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Noob help with hopefully simple 123D design issues... Please!

by regdog123

Hi Folks,

I hope this group is still active. I am a CAD noob. I am working on what I thought would be a first project in 123D design. It is a hoop to hold two soup cans together end to end. The piece is a circular clamp that would go around two soup cans with a rectangular piece that is split that has a screw to draw the two sides of the hoop together. The hoop would have a shallow track out of the middle to hold the protruding lips of the soup cans captive.

I have a couple major issues with trying to make this.

The first issue is centering things. I started with a cylinder, and I tried to center a circle in the cylinder to cut the cylinder into a hoop. I found no way to exactly position the circle in the center of the cylinder. I wound up doing it by looking at the x and y and I am off by a bit. I could not get it perfectly centered.

The second issue is cutting the little track out of the middle hoop the lips of the soup cans will rest in. That again, needs to be centered and the centering in this one is more critical because the track will not be very deep (the lips on the cans don't project out a lot). I am also not sure how to cut out just a track. I can cut out an entire slice like going from the cylinder to a hoop but I am not sure how to cut just a 1mm or less out of the center of the hoop.

If anybody could lend me a hand I would be ever so grateful.

Thank you!

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Grrrr Convert Mesh To Solid not working in 123D Design!!!!

by DeanMurray


I have seen this topic before, but not seen an answer.

If I download an STL from Thingiverse to incorporate into one of my own designs, I can't do anything with it, such as snap to object etc, unless it is converted to solid first. If I try and convert it to a solid 123D Design on PC always freezes or crashes.

I tried converting to solid in Meshmixer, then export as STL, but when I import that into 123D Design, it is imported as a mesh again. I double checked to make sure I was exporting the right object in Meshmixer, and I was.

Any help would be much appreciated

Mr M

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need some help with something that sounds really simple

by kaighn80

hi, so im trrying to combine a couple of gears (32 tooth and 16 tooth to produce a compound spur gear) from this thing or group of things? www.thingiverse.com/thing:2679950. problem is im having to scale up which is ok, but i cant seem to get the gears to align or stack so that i can combine them and print them as one solid object. any ideas on how to do this? ive tried google but that hasnt helped at all!

Grayson change gears
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123d Design not responding? It was working, please help.

by TylerTotally

Hey guys, I have been drawing with 123d design for a few years now. I was so bummed when they discontinued it. I woke up one morning with an idea in my head and then went to draw it and.... it shows me the title screen and says "not responding" I have lost the installation file, and im wondering if there is anything I could change in its home folder, I don't know?

Hope we can get it working ; )


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123D won't use my dedicated graphics card

by JayDezi

I just installed 123D design on my new laptop but i've been using it for a while. I can load and run 123D design just fine but it won't recognize my graphics card. (its an Nvidea Geforce gtx 960M) It says i don't have the right driver but i know i have the latest one. Autodesk actually made a patch for this (solves errors with autodesk choosing wrong graphics card) on their professional grade products (AutoCAD, Inventor, etc.) but i don't see any solutions and the official 123D help forums were recently disbanded.

Has anyone had this problem or can you suggest a solution? The resolution also looks terrible on this computer compared to my old one. I don't know why that is or how to change that. My laptop is 64bt vs 32 so i thought that might have something to do with it. There doesn't seem to be any native controls for changing the graphical settings.

Thanks in advance guys!

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