. Sorry if this is a stupid question. A. Let's say I create a circle and want to cut away a piece of it. I can divide the circle but can't figure out how to delete the piece I want. I get a message about smart delete that I don't understand. B. I want to create a line with an endpoint that is touching the circle and that is tangent to the circle. In my current CAD package the start point of the line travel along the circle when I drag the curser to fix the end point. Evolve seems to work differently. C. Let's say I manage to have my line and arch touching tangentially at their end points. Now I want to turn them into a single, continuous nurb. Which tool should I use? Thank you for your patience. EDIT: OK, I found out. Collapse construction tree to delete segment of circle. Join curve entities makes a connection. Rebuild curve makes it smooth. Segment tangency align makes a line tangent to the point you click but not the way I'm looking for (where the starting point moves aling the circle when you move the end point).
  19. Evolve 2018

    Darren, I watched the webinar on Evolve 2018 and it looks like a huge improvement. Can you reveal if there are improvements done to the creation of 2d documentation from 3d models, specifically the ability to dimension the 2d views directly on the layout and automatic creation of hatched section views? I do not currently own a licence, If I buy 2017 now how much will the upgrade to 2018 be? Will I be able to use the 2018 beta? Thanks Claus
  20. Great. thanks Arjun. That worked well.
  21. need advice on modelling strategy/tools to use

    Once you trim to get the blue part, use surface offset with thickness enabled. Extrusion will not follow surface normals precisely.
  22. ADC channel

    Select Embedded > Piccolo > ADC > ADC Config... and see the screen below. Each ADC block is associated with an ADC result register. In the dialog screen below, you map analog pins on the chip to result registers. The default mapping is shown below. The trigger source is an event that causes an ADC sample to occur. The timer 2 is used as the RTOS timer, so is a default for the ADC trigger. It is also common to use a PWM to send an ADC SOC (Start Of Conversion) also. To see an example of plotting ADC values, select Embedded > Examples > Piccolo > ADC > ADCtestF28035 The datatype of the ADC result is fx4.16, this means that it has 4 magnitude bits and 12 fractional bits. Since the ADC result is only 12 bits, the value can range from 0 to 1 (or 0 to .9997 to be precise)
  23. Excellent. It did the job. Thanks alot Darren.
  24. isolating a surface from projected lines

    When you apply the trim tool there is an option in the modeling tool panel for trimming perpendicular to surface. That should do what you are looking for.
  25. Hi, wondering if there is a way to isolate/trim a surface within a boundary of lines that are projected on a surface to create a separate surface? Please see 1st image.. My goal is to model the blue feature on the dish brush handle, please see 2nd image. My thinking is to have a surface separated/isolated within the yellow boundary of projected lines and then offset that surface to create a thickness of the blue feature that runs along the body of the dish brush. I am not sure how this can be done as i tried trim command but didn't get desirable results. Help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, MarkL
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  27. Version branching in Construction Tree

    Thanks for the feedback. We are always happy to hear suggestions. It's a great idea and I have added this to our list. Hopefully we can add this type of functionality in the near future. Thanks again,
  28. PolyNURBS objects

    We do allow all of these types of conditions, but as you said, you may create some issues with surface continuity, so it is best to avoid those wherever possible. Thanks,
  29. Hi, I am fairly new to Evolve and so far I think it is a fantastic software. Looking forward for the 2018 version that I have seen will be easier to use. I am currently doing a practice model: a dish washing brush. I need some tips/suggestions as to what modelling strategies/tools could you recommend me to use to model this product? Please see attached pic with my specific questions in the image file. The 1st image shows the model I made using freeform/sculpting polybnurbs strategy. I choose to use this modelling approach instead of surfacing techniques like loft and sweeps as with the latter I had less control to get the shape of the brush . I would appreciate if you could give me some suggestions in regards to my questions I asked in the 2nd image. Thank you, Mark
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