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#78 is Ordered!!!

Discussion in 'General Phlatprinter 3 Chat' started by GasPipe, Jun 15, 2011.

  1. GasPipe

    GasPipe New Member

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    Man I can hardly wait till my new Phlatprinter /// gets here, I am psyched. :dance3:

    Got a computer tuned up and ready for software and whatnot.

    Which version of Sketchup is best for this machine? Seems the Pro version is $500. ( :twitch: <my wife already), is there any stupendous benefits of the Pro version to justify the cost?, or is the freeware fine business?

    Thanks for any input you might have for a Phlatnewb :fugly:
     
  2. rcav8r

    rcav8r Moderator Staff Member

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    :welcome:
    Take your time with the build....it is faster than you think, and you'll be rewarded with a fine running machine.

    I personally like SU version 7. I've been using the free version and so far have found no limitations with it.

    From what I understand, version 8 no longer has DXF import (if that's important to you), but I hear there are plugins for that. Some have also reported issues with 8. That's why I stayed at 7
     
  3. TigerPilot

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    I too use the free SU version 7. It's all you'll really need, for now. Once you get proficient at it and feels you'll need more, then you can buy the pro version.

    Just my :02cents:
     
  4. Helno

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    I am waiting for #70 to arrive in the mail. Looks like the lockout at Canada Post is going to delay it's delivery a bit.
     
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    That's a shame about the CA post. At least it's summer and you can go flying, and not winter where you would REALLY be jonsing for the PP :)
     
  6. GasPipe

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    Thanks everyone for the info!

    Really bites Helno!!! Hope it comes soon.

    Every link seems to lead to the version 8 of Sketchup can I still get version 7?
     
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    On the main Board Index page check the Sketchup Stuff topic, there is a sticky with downloads for Sketchup version 7.1 attached there.
     
  8. GasPipe

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    Thanks Dugd!

    I got a lot of learning to do it looks like. Oh well, it will give me something to do whilst waiting for my Phlatprinter :questions:
     
  9. GasPipe

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    So I got Sketchup all jiggy and am working on learning the software.

    I was wondering if the build video is online somewhere I could watch it? I am sure most of the things I am wondering about will be in there :D
     
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    The build video is only on a dvd that will come with the pp.
     
  11. GasPipe

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    Thanks 3Dmon :(
     
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    Check out the web site "TheCrashCast" for Mike Hancock's build log. I think this contains the build log for the prototype PhlatPrinter. Hope my memory hasn't failed me.
     
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    Evil-Tunes put together this awesome time lapse of his Phlatprinter3 build that you can check out.
     
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    I haven't Watched this in a while. :dance3: It makes me Laugh Every Time. :lol:

    Cheers
    E-T
     
  16. GasPipe

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    Thanks theothers, that is a great video Evil-Tunes!!!!

    I liked it when your wife popped in for a second, my wife commented on it too.

    Beautiful build there too ET, I had already admired your machine in the show off your PP thread!!

    Ha ha, I had a dream the mailman had my Phlatprinter, thats kind of creepy :?

    Thanks for looking guys!!!!!!!
     
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    :doubleup: Yea My favourite part :doubleup:

    Cheers
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  18. GasPipe

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    Man, did I pick a bad time to plunk down my cash for a phlatprinter or what? :cry:
     
  19. kram242

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    Hello GasPipe, We are back :good:
    We will be sending individual emails with any updates and order status. As well as getting things back in order in the PhlatShop.
    We appreciate your patience and understanding and we apologize for any inconvenience.
    Thank you
    Mark and Trish
     
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    Whoop whoop, #78 will be delivered tomorrow!! (The good lord willing and the creek don't rise.) :D

    This will be its new digs.

    As all my machine shop equipment is manual, I also signed up for a cnc class at my community college that starts in just a few days, to help my learning curve a bit.

    If you haven't checked out your local community college, you are missing out on a great thing. For instance where I live it costs about $300 to take a course. For that money, I also get access to an awesome machine shop/auto shop/welding shop/ heating and air shop/electronics shop....the list is huge and a bunch of experienced people to bounce problems off of.



    Man I am psyched up for some foamie action!! Attached files [​IMG]
     
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    NICE! wow man you got a nice set up ready to go. I love the L shape so you can have your computer off to one side like that.
    Thank you for the CNC community college tip!
    Good luck and we hope you have lots of fun! :doubleup:
    P.S. Remember we are here for you should you run into any problems or questions along the way.
    Mark and Trish
     
  22. TigerPilot

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    GasPipe, maybe the people, at the community college, will be able to help you solve the circle problem, if you'll end up having one that is. If so, post it here and you'll be the hero of all of us. :doubleup:

    BTW, can you spell D U S T ? That place you have looks better than my living room! :D
     

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