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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-10-2012, 03:21 PM Thread Starter
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Hello guys and gals. Yes I'm new on the forum but not new to router experience. I have over 10 years using a CNC router for custom art work (and some industrial projects) so I hope I can help anyone with CNC router questions.

PS: My shop is closed so I don't make any CNC projects anymore


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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-11-2012, 09:46 AM
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what program did you use?
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I think I pushed the wrong button to reply, so I'll try again.

I started using CANVAS (now owned by acdsee.com) to draw 2D CAD drawings. This program is similar to CorelDraw and Adobe Illustrator. You can export your dxf drawings to your CAM program very easily.

Later on I used Trispectives, which became IronCad when bought up by a new company, to draw 3D CAD.

When my son was in the mechanical engineer program at his university, I got to use Artcam, which is excellent for more artistic designs. Nowadays you can buy pre-made 3D designs off the internet at places like vectorart3d.com
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Yes I know about buying premade 3d but the boss usually brings me a picture or Idea he wants done and there are not always ones made or in my clip art so I do it with aspire. Only problem I have with aspire is figuring out the angles with the 2 rail sweep.
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When making your own 3D design, or even using a premade design, I usually have to do it three times (which I do in miniature to save time). The first time is to see what it looks like in real life (versus looking at the monitor), the second time is to see corrected mistakes, and the third time is to be sure it's exactly what I want.
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Yep that is usually how I end up doing it. Thank you
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