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What is The Correct Name for This Shape?

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Re: What is The Correct Name for This Shape?

Postby DaveyBoy » Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:50 pm

deraudrl wrote:I suppose just drawing an arc segment with a really wide brush and round endcaps is too easy


I haven't tried that but I doubt it would be of sufficient accuracy/quality. It needs to be pretty precise as it will be a proper dimensioned technical drawing for manufacture.

Thanks for the suggestion though :D
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Re: What is The Correct Name for This Shape?

Postby deraudrl » Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:58 pm

DaveyBoy wrote:
deraudrl wrote:I suppose just drawing an arc segment with a really wide brush and round endcaps is too easy


I haven't tried that but I doubt it would be of sufficient accuracy/quality. It needs to be pretty precise as it will be a proper dimensioned technical drawing for manufacture.
I suspect Visio really isn't the right tool for that job then.

It's trivially simple in any real CAD/drawing program. Inkscape is probably the cheapest answer in terms of both actual cost and learning curve. Again, you can export from there back into Visio if that's required.
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Re: What is The Correct Name for This Shape?

Postby DaveyBoy » Mon Oct 26, 2020 12:21 am

I can draw it in Visio but there is no facility as far as I know to auto generate radial objects like so:

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Each sausage would have to be drawn/positioned manually and it would be difficult to get the required accuracy.

You are correct in saying that Visio isn't the right tool for the job but we only have one AutoCad license and our resident Cad Engineer is busy doing other things . . so I'm working with the tools that I have.

On the plus side it's a great learning project for Flowstone :D
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Re: What is The Correct Name for This Shape?

Postby trogluddite » Mon Oct 26, 2020 1:16 am

DaveyBoy wrote:
deraudrl wrote:I suppose just drawing an arc segment with a really wide brush and round endcaps is too easy


I haven't tried that but I doubt it would be of sufficient accuracy/quality. It needs to be pretty precise as it will be a proper dimensioned technical drawing for manufacture.

I suggest having a quick word with whoever will be doing the manufacturing to see what they'll find most useful. Whatever tools are used, there will be a conversion step from drawing to tool-paths in any case (even for an AutoCAD file). A very rough drawing with accurate annotations (slot widths, centres, radii, angles, etc.) may even be preferred by the machine operator - bitmaps can be tricky to turn directly into tool-paths, and the slot centrelines may be more critical than the outlines depending what tool is used (e.g. a mill matching the width and end-radius of the slots just has to follow the centreline once to complete a slot).

Don't let that stop your experiments, though - it's fascinating to see some generic "shape maker" Ruby code being created!

guyman wrote:line curve "anchors" like photoshop does

That is very close to how things are actually done in FS. Beneath the surface, all circles, arcs, rounded corners, and curves are represented as Bezier curves. GraphicsPaths even have a "getPathData" method which returns the positions of the "handles".
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Re: What is The Correct Name for This Shape?

Postby Spogg » Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:47 am

trogluddite wrote:
DaveyBoy wrote:If it doesn't have a proper name then maybe we could give it one!

Spogg's probably your man for that, as he's great at suggestive names for things. I guess it's a bit mean of me to pass him the problem, but from the look of it, it doesn't seem to be too... erm,... hard. :shock:


It's called a Double Inverted Circular Kite.

Well, it is now.
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Re: What is The Correct Name for This Shape?

Postby DaveyBoy » Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:39 am

Spogg wrote:It's called a Double Inverted Circular Kite


If the wife finds out I've been drawing dicks all weekend I'm gonna be in serious bother! :lol:
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Re: What is The Correct Name for This Shape?

Postby trogluddite » Mon Oct 26, 2020 4:31 pm

There you go - I told you Spogg would have no problem, erm... rising... to the occasion! :lol:
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Re: What is The Correct Name for This Shape?

Postby k brown » Thu Oct 29, 2020 6:16 pm

Clown Pout ?
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Re: What is The Correct Name for This Shape?

Postby DaveyBoy » Thu Oct 29, 2020 7:23 pm

k brown wrote:Clown Pout ?


Good suggestion K!

Would you believe there is/was a beer called that?

https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/crown-clown-s-pout/98219/

Yes . . . I Googled it . . . I need to get out more :)
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Re: What is The Correct Name for This Shape?

Postby trogluddite » Fri Oct 30, 2020 12:07 am

k brown wrote:Clown Pout ?

Love it! :D Perfect description of the shape, and sounds like it ought to be a euphemism for something (I was quite surprised that Urban Dictionary doesn't have an entry for it!)
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