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Chris Slade
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Introduction

Postby Chris Slade » Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:56 pm

Hi guys, I’m Chris. Brand new to the forum, I weld in the garage etc. for fun. Furniture and make work projects, not selling anything. I had a Lockformer 1000b table for the last 12 years and recently upgraded to a new Vicon 5x10 table. The table I mainly use for ventilation work, but I am considering doing a little hobby cutting. I mostly need to learn a drawing package so I can start creating my own files to burn, I know nothing about this. Hoping to learn from members, and help out if I can.

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Re: Introduction

Postby larrycameron44 » Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:09 pm

Welcome aboard.
There are lots of experienced people on plasmaspider and most very willing to help out. Yes you do need to learn a drawing package, which is a 2-3 month (part time) learning curve to get you able to edit files from this site and upload others as you make them.
Some use The freebies like Inkscape and Solidworks but there are many more out there.
And if you have joined and paid the $20, there are 1000’s if free ones to download.

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Re: Introduction

Postby little blue choo » Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:04 pm

Hi Chris,
Glad to have you. Like Larry said, join the forum for $20 and you will have access to thousands of great files. I started out with Inkscape because it came on my table and I LOVE it. It's probably one of the easiest to learn and will do DXF and SVG which I prefer. You can download it for free and get started tonight and move up to something bigger and better later on. Good luck Chris.

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Re: Introduction

Postby Chris Slade » Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:44 pm

Thanks guys. I will probably pay and join, i’d probably have to reactivity my paypal account. I do want to start creating my own files. I will watch a few video’s on Inkscape, maybe that is a good place to start.

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Re: Introduction

Postby Old Iron » Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:42 pm

Welcome to the site Chris


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