How I learned to design emek parts

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How I learned to design emek parts

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Tinker cad is great for making some things, but cant handle the complex files released by PE. This was incredibly hard work to figure this simple answer out.... :( :( :P :twisted:
Mesh mixer. Its a free program by autodesk, capable of handling the complex files released by PE.
Between it and tinkercad, you can do most basic things.
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I like fusion 360. Learned inventor in HS around 2005 or '06 so still a learning curve for fusion as workflow is different.

I did my mg100 parts from scratch. Measured the core and went from there. Had some help and first design was done before I even had the gun.
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its almost as though the open source files from pe were such a pita you thought it was easier to just reverse engineer it lol
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I had tried to use them previously and print designs through shapeways and it didn't work. Plus I wasn't sure about full bodies at first so I stepped through a bunch of iterations. That and the mg100s weren't officially released yet so wasn't 100% sure if differences between them and the emek.
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to that note, when Bryan and I first started this a year or more ago, there were some glitches with the auto quote programs using jacks complex meshes. This resulted in a major price increase at one point, not just from shapeways but also for me at 3d hubs, as the autoquote program updated to fix the problem. In general, when I upload those files at autoquote print farm websites, it now seems to work much better. Maybe worth revisiting for ya
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I didn't run into pricing issues as much as fitment issues. Not sure if I had picked the wrong variables or what. Models looked good (used Jack's files as a base) but they just wouldn't fit. Can't remember the extract reason now though.
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