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Question on how to draw something

Postby agteacher » Wed Aug 12, 2015 9:55 am

My sister-in-law is wanting a Texas cut out for her gate. I will attach the picture she sent me. The problem I am having is making an "outlined" Texas. I made an "outlined" star, I figured out how to do that. I can not figure out how to make the Texas line like 2" thick. The overall size will fit inside a 36" circle.

I tried to copy it and put it inside, but when you shrink it, it doesn't match up.

Confused, thanks for you help!
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Re: Question on how to draw something

Postby agteacher » Wed Aug 12, 2015 10:01 am

I don't know that 2" is what is best. What thickness would ya'll suggest?
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Re: Question on how to draw something

Postby agteacher » Wed Aug 12, 2015 10:09 am

Well maybe I figured out the "hard" way to do it.

How does that look?
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Re: Question on how to draw something

Postby Capstone » Wed Aug 12, 2015 11:24 am

Looks pretty good!
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Re: Question on how to draw something

Postby agteacher » Wed Aug 12, 2015 2:58 pm

It turned out pretty good. I went ahead and cut it out.

Here is a 2 year old (mine) and a 5 year old (my nephew)
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Re: Question on how to draw something

Postby Gamelord » Wed Aug 12, 2015 5:47 pm

looks good to me! :) To do this, I would draw the image and then use the "Contour" tool to make the image as wide as I needed it to be.
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Re: Question on how to draw something

Postby agteacher » Thu Aug 13, 2015 9:08 am

Gamelord enlighten me on where to find the contour in the Torchmate CAD. I can't find it, and I know there has to be an easier way to do what I did yesterday!
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Re: Question on how to draw something

Postby Gamelord » Fri Aug 14, 2015 7:31 pm

Sorry, the contour tool is in corel, not torchmate cad. I have Torchmate Cad as well, love my torchmate table but I find the cad program to be very limiting in its abilities which is why I use Corel to do all my drawings. Once the drawing is done, I then import it into Torchmate to draw my toolpaths and cut directions and cut orders. this process works best for me.

As for the contour tool in Corel, here is a step by step:
viewtopic.php?f=77&t=16502&p=95530&hilit=contour+tool#p95530
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