Re: Supports in lightyear

From: Pat Warner (
Date: Tue Feb 06 2001 - 16:14:03 EET

You should be able to build to 508 x 508 although I'm sure 3D would not recommend it! I have certainly built to 507 on more than one occasion.
You may find that turning off braces will fix your problem, as the braces tend to overhang the extents of your part. I personally prefer to have braces off by default, I find this aids my platform packing, but you do need to take more care with editing.

I hope this is of help

Pat Warner
CAD/CAM Engineer
Benetton Formula 1

Tel 01608 678000 ext. 5152
Fax 01608 678514

>>> <> 05/02/2001 21:47:23 >>>
Hello all,

I have a part that is bigger then the platform of an SLA500 by " and need
to support it. LightYear refuses to do that because the part is larger then
the platform. Any suggestions? I do not want to split the part so refrain
from giving that suggestion.


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