August 19, 2019 at 3:28 pm #110205
Newbie to the forum here.
Started printing all of the pieces for my LowRider 2, ordered almost all of the parts required except the “Cut Parts”, 611-Plate and Y-Plate.
Opening the DXF files in different applications gives me drastically different dimensions.
Is there somewhere I can get a hold of the plans, with dimensions, so I can cut the parts out correctly the first time?
Hate wasting material and time to find out I started incorrectly to begin with.
JimAugust 19, 2019 at 5:13 pm #110217August 20, 2019 at 6:26 am #110278
Thanks for your response, although since starting with 3D printing, my entire life seems to have switched to metric.
When I import the DXF & SVG (converted) files into the same cutting software, in millimeters, the sizes are different.
When I import the DXF files into Inkscape, the sizes are different from the cutting software I use, again all in millimeters.
Normally in this situation, I import the file into cutting software, create a template that sticks to the wood and use that to get an accurate part.
JimAugust 20, 2019 at 9:23 am #110295
BarryParticipantAugust 20, 2019 at 2:45 pm #110312
Also, Dan has them available for sale linked on the project page if you want to skip making them. There is also a free program linked at the bottom of the FAQ’s page that lets you measure the DXF directly.
I use Metric for small stuff, anything over 1″ and I think in imperial for the most part. I do keep a combo ruler and combo tape measure nearby at all times.
August 21, 2019 at 7:53 am #110372
- This reply was modified 1 month ago by Ryan.
Awesome, thanks both of you for the help.
I started this hobby about 4 months ago and it has been a lot of fun and have found people to be really helpful.
I’m coming close to retirement after a very very long career in the computer industry and find all of this fascinating,
Didn’t realize I could be reinvigorated in computers again, but thanks to projects like this, I see a very productive and fun retirement on the horizon.
1 user thanked author for this post.
You must be logged in to reply to this topic.