Design Tank Program

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Advice' started by brentv, 10 Nov 2010.

  1. brentv

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    Hey guys, what is a good user friendly program to design Aquariums?
    (Instead of the old pencil and paper:whistling:)
     
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    A lot of guys use google sketchup.
     
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    I use solidworks because you can simulate the stresses in the glass and silicon. It is really expensive though.
     
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    Sketchup is the shiznit!
     
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    Cool Downloaded!!! ... Thanks:yeahdude:
     
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    SketchUp

    download plugins from Google SketchUp website
    search for Centerpoint (just select a surface, select Plugins on menu and click "Set Center Point") :) And you will get a marker in the center of that selected surface.

    Also check for "Pipe along Path". hmmm, simple, draw a few connection lines. double or Triple click the lines to select them all and convert that to a pipe. Thickness and inside diameter can be set. Simple method to do the plumbing. :thumbup:

    Can also go to File, 3D warehouse - Get Models. Search there for stuff like "skimmer" somebody else allready draw it, why redo it?
     
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