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Drawing layout for Firepit panel

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Drawing layout for Firepit panel

Postby jordawn25 » Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:39 pm

Hi,

New to CNC plasma cutting, have a little experience in 3D printing.
New to making these layouts. I haven't had any issues cutting out drawings that are free standing like a sign, ninja stars or bear, etc. I am having trouble getting my head around placing a drawing into a panel (for a hexagonal firepit). I am trying to make a space to place a highway sign with it held in with tabs around the outside.

What I have come up with looks ok to me, but I think it will not cut properly. This design looks like it needs to cut inside offset and outside offset or else parts of the highway sign will go missing.

I have marked in red what I think should get cut out

What would you do in a case like this?

Thanks for any tips.
FYI Crowsnest Highway (Highway 3) routes through the southern interior of British Columbia

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Re: Drawing layout for Firepit panel

Postby tnbndr » Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:22 am

Not sure what program you are using but what I do is "hatch" in Autocad, which gives a pretty clear picture of what is going to happen. All the black will remain as metal. So you should be good to go.
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Re: Drawing layout for Firepit panel

Postby acourtjester » Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:54 am

since you have some 3D experience you could use the 3D software to show you what it may look like by extruding the DXF drawing. :)
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Re: Drawing layout for Firepit panel

Postby jordawn25 » Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:46 pm

Awesome, thanks. For some reason after messing around with the file for so long I was going cross-eyed. Needed to step back.

I was bouncing around between Inkscape and ViaCAD


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