February 20, 2019 at 2:46 am #5309
Hello Everyone. I have tried many times unsuccessfully to use Gemcad to reverse engineer the Kiev Triangle design by Jerry Newman which is available on this site. Has anyone entered the design in to Gemcad successfully and if so do you have a Gemcad file of this design that you could share please? I followed the cutting instructions (pavilion first) but even though I have gone close to getting it I am missing the point somewhere and can’t work out how to do it successfully. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.February 20, 2019 at 4:01 pm #5312
The Kiev Triangle was the 2018 Grand Masters competition design. It’s in our database https://usfacetersguild.org/faceting-diagram/kiev-triangle/
Check out some of the other competition designs. They all have both .pdf and .gem files available, and some have cutting notes.February 21, 2019 at 3:31 am #5315
Thank you for your reply Alan. I was looking for a downloadable file to be able to load in to Gem Ray to render a 3 D image of the design but when I clicked on the GEM tab it opened up a script but not a downloadable file.
CheersFebruary 21, 2019 at 5:45 pm #5319
That’s odd. I have no problem downloading either the .pdf or .gem file. What browser are you using?
When you say script, what exactly are you seeing?February 22, 2019 at 3:23 am #5321
I am using Microsoft Edge browser running on the latest updated version of Windows 10 PRO. I can download the pdf with no problems but when I try to download the Gemcad file I see a screen full of letters and symbols.
Steve LethebyFebruary 22, 2019 at 5:33 pm #5323
The only thing I’ve done with Edge is play with it for a few minutes, then uninstall it. 🙂
There’s probably an option setting that determines how the browser handles file extensions. If you can find it, set the .gem extension directly to GemCad. This is convenient because you can view the file in GemCad, then choose to save it wherever you want from GemCad itself.
The other thing you probably want to do is set Windows to open .gem files with GemCad (or Gem Cut Studio, if you have it). If you haven’t done this before, you can find instructions on line, such as how-to-reset-file-associations-in-windows-10
No guarantees, since I don’t know much about Edge.March 22, 2019 at 3:00 am #5350
Hi Alan,My apologies for not getting back to sooner. I have been off the radar for a while. Thank you for your help with this problem. I have been able to download the file and save it as a Gemcad File and it works fine now. I now have another one you may be able to help me with. I have downloaded the cutting sequence for Jeff Graham’s Signature #4 design which I want to cut. I have put all the cutting steps in to Gemcad but for some reason I cannot for the life of me get Gemcad to “cut”the table facet. Everything else was easy to put in to Gemcad but no matter what I try I cannot get the table facet to come together. I have attached a copy of the file showing where I got to with this. I would really appreciate any suggestions on how to get this to work.
SteveMarch 22, 2019 at 2:13 pm #5352
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