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Ray McKaig commented on Ray McKaig's blog post Bolt and Screw Creator
"Hi Ed.   The program is available on my website.  There are two versions of the program: 1. Rhino plugin 2. External VB6 GUI (Graphical User Interface) that is a small stand-alone program and sends commands to the Rhino program using Rhino…"
Feb 8
Ed Porter commented on Ray McKaig's blog post Bolt and Screw Creator
"Hi, I'm new the group ....... where do I go to download BoltGen.zip? Thanks Ed"
Feb 8
Ray McKaig replied to Ray McKaig's discussion Flamingo nXT with Bongo-2 Troubles in the group Bongo 2.0
"Thank you Marika for your reply.  Sadly, Flamingo does have transparency and should be able to be manipulated by Bongo.  I can use non-plugin materials that Bongo can control but I cannot get Flamingo to render them correctly. Perhaps the…"
Dec 30, 2013
Marika Almgren replied to Ray McKaig's discussion Flamingo nXT with Bongo-2 Troubles in the group Bongo 2.0
"Bongo 2 can animate the material properties in Rhino 5, so if the renderer supports this feature (the RDK in Rhino 5), Bongo will be able to animate the material properties. Unfortunately at the moment Flamingo doesn't support it."
Dec 29, 2013
Ray McKaig replied to Ray McKaig's discussion Flamingo nXT with Bongo-2 Troubles in the group Bongo 2.0
"  OK, I tried Bongo 1 with Flamingo 1 and it exhibits the same characteristics ... Bongo can not control transparency unless it is basic material, not plug-in.  Perhaps they did that so all entities with the same material won't change…"
Dec 29, 2013
Ray McKaig added a discussion to the group Bongo 2.0
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Flamingo nXT with Bongo-2 Troubles

  Hi all.  The new bongo is quite an improvement over the version 1, however it is not without its problems.  I've been animating an engine in Flamingo nXT and have manipulated the transparency of parts, however Bongo 2 (latest release 20131211) does not seem to have the capability to change the Flamingo nXT parameters.  Rhino Renderer works fine with the Bongo transparency control, but nothing seems to change in Flamingo nXT.  Does anybody have any ideas?Regards, RaySee More
Dec 27, 2013
Tom Downey left a comment for Ray McKaig
"Thanks for your response Ray! That is very helpful, I was trying to scale it to a much lower value. I'll try 1.12 as a starting point, and I think I will also run out and get a tap and die set. Again I absolutely love this plugin! Thanks for…"
Sep 7, 2013
Tom Downey commented on Ray McKaig's blog post Bolt and Screw Creator
"Hi there, I absolutely love this plugin, it's been quite useful in trying to prototype some custom bolts for POP Displays. I've run into a snag and I think it's more of a lack of knowledge on how nuts and bolts work on my part but…"
Sep 6, 2013
Ray McKaig commented on Ray McKaig's blog post Bolt and Screw Creator
"Hi Brandon. Thanks for your feedback, I really appreciate it. Regards, Ray McKaig"
Aug 6, 2013
Brandon Bihn commented on Ray McKaig's blog post Bolt and Screw Creator
"Hi Ray,      Everything install and worked great!  I tried the drag and drop and the GUI.  Thanks for the great plugin! -Brandon"
Aug 6, 2013
AlexisDC commented on Ray McKaig's blog post Bolt and Screw Creator
"Hi everyone ! Thank you for your reply. Ray, thank you for uploading the VB6 program. As Mary Ann specified, it didn't work :( I will still install Rhino on windows and run BoltGen on it. Thank you for your amazing program. All the best"
Jul 29, 2013
Mary Ann Fugier commented on Ray McKaig's blog post Bolt and Screw Creator
"Hi Alex, BoltGen is written in RhinoScript which is developed specifically for Windows Rhino. RhinoScript is a scripting tool based on Microsoft's VBScript language. The key here is "Microsoft", not Apple.  It will not…"
Jul 26, 2013
Ray McKaig commented on Ray McKaig's blog post Bolt and Screw Creator
"Hi Alex.   I am not familiar with MAC OSX and it's Windows compatibility issues.  I do have something else that you can try.  It runs as a separate program to Rhino and directly commands Rhino externally.  It is a VB6…"
Jul 26, 2013
AlexisDC commented on Ray McKaig's blog post Bolt and Screw Creator
"Hi there ! First of all, thank you for your plug in, it really looks like the perfect thing I need. Unfortunately, I did as you mentioned in the previous post to install it, and when Rhino start, it says that it won't install it because it is…"
Jul 26, 2013
Mary Ann Fugier commented on Ray McKaig's blog post Bolt and Screw Creator
"Thanks for a really neat plug-in, Ray. I downloaded BoltGen1_63.zip. Extracted BoltGen1_63.rhp into C:\Program Files (x86)\Rhinoceros 5.0\Plug-ins folder (do not drop from zip directly into Rhino) I have the Rhino 5 64bit sr4 release…"
May 21, 2013
Ray McKaig commented on Ray McKaig's blog post Bolt and Screw Creator
"If you have trouble getting Rhino to accept the BoltGen plug-in, I found that I needed to close Rhino first, unblock the file's properties, then run Rhino.  Then install the plug-in in Rhino as per normal. Windows is getting…"
May 9, 2013

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Bolt and Screw Creator

Free Utility BoltGen plug-in is now available in Resources-Mechanical Design.  Runs on any version of Rhino.

Program creates accurate Metric and English machine screws and bolts, any length.

Makes Sockethead Capscrews, Flat head Machine screws, Flat head Capscrews, Pan heads, and Hex Heads, or just threads without heads.

Head drives include Torx, Philips, Allen Hex and Hex wrench.…

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At 8:27am on September 7, 2013, Tom Downey said…
Thanks for your response Ray! That is very helpful, I was trying to scale it to a much lower value. I'll try 1.12 as a starting point, and I think I will also run out and get a tap and die set. Again I absolutely love this plugin!

Thanks for everything,
Tom
 
 
 

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