Small explanation about using simplified rep. in Creo PTC with example.
Today I was doing 3D model and drawing of the aluminium frame. To do it correctly welders have to use welding jig. There is no point to keep it shown in the 3D model however if you simply hide it you won’t be able to show it in the drawings (using component display will not work).
The solution is simplified rep. Open view manager, click Simp Rep tab, click new and type (in my case) Welding.
The last part is set up as invisible in welding view, but will be visible in master rep view.
My wife asked me to print a funnel. I realised that I have never before printed anything in vase mode. The first attempt gave me a nice funnel, however only the narrow bit of the funnel has been printed in vase mode. The wide part got an unwanted seam.
I have quickly realised the angle is a key factor. The wide part of the funnel had 45 deg. angle. I changed that to 50deg and… voila 🙂 The printer is printing perfect seamless funnel 🙂
In my Geeetech I3 Pro W I have recently replaced replaced M8 threaded rods with nice T8 lead screws. Because the pitch is different, the pictures below will shows how to set up the printer with the new settings.
The Geeetech I3 Pro W is one of the cheapest 3D printers on the market (2018). It suffers from some design issues. One of them is not enough rigid frame. To make the entire construction of the frame stiffer, I decided to make an 15mm thick acrylic frame. To do that I also had to create the 3D model of the printer first. If anybody needs the 3D model of the printer, the STP for downloading is here. Please note I tried to make everything as precise as possible, but I do not take any responsibility for any problems.
Just to save cables I decided to 3d print a cable chain. All stl files can be printed without supports. The chain will be printed in one piece, needs a bit of force to brake it. If you decide to print it I do not take any responsibility for any problems.
The first file is a stiff bit of the chain. Print on the side so no supports needed. File is here.
Then you need 13 chain bits. In the stl file there is 10 so you need to print the file twice. File is here.
Just to save extruder cables I decided to 3d print a cable chain. All stl files can be printed without supports, some supports have been added inside of the stl files and can be easily removed afterwards. The chain will be printed in one piece, needs a bit of force to brake it.
If you decide to print it I do not take any responsibility for any problems.