Thank you so much for making the 3D model - as I feel - in record time indeed. I gave you the details around 12:30 a.m. CET and went to bed and when I got up in the morning the model was already there. I am delighted. You have done a great job. Thanks.
“strictly speaking”… 3D models are strictly for graphics. Thus, from my standpoint (and effort) no need for internal items…
Yes, I understand. The details about internals were just an attempt on my part to tell you how I deduced where the pins could be located on the circle’s circumference because the datasheet (or what I had) was vague about it.
This may not be what you want (let me know, I’ll change it tomorrow)
In a way, you are right. The anode and cathode as drawn by you inside the tube as plates are in fact ‘wire-formed’ numerical digits (0-9) in the case of Nixie tubes. So, yes, if you can replace the plate electrodes with digits (as shown in the datasheet figure), that would be just great. Then the model would really be representing a Nixie tube.
Of course, showing one or two digits would be more than sufficient.
I have no idea if that - what I am asking for- can be done easily or how much of your precious time it would consume but if you could do it, I am pretty sure that besides me many other community members would benefit from your work.
Played with transparency - looks fine until exporting. Also flattened top and greyed per the drawing.
Your model looks really fine. I really appreciate the efforts you spent on flattening and greying the top.
I figured you’re not going to solder the tube and will probably have a Base/Socket for the Tube.
Your assumption is correct. I will be using a socket for the tube. These tubes are too costly and too delicate to be soldered directly on the PCB. Adding base/socket to the model is a nice act of “forward-thinking” on your part. Many thanks.
I am not sure how many different socket types are available for this tube. The one I will be using looks as shown below:
But, you don’t have to change the model with respect to the base/socket. What you have made for the base/socket is good enough for me. If you could only replace the plate electrodes with digits, please, then that would be more than sufficient.
Thank you once again for your great help.