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  1. RogerC

    RogerC Poster Extraordinaire

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    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 :mrgreen:

    Thanks!
     
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Rhino can open an SKP file which it says is sketchup... does that one sound familiar?
     
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    I just need something that can be used to help program a cnc router for cutting basic shapes out of 1/2" plywood.

    And BTW, I'm a wing chun guy, too ;)

    Thanks, Marty. I think I've got a copy here at work. If not, I'll send it from home tonight.

    Thanks, Phil. Let's see what Marty can do with it.

    Yep
     
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    It opened but with nothing there...next idea?
     
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    I'll try to re-send it from home tonight. Thanks for trying!
     
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