Extrude along Path

I've been searching for a tutorial, video, YouTube, or another medium in which I can get an intermediate, and advanced tutorial on how to extrude a shape along a path. This action is a somewhat critical step in the electrical engineering aspects of mechanical design. Complex extrusion paths have to be laid out before the structure can be put around it.

Any insight, resources, or help in this arena would be fantastic. I'm familiar with how to do this in Solidworks, but that is not running on my iPad, and I am trying to get rapid prototyping (on the go) perfected for my organization.

Thank you in advance for all of your help!

I've been searching for a tutorial, video, YouTube, or another medium in which I can get an intermediate, and advanced tutorial on how to extrude a shape along a path. This action is a somewhat critical step in the electrical engineering aspects of mechanical design. Complex extrusion paths have to be laid out before the structure can be put around it.

Any insight, resources, or help in this arena would be fantastic. I'm familiar with how to do this in Solidworks, but that is not running on my iPad, and I am trying to get rapid prototyping (on the go) perfected for my organization.

Thank you in advance for all of your help!

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Hello, my name is Michael Gilbert. I was wondering if you ever found anything on this subject or could give me some pointers. I’m trying to use this app for mapping pipeline stations. I think it would work great if I could use it better.   Any thing would help. Thanks in advance. 

Hello Michael,

I never did find anything on the subject regarding uMake — however, because of the lack of support, and frankly, the lack of community support. I found another, superior product for my iPad Pro. It is: https://shapr3d.com/

They have massive amounts of tutorials, a quick up and running time, it is as robust as many aspects of SolidWorks — and I have never had a single minute of trouble, and I have made three products to market using it.

Additionally, they've included many outputs-and-drivers for additive manufacturing, and Stratasys has been able to take my files natively, and create products.

I sincerely wish my answer wasn't "get this other app." But I have tried-and-tried to have uMake work as effectively, or be as transportable as https://shapr3d.com/ nevertheless, regrettably — it is not, and this is the best advice I can dispense!

David,

Thank you for the response. And also the other option. With this shapr3d would I be able to design 3D piping stations as in drawing it out in 3D and coming back to it and continue where I left off? Sorry to bother you about this?

thanks, Michael Gilbert 

Hello, again Michael,

Shapr3d *does* hold state. It uses a combination of cloud caching, buffering, and saving locally to your iPad Pro. It is virtually impossible to lose any of your models. I have been using that program for a little over a year. It started off rough, nevertheless, has grown by leaps and bounds — making it on par with desktop 3D software (Autodesk Fusion 360.)

To manage your expectations — it does not create output files that are photorealistic, Ray-traced, or rendered beyond flat. However, it has all of the tools to be able to create 3D models, as complex as I have seen. It also exports in every popular file format.

To specifically answer your question. I have been in the middle of modeling a Integrated Circuit Board lost power to my iPad, and after completely charging it, reopened the file precisely where I left off. I did not have to instantiate a 'save.'

I was in early beta user, and have used virtually every 3D program available on the App Store. Shapr3d It is wholly superior — to anything that I have used previously, or since. It is rapidly approaching desktop power-and-functionality.

I hope this helps!

Best,

- David

 

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