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  • The Plug Track functions are experimental and still being developed.

    For an updated overview of this project see this topic.   For some practical modelling aspects of using Plug Track see Building 3D Track.

    The assumption is that you have your own machines on which to experiment, or helpful friends with machines. Please do not send Templot files to commercial laser cutting or 3D printing firms while this project is still experimental, because the results are unpredictable and possibly wasteful.

    Some pages of this and other topics include contributions from members who are creating and posting their own CAD designs for 3D printing and laser-cutting. Do not confuse them with Templot's own exported CAD files. All files derived from Templot are © Martin Wynne.

Can Plug Chair Sockets be Omitted

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As I have a large stash of moulded chairs I was wondering if a template can be exported for laser cutting omitting the sockets for the plug chairs. I cannot see such an option.

I suspect I could modify the export file in Lightburn to remove the cut lines for the sockets, but just wondering if Templot could remove them.

All the best

Phil
 
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As I have a large stash of moulded chairs I was wondering if a template can be exported for laser cutting omitting the sockets for the plug chairs. I cannot see such an option.

I suspect I could modify the export file in Lightburn to remove the cut lines for the sockets, but just wondering if Templot could remove them.

All the best

Phil
@Phil Chudley

Hi Phil,

To remove all the sockets from the export, on the layers tab set the sockets combos to blank, either for the FDM outline or the laser kerf sockets as required. You can select the blank option from the drop-down, or simply right-click on it:


no_sockets2.png



The result is (for laser kerf):
no_sockets1.png




To omit an individual socket from the export, you need to omit the corresponding chair. In the shove timbers function select the required timber. Then click the heave chairs... button. On the chair heaving dialog which appears, click omit chair for the relevant rail:


no_sockets3.png



The result is (for an FDM timbering base):


no_sockets4.png



cheers,

Martin.
 
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Apologies for the later reply, but I was away for the weekend exhibiting at Ally Pally, London.

Many thanks for the feedback much appreciated.

Phil
 
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I couldn't find how to do that either. Thanks!!
My reason was I have success chiseling off the bullhead chairs from the peco flex track. I am also daunted by the mess and health considerations of resin printing.
 
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