Re: Support Structures for SLA

From: Tom Vorgitch (
Date: Thu Jun 05 1997 - 02:34:45 EEST

>Steve Deak wrote:
>"Hasbro's RP Lab was setup during 3D's introduction of Vista software. With
>the utility and robustness of Vista unknown, Solid Concepts "Bridgeworks"
>was purchased to assure immediate SL Lab success. Steve Deak is an industry
>dinosaur and refuses to change his ways, although he is softening his
>position in recent months. It's "his way or the highway." Nonetheless, we
>have found bridgeworks to be quite easy and fast in support generation,
>however cryptic in command line execution when tweaking supports. We have
>found several instances where Vista did not automatically recognize geometry
>needing support while bridgeworks created sufficient support. Vista's
>graphical interface is a plus, but I find the time used in reviewing
>supports in Maestro to be more than reviewing BW supports using 3D Systems
>Its a matter of preference, how you grew up and how old you are in the
>Steve "Tyrannosaurus Rex" Deak

The Bridgeworks software is available as an option to SolidView, so you can
avoid the "cryptic" command line and view the supports on any PC.

Tom Vorgitch
Solid Concepts Inc.
28231 Avenue Crocker, Unit #10
Valencia, CA 91355
Voice: 805-257-9300
Fax: 805-257-9311

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