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    Sterob's Avatar
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    I downloaded some STEP files for some Hiwin Linear Rails with 2 Carriages.
    I want to change the spacing between the carriages as they don't match my design. Anyone know how/if it can be done?

    I can't see anyway to specifiy the distance when configuring the CAD file OR move the Carriages after it has been imported.
    There must be a way?

    Steve

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    Can you import separate models for the carriages and rails so that they are not in the same model?

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    The Hiwin site has a configurator.

    You can usually get the models in a format best suited for your CAD program (STEP is not always great).

    Get the rails and cars as separate models and then mate/constrain them together as you desire in CAD.

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    Didnt think of that....thanks guys.
    I just assumed I would be able to edit them.
    I will get separate rail and carriages models and carry on.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by pippin88 View Post
    The Hiwin site has a configurator.

    You can usually get the models in a format best suited for your CAD program (STEP is not always great).

    Get the rails and cars as separate models and then mate/constrain them together as you desire in CAD.


    That did the trick,...thanks...
    What file type do you recommend?

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    Whichever your CAD programme will accept? I'm pretty sure that Fusion 360 is happy with STEP although it's a while since I used it.

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    Not sure about anyone else but I used the data sheet rather than the cad models.

    It has all the information you'd want hole spacing, length of carriage and height is all you really need.
    http://www.mycncuk.com/threads/10880...60cm-work-area My first CNC build WIP 120cm*80cm

    If you didn't buy it from China the company you bought it from did ;)

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