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Old January 8th, 2013, 12:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Anyone here a Solidworks guy?

I have my fretboard radius jig that I'm trying to get done. I've got a friend at work whose dad has a cnc router, but he needs my design in dxf format, I believe. I have a Sketchup model done of what I need, but have no way of converting it to the right file type for him. Would anyone be interested in taking a look at it for me? I'd be willing to pay.... with cash.... or wood.... or guitar parts

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Old January 8th, 2013, 12:19 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Old January 8th, 2013, 12:34 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Sorry, Robert, that doesn't really help me lol. I really have no idea what I'm doing with it. All I know how to do is draw shapes in Sketchup, so anything other than that and I'm lost
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Old January 8th, 2013, 12:43 AM   #4 (permalink)
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What is Sketchup? Is it an autodesk software? Is you drawing to scale? What files types can you export? I have access to multiple cad programs, but if your drawing isn't to scale, it won't do much good to convert it. If you can give me more details, I might be able to help you.

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Old January 8th, 2013, 12:48 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks, Pfenning. Yes, my drawings are to scale. I can export as a 3d model in a .dae or .kmz file. Sketchup is a freeware autodesk program by Google. I've got 2 files-- 1 showing the jig put together, and 1 showing each of the different parts. There's also 1 more component that I need modeled, but I couldn't get it done. We can talk more about it if you're interested.
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Old January 8th, 2013, 06:27 AM   #6 (permalink)
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sketchup is that free google program.. not really compatable with solidworks or inventor etc, im afraid you'll probably need to dimension it up and redraw it in a proper bit of software..
personally, ive only ever used dxf files for 2d profiling.. so if its a 2d file you want, it shouldnt be too difficult.
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Old January 8th, 2013, 06:44 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Send me the drawing and I'll see if I can open it in Rhino and send it back as a DXF.
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Old January 8th, 2013, 06:58 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I'm pretty sure I can do it, if you can't, Marty. I can at least get an obj from it. I haven't had a lot of luck with .dxf exports. I can open .dae files.
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Old January 8th, 2013, 07:12 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Rhino can open an SKP file which it says is sketchup... does that one sound familiar?
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Old January 8th, 2013, 09:58 AM   #10 (permalink)
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sketchup is that free google program.. not really compatable with solidworks or inventor etc, im afraid you'll probably need to dimension it up and redraw it in a proper bit of software..
personally, ive only ever used dxf files for 2d profiling.. so if its a 2d file you want, it shouldnt be too difficult.
I just need something that can be used to help program a cnc router for cutting basic shapes out of 1/2" plywood.

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Send me the drawing and I'll see if I can open it in Rhino and send it back as a DXF.
Thanks, Marty. I think I've got a copy here at work. If not, I'll send it from home tonight.

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I'm pretty sure I can do it, if you can't, Marty. I can at least get an obj from it. I haven't had a lot of luck with .dxf exports. I can open .dae files.
Thanks, Phil. Let's see what Marty can do with it.

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Rhino can open an SKP file which it says is sketchup... does that one sound familiar?
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It opened but with nothing there...next idea?
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Old January 8th, 2013, 11:36 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I'll try to re-send it from home tonight. Thanks for trying!
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