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Offline ealanm

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Crankcase Cradle
« on: January 02, 2012, 10:00:49 pm »
I made a cradle to hold the crankcase upper half during assembly and dis-assembly.  It seems to work pretty well, so I thought I'd upload a photo and some drawings.
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Re: Crankcase Cradle
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2012, 07:20:12 am »
A very useful tool!  Thanks for the drawing. Why no measurements shown?
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Re: Crankcase Cradle
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2012, 05:32:50 pm »
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Why no measurements shown?

They should show, they're on the original PDF -- inches and mm!  Perhaps a problem with your PDF reader?
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Re: Crankcase Cradle
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2012, 10:54:51 am »
The font used doesn't appear to be standard Windows font so no characters are shown.
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Re: Crankcase Cradle
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2012, 07:14:12 pm »
The font used doesn't appear to be standard Windows font so no characters are shown.

Possible, I suppose.  But I send PDF drawings created exactly the same way all over the world and I've never run into this before.  I'll try making the PDF on a different machine with a different install of SolidWorks to see if that helps.
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Re: Crankcase Cradle
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2012, 08:37:10 am »
I just downloaded the missing font and it worked ok, I posted the reply to help anyone who is interested. The font is CenturyGothic I got it from http://ufonts.com/fonts/century-gothic.html I assume SolidWorks installs the font and the people you deal with also use it so will have it installed too.

You didn't say which engine it is for but I see from your signature you have a CB750.

« Last Edit: February 01, 2012, 08:51:03 am by malcolmgb »
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Re: Crankcase Cradle
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2012, 07:04:44 pm »
Yes, it's probably the font.  I forgot that I used a different template for that drawing than I usually use.  The normal template has my company name on it, which I wanted to leave off.  So that's probably why the font is different.  I'll change the font and upload a file with a standard font.

And, yes, I built the cradle for a CB750K2, but it'll probably fit any SOHC CB750.
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Re: Crankcase Cradle
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2012, 09:49:23 pm »
Okay, I believe I've fixed the font problem.  I've also added an exploded view and some notes, for clarity.
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