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How to modify a STEP file in DesignSpark Mechanical (tutorial)

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On the DesignSpark forum many people are asking why a STEP file is locked and can't be updated when imported in DSMech.
And they are right to think that this is a very bad point !
I completely agree and I hope the developers will allow STEP modifications in future versions. DSMech will gain popularity if they do so !

But there's a solution and it's called SketchUp...

Edited 29/04/2014 : there's a much easier way as mentioned by Didier in the comments. Thanks Didier !

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Pipes in DesignSpark (tutorial)

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I just visited the DesignSpark forum and someone ask how to do some pipes in DSMech.

He already received answers but I personally think that the best an fastest way is the following...

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SketchUp + DesignSpark tutorial 1

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I untitled one of my previous post "DesignSpark Mechanical : the perfect companion to SketchUp".
And I wanted to do another post that would explain which are the most useful tools in "DS Mech" for SketchUppers.

Finally I decided to do it as a tutorial...

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Carving text in DS Mechanical

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DS Mechanical lacks some important tools that his big brother Spaceclaim has.
One of them is the ability to create text and annotations.

Someone on the forum asked about how to carve text in a model in DS Mechanical.
Having a look at the answers given there I was just amazed at how complex the different solutions were...

While it's so simple when using the SketchUp "Text" tool !

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DesignSpark Mechanical VS SketchUp groups/components

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I started to test and evaluate how SketchUp and DesignSpark Mechanical can work together.
And as I said in my previous post they seem to work together pretty well.

But during my tests I found out they quiet don't manage groups and components the same way leading in some problems...

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DesignSpark Mechanical : the perfect companion to SketchUp

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This is a great news for all SketchUp lovers like me !

Since Monday 16 September we, the 3D community, have a new and free (but not open-source) 3D software to play with : DesignSpark Mechanical.

And it works especially well with SketchUp models !

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