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Unread postAuthor: Goats spudz » Sat Nov 19, 2011 9:12 am

can any one draw a 1:1 scale drawing of a g3 for my new cannon body to be laser cut as my computer isn't fast enough to run autoCAD

like the outline of this photo to be laser cut into stainless steel

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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Sat Nov 19, 2011 11:51 am

Try Gimp 2.6.
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Unread postAuthor: mobile chernobyl » Sat Nov 19, 2011 12:06 pm

If you can't run "autocad" you must have a Pentium MMX with about 256mb of ram and a 512mb HDD or something.

There are plenty of Free 2D cad packages out there, and for a laser cutter all you need is an .SVG file - aka a drawing from a vector graphics program like Corel, Illustrator or whatnot (I'm sure there are free versions of these as well, and they are much easier to learn!)
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Unread postAuthor: Goats spudz » Sat Nov 19, 2011 12:18 pm

well i can run autocad but it is a bit laggy and my 30 day trial ran out also i need a .DWG file

also it needs to be real sized as its for a gun im making
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Unread postAuthor: mobile chernobyl » Sat Nov 19, 2011 1:27 pm

most Laser cutter's support .SVG format that I know of. And they are instantly scalable if you give them a driving dimension for the file - such as "barrel length"...

But if you insist - there are also free .DWG from .JPEG programs out there for the non-CAD inclined. It will simply convert every identifiable line to a line in a DWG format. You will have to do some end scaling and often the lines aren't as straight as one would want.

Last resource - just download a FREE DWG program that's lighter weight than the full blown Autocad Lt - which really isn't that heavy. - If you bought your computer in the last 6 years, and it isn't a netbook or iPad it should have no problem running any 2D cad package, so that may mean your computer is being bogged down elsewhere with unnecessary bloatware or malware, no suggestions on my part as far as getting rid of them other than to avoid getting them in the first place...

Examples of free DWG programs:
http://www.eland.org.uk/pages/Misc/cadnotes.html

And there are probably 100's more free 2D cad program that can export a .DWG file out there as the format has been around for almost if not more than 20 years.
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Unread postAuthor: Lazyboy » Sat Nov 19, 2011 4:19 pm

Google sketchup has 3d models of g36.
Google Sketchup is a free easy to use 3d program.
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Unread postAuthor: jor2daje » Sat Nov 19, 2011 4:38 pm

im converting right now, how long from end to end?
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Unread postAuthor: Goats spudz » Sat Nov 19, 2011 4:54 pm

1 meter long end to end but i dont know top to magazine
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Unread postAuthor: jor2daje » Sat Nov 19, 2011 5:35 pm

Well the drawing is to scale right? So you only need one
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Unread postAuthor: Goats spudz » Sat Nov 19, 2011 5:43 pm

yes i need an outline of the drawing without the barrel and sights so i can get 2 laser cut to be the sides of my new gun
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Unread postAuthor: dewey-1 » Sat Nov 19, 2011 9:20 pm

Is this what you want?
I can give you dwg file.

Updated to polyline.
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Unread postAuthor: Goats spudz » Sat Nov 19, 2011 10:06 pm

dewey-1 wrote:Is this what you want?
I can give you dwg file.


Exactly!!!
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Unread postAuthor: D_Hall » Sun Nov 20, 2011 12:12 am

How in the heck is it you have access to a laser cutter but not access to a decent computer and software?
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Unread postAuthor: Goats spudz » Sun Nov 20, 2011 10:26 am

D_Hall wrote:How in the heck is it you have access to a laser cutter but not access to a decent computer and software?


My brother is a "laser cutter operator" so at his work there are 3 mazak laser cutters!

but he's too busy to draw me stuff :(
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Unread postAuthor: dewey-1 » Sun Nov 20, 2011 11:41 am

Goat spudz;

I e-mailed you a polyline G3 outline in dwg format.
Hopefully your brother can use that.
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