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Diamond tread plate ( Checker Plate )

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  • Jacant

    I would concentrate on getting one shape correct at full size. Then 'Pull/Scale' to 1/50. Use the 'Move' tool with the 'Create pattern' option to the amount of copies required.

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  • Henry Moreland

    Hi Jacant. Did you just do an long oval shape to create the pattern. That's possibly where i was going wrong. I was trying to make it look exact. But now that i think about it. Once created in 1/50 scale that is what it would look like. The checker plate i have at home the daimonds are approx 30mm long. So is this the size i would start with. I'm still learning what does what in this program. I was a long distance truck driver and after a bad smash was forced to retire. So i decided to learn something new to keep myself occupied.

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  • Me Here

    If you have a sample of what you are trying to model, then as Jacant showed, you can take a picture of it (or download one from the net) and load it into DSM as a crib.

    If you know one or two dimensions you can create some construction lines to aid in scaling and positioning the image:

    Then you can use those lines to guide you in scaling & positioning the image:

    Once you have positioned the image -- which can be quite awkward in DSM -- then you can trace over the image to produce your model:

    Sorry for the crudity of the animations, but the upload size limits here preclude doing a better job.

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  • Henry Moreland

    Hi. I do have a sheet of checker plate that i can take a photo of. It might be a bit crude but it's information i didn't have before. Thanks for your help.

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  • Henry Moreland

    Hi guys. I appreciate the help. Hopefully going to attempt this this weekend. I haven't had a chance to have a go at your suggestions. I aggravated my back injury, which doesn't take much these days. I do have another project you guys may be able to give me some tips on. I will post it at a later date.

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  • Henry Moreland

    Hey guys. So i have a photo of the checker plate. I'm trying to figure out how to import it.

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  • Me Here

    Design tab Insert-> file:

    Change the filetype filter to "Image files" or "All Files"

     

     

     

     

    Navigate to the directory and select the file and then click open. At that point the image will be loaded and attached to the pointer, move the pointer to any selectable point in yor design and click to drop it. You can use the mousewheel to scale the workspace before dropping the image.

    You can also move and scale after the image is dropped. Also, look at the image properties that are displayed when the image is select. (Hint: Immediately setting 'maintain aspect ratio' true is a must.)

    Practice, practice practice. The controls are clumsy, be with practice it gets easier.

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  • Henry Moreland

    Hi ME HERE, Thanks for the information. The diamonds on the steel plate are 24 x 4mm and when scaled down is 0.48 x 0.08mm.

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  • Me Here

    The draw a rectangle 24x8 @ 45° before including the image and then use it as a guide to scaling and positioning the image.

    Then trace and replicate the pattern onto the parts full size; and only scale them to miniature as a last step.

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  • Henry Moreland

    Hi Guys. Well i just wanted to say thanks for your help. Although i wasn't successful in creating the model. I have have uninstalled the software and will not be returning to it. I have spent nearly 2 yrs trying to replicate something so it can be 3d printed. But after months of the software crashing and freezing, shutting down and literally making a mess of the project ive finally had enough. I have made several attempts at making it and quite literally hundreds of hours only to have stuffed. So i have dumped all the things i was working on and removed everything from my computers. So again i thank you for your help.

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  • Henry Moreland

    Hi Guys. A mate has convinced me to keep trying. The main problem i have is due to the back injury i have, sometimes the pain level gets to great and i can't concentrate. Instead of walking away when this happens i keep trying to make it work. The pain eventually becomes unbearable and i end up losing it. It becomes that bad that i can't seem to find the answer to the problem which frustrates me. So maybe some of the issue could be that my computer is not good enough, so building a new one. I also need to learn more about the program. I dont even know any of the shortcuts. So i will concentrate on getting to know the program better. I'm hoping that i can seek your advice when i have a better idea of what I'm doing. Thanks again for your help.

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  • Jacant

    I would seriously consider going through all of the tutorials and videos.

    https://designspark.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/sections/202853505 

    https://designspark.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/sections/202625729 

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  • Henry Moreland

    Hi Jacant. Yes mate. I thought of that. Something i should have done by now. Thanks

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  • Jacant

    ...The diamonds on the steel plate are 24 x 4mm and when scaled down is 0.48 x 0.08mm...

    Dependent on what printer or material you plan on using, I don't think that most printers could achieve this. The minimum 'embossed' detail available is about 0.1 mm.

    Have you thought about using a 'Displacement Map' ?

    https://www.creativebloq.com/features/a-beginners-guide-to-displacement-and-bump-maps 

    https://www.reddit.com/r/3Dprinting/comments/aek4yr/how_to_easily_texture_displacementmap_your_parts/ 

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  • Me Here

    Suggestion: Draw the pattern twice full size. Once scaled it will still be 2x too big, but it will also be printable and give a realistic impression.

    Think about how cartoon characters only have 3 fingers but you never notice when watching them.

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