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Old 04-02-2009, 02:29 PM
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I'm having a problem-- I'm trying to print centering ring templates in RS 8 and they're coming out with no holes... like a bulkhead.

Any ideas?? TIA! OL JR
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Old 04-02-2009, 02:54 PM
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I'm having a problem-- I'm trying to print centering ring templates in RS 8 and they're coming out with no holes... like a bulkhead.

Any ideas?? TIA! OL JR


Make sure the centering ring is completely over the inside tube, and not right at the edge. You need to be able to see the inner tube on both sides of the ring.

I just tried creating a CR-5060 in RS9, and when I pull the template up in Corel Draw 12, the inner circle is clearly visible, although the inner area of the circle has not been "cleared out".

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Old 04-02-2009, 10:14 PM
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Not quite sure I follow you...

I did put the rocket into 3D display and hit the 'wireform' button, and it looks like the centering rings are solid right through the motor mount tube and stuff... doesn't make sense. I entered the centering rings and sized them appropriately on both OD and ID for the respective tubes and stuff they're centering. The motor mount tubes are 80/50 centering rings, and the front paper transition support rings are sized to fit just inside the paper transition at the front and rear on the BT-52 stuffer tube. The OD on the rear one is BT-80 size, basically a 80/52 ring, and the front one is a hair under 2 inch OD to BT-52 size.

The numbers are correct in the fields for the centering ring properties, so I can't see anything glaringly wrong.

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I'm not sure if this will help, because I have never tried to export CR templates from RockSim 8, but perhaps you need to make sure that the ID of the ring is slightly larger than the OD of the tube that will fit in it. For instance, if you define the BT-50's OD as 0.976", then make the ID of the CR-5080 ring something like 0.980" (or whatever), so that RockSim understands that the hole in the ring will be large enough for the BT-50 to pass through it. I don't know, but maybe if you define both diameters - the ID of the ring and the OD if the tube it is meant to center - at exactly the same size, such as 0.976", things get confusing. I don't know if this will help, but it might.

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Another thought: if you have the CR placed right at the end of the tube, RS might be thinking that it is a bulkhead. Try moving the ring ever so slightly down (or up) from the end, and see if that helps.

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