For those interested in CAD:
I e-mailed a couple of DXF files to Dr. Aspler, & he has kindly attached
them to his web site. The URLs:
Each file contains a series of mathematical co-ordinates & related data
which a CAD program can hopefully turn into a 3D "object" for the user to
manipulate. The "object" in each file is a very crude ring mounting,
actually a polygonal shape with several sides stretched up to form a long
flat surface. The "16" & "20" in the file names refer to the total number
of sides on the polygon in each case.
The good news is that each file is only a few kilobytes long, & is pure
ASCII, which should make manipulation as easy as possible for everyone.
The bad news is that Dr. Aspler told me that he has already had problems
importing the files into the graphics software he's been working with. I
leave it to him to post whatever details he wants to share with us.
Anyway, the files are public domain for anyone to experiment with however
they like. I want to get some feedback on what orchid members have been
able to do with them before I upload any more files. I hope to hear from
you folks out there soon. Good luck.
Joel Kahn <@Joel_Kahn>
Comptroller for Maxon's Jewelers
Diamond Merchants & Estate Jewelers
Authorized Dealer for Rolex & Tag Heuer
2622 S Glenstone, Springfield Missouri 65804 USA
Voice: 417-887-1800 or 417-887-1809