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  • The Plug Track functions are experimental and still being developed. Some of the earlier pages of this topic are now out-of-date.

    For an updated overview of this project see this post.   For some practical modelling aspects of using Plug Track see The Book of Plug 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.

NEW - Templot2 update version 236d now available

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A new Templot program update is now available. Version 236d.

Your copy of Templot should update automatically if you restart it and follow the instructions. There is no need to uninstall your existing copy of Templot.


If you are still using Templot version 227a , the automatic update will fail due to a program glitch.
Sorry about that -- please download and install version 236d manually from:
https://85a.uk/templot/companion/manual_update.php


Changes in 236d:

Background shapes:

1. There is a new function to duplicate an existing background shape, either singly or as an array of multiple shapes:

duplicate_shape.png


This useful for example when creating a row of baseboard rectangles all of the same size. Also when creating target marks, and connector clips for 3D timbering bricks.

2. Background rectangle shapes can now be twisted to any angle -- i.e. spin on their centre:

twist_rectangle.png


This is useful if you want to use background rectangle shapes to represent layout structures such as a goods shed or signal box. Also for brick slabs and support rafts for 3D exports.



Experimental 3D exports:

Several updates, including a loose outer jaw option for chairs. More info in this topic:

https://85a.uk/templot/club/index.p...3d-printed-cnc-milled-laser-cut.229/post-5478

cheers,

Martin.
 
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