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Offline Luzzy

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Re: Shaper Origin deliveries?
« Reply #60 on: May 16, 2018, 09:56 PM »
@Luzzy can I trouble you for a picture of said tape jig?

Its basically just a piece of 3/4" stock with tape on it:) In this photo I added a couple strips of tape above my cut but you can see the clamped piece of pine above it....

Neil has a good description of what many have done. The Shaper forums are filled with great information and people ready to help!

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Offline neilc

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Re: Shaper Origin deliveries?
« Reply #61 on: May 16, 2018, 10:08 PM »
Luzzy - your Vespa sign is a fantastic project for Shaper! 


Did you also do the foam one that was on the forum?


SO cool.





Offline Luzzy

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Re: Shaper Origin deliveries?
« Reply #62 on: May 16, 2018, 10:19 PM »
I did - that picture was a sample I made for the owner - then I cut in foam. Origin is a crazy tool that if half the guys realized ( and eventually they will) how good it is and how creative you can be , they'd all want one in their shops...

Offline Cheese

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Re: Shaper Origin deliveries?
« Reply #63 on: May 18, 2018, 11:07 AM »

BTW, I use simple 2D drawing programs for creating my SVG's.  You can also use 3D programs like Fusion 360 or Sketchup, but the 2D ones are great for simple projects iike you laid out above.

I use Graphic for the Mac.  Others use Affinity Designer, Inkscape, or even Adobe Illustrator. 


Hey @neilc , I'm curious about the Graphic for Mac software. Is it capable of producing a simple 2D drawing such as these?




My present CAD software can save & export files in the .CAD-.DFX-.DWG-.SKF-.BMP-.JPG & .WMF formats. Is Graphic for Mac capable of importing any of these formats? I'm not really looking for rendering capabilities at the moment, just looking to create simple drawings and also something that will work with the Shaper.

I really want to dump the Windows system and Quick Cad is what's preventing me from doing that. The other option is to spend $5000 for AutoCad software for the Mac. NOT!!!
« Last Edit: May 18, 2018, 11:18 AM by Cheese »

Offline neilc

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Re: Shaper Origin deliveries?
« Reply #64 on: May 18, 2018, 02:57 PM »
Yes it will draw those. But I'd suggest you try Fusion 360.  It's free for makers who make less than $100K a year from their maker craft.  You don't have to go to 3D.  You can just sketch in it on 2D with plenty of power, dimensions, etc.  And if you want to move to 3D its built in.  As is Rendering, CAM, etc.  Ton's of videos on YouTube for learning it.  Here's a quick one on an intro to woodworking you might find of interest -

Fusion will handle most CAD format files as well as JPG and SVG.

Fusion runs on Mac or Windows, is fully cloud based, so you can start on Mac or Windows and finish up on the the other, collaborate with others, etc.  They have an iPhone and iPad app for accessing and viewing the files in the cloud.

Graphic will import and export SVG, JPG. JPG, GIF, TIFF, PSD (photoshop), PDF.  I don't think it will handle CAD file formats like DXF. 

Graphic will draw those files you listed, but it's import capabilities are a bit limited.  It has dimensional accuracy, alignment tools, layers, etc.  But I think for drawings like the second one, it would not be my first choice given things like the circle intersecting the angled lines, etc.

Graphic details are at www.Graphic.com.  Fusion details are at Fusion360.AutoDesk.com

Interestingly, both are Autodesk products.

And if you want to go deeper with Fusion, Udemy has their course on sale for $11.99.  It's 8 hours total of video instruction.  Pretty good deal...

https://www.udemy.com/fusion360/learn/v4/overview

Let me know if you have other questions -

neil


Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: Shaper Origin deliveries?
« Reply #65 on: May 18, 2018, 04:03 PM »
@neilc

“Graphic will draw those files you listed, but it's import capabilities are a bit limited.”

What’s the difference between drawing and importing? Do you mean you can make and export those file types but can’t necessarily import them?

Offline neilc

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Re: Shaper Origin deliveries?
« Reply #66 on: May 18, 2018, 07:07 PM »
It is more of a graphic design app than a CAD app. So it will not import the more common CAD formats like DXF or Autocad.