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Ray McKaig commented on Ray McKaig's blog post Bolt and Screw Creator
"Hi again John.   I've rebuilt the BoltGenGUI program to correct the error "Failed to get RhinoScript".  Apparently Rhino's latest release takes extra time to load, so I have added a delay on the Rhino launch code…"
Nov 17, 2015
Ray McKaig commented on Ray McKaig's blog post Bolt and Screw Creator
"Hi John.     You must have a corrupted Rhinoceros.  Everything depends on RhinoScript running for both the plug-in and GUI.  It is the engine that performs Rhino commands directly.     You might try reinstalling Rhino,…"
Oct 25, 2015
John Carpenter commented on Ray McKaig's blog post Bolt and Screw Creator
"I installed the plugin as instructed. The BoltGen menu item appears in the Rhino work space but when I run the commands nothing happens. I then tried installing the GUI and, after it was installed, I attepmted to run the program but it gave me an…"
Oct 24, 2015
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"Thanks much Aleksandar.   I appreciate your comments and video, and I am very happy that it is working well for you.  It has been my goal to provide a useful tool free to the World, especially for people like you.  I consider it part…"
Jul 30, 2015
Aleksandar Dimitrov commented on Ray McKaig's photo
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"Ray McKaig, you have done great job with BoltGen ! It works amazingly with 3d printed objects and I've created short tutorial with thanks and credit to your website.Thanks again! http://ad-3d.com/screw-thread-rhinoceros/"
Jul 30, 2015
Aleksandar Dimitrov commented on Ray McKaig's blog post Bolt and Screw Creator
"Ray, thanks so much for the BoltGen plug-in. Such a great job!! Best regards"
Apr 28, 2015
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, 2014
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, 2014
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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  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

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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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