Beta 1.5 Issues and Questions

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SLabuta
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Beta 1.5 Issues and Questions

Post by SLabuta » Sun 9. Dec 2018, 02:26

Hi Alex,

I've just updated to the 1.5 Beta release. On Win 10 Release 1803. The program installed and runs fine. I am still having an issue with the new spar/leading edge functionality. I did add the check mark to "Use as Leading Edge" in the spar configuration for the LE Spar, but the dxf output still shows the complete spar. I've attached my project file and the dxf output file (as a zip). Am I missing something someplace else?

Also, something else that has bugged me in earlier versions of WingHelper and is in the Beta. The Time and Date on the files I am working on do not update when the files are saved. Both the whf and dxf files do this. Others may as well, but I have not used them... The time and date are always the initial creation time. The contents in the files are updated, just not the time and date stamps.

I tried the new aileron spar types and those worked file for me. I still need to go thru the other new features. I do not have anything that uses gcode files, so I will not be able to look at that functionality, but I'll try the other features out in the next day or two.

Steve
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Re: Beta 1.5 Issues and Questions

Post by SLabuta » Sun 9. Dec 2018, 02:28

Hmm somehow how I did a double post. This one has the attachments.

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Re: Beta 1.5 Issues and Questions

Post by alex.pozgaj » Sun 9. Dec 2018, 09:28

Hello Steve,

I just downloaded and tried out your wing, here how your ribs look like on my system in the 2D Rib View:
Screenshot_20181209_100928.png
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and in DXF:
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What's probably confusing is that the spar used for the leading edge is also drawn (I selected it on the DXF screenshot so that you can see that it's a separate element). You can either remove them by hand, or you can deactivate the LE_Cutter_Spars layer in your CAD program. Once you do so, they will be gone:
Screenshot_20181209_101739.png
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I hope that helps!

Considering the file timestamps: I never noticed, thank you for the report! I just tested it under Linux, and the time stamps are correctly updated (checked WHF, DXF, and SCAD). I'll check how that works under Windows.


Best regards,

alex.
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Re: Beta 1.5 Issues and Questions

Post by SLabuta » Sun 9. Dec 2018, 15:39

Yes, I should have looked at the DXF file closer. I just opened it up quickly in Draftsight and the default for that program is to just dump all layers together. Removing the "LE Cutter Spar" does exactly what I want. Thanks for your detailed explanation.

Steve

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Re: Beta 1.5 Issues and Questions

Post by alex.pozgaj » Sun 9. Dec 2018, 15:51

Glad it worked! :)
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Re: Beta 1.5 Issues and Questions

Post by SLabuta » Sat 22. Dec 2018, 16:10

Hi Alex,

I've noticed one more issue. The Rib Combs in the DXF Output are not quite correct when there are 1/2 ribs placed next to a full rib. I want to double just the front 1/2 of some ribs for extra landing gear support. The combs behind these 1/2 ribs are not square. See the attached. Inside of WingHelper the combs look correct. Just the DXF output seems off. There are 3 rib combs in the attached project and all of them do this. Is it something I did ??

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Thanks,
Steve
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Re: Beta 1.5 Issues and Questions

Post by alex.pozgaj » Sat 22. Dec 2018, 16:22

Hi,

You are right, there is an error in 1.5.0 Beta 1 when two ribs are very close to each other. I'm already working on it, sorry for the inconvenience.

As a goodie to make up for this, 1.5.0 beta 2 will also for the first time introduce the "shipway" support. :)

Best regards, alex.
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Re: Beta 1.5 Issues and Questions

Post by SLabuta » Sat 22. Dec 2018, 16:28

Fantastic Alex!

Thanks for all of the support and have a great Christmas!

Steve

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Re: Beta 1.5 Issues and Questions

Post by alex.pozgaj » Sat 22. Dec 2018, 17:15

Thank you Steve, merry Christmas also to you and your dearest!

Best regards,

Alex.
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Re: Beta 1.5 Issues and Questions

Post by alex.pozgaj » Sun 23. Dec 2018, 22:26

Hi,

here is the result of the fixed version, can you please take a look at it? I now need to apply the fix also for the aileron cutters, then to give it all a proper testing, and Beta 2 is almost ready to go. :)

This was a very important fix, thank you for reporting and for providing test data!

Best regards,

alex.
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