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Jan-Burger TROOST

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    Teaching Digital Design in a Makerspace
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  1. Jan-Burger TROOST

    Homemade CNC

    Hit print is exactly what we do using the laser with .ai files. Apparently it comes down to the capabilities of the ‘printing’ software, not so much the source. This functions as a hub to the laser software where material settings are done. Might come in handy for VW as well?
  2. Jan-Burger TROOST

    Homemade CNC

    I’m sorry I meant ExtraGroup of course and will edit my original post. All credits to you guys for interiorcad! 😱
  3. Jan-Burger TROOST

    Homemade CNC

    All screendumps in the link you mention are from a Mac (see button style on top). If the gcode generator is cross platform itself ‘most of the times’ it doesn’t matter to what platform the machine is connected. We use Cura for our 3D printers, which has gcode files as output as well. It doesn’t matter on what platform the Vectorworks model is exported to .STL from to be loaded in Cura.
  4. Jan-Burger TROOST

    Homemade CNC

    SVG stands for Scalable Vector Graphics and is an export option from Adobe Illustrator, etc. We sometimes used it for our laser cutters, until we were able to proces native .AI files.
  5. Jan-Burger TROOST

    Homemade CNC

    Well, in the real world it’s all about me having the right network when I’m not capable in doing something myself. The people I work most frequently with are the ones that understand me.
  6. Jan-Burger TROOST

    Homemade CNC

    Maybe acqui…, ehr teaming up with ComputerWorks would get things rolling?
  7. Jan-Burger TROOST

    Homemade CNC

    There is a plugin/add-in from ComputerWorks in Germany that’s called InteriorCad. We’re aiming to use this for furniture making at school here very soon! Works seamlessly & cross-platform with Vectorworks…
  8. Jan-Burger TROOST

    Homemade CNC

    Cool stuff! We may or may not be experimenting here at my school to get interiorcad up and running for a cnc job in furniture production (or anything else that will apply). Our team Furniture Design was looking for an ‘intuitive, flexible and intelligent’ 3D app. I may or may not have advised them to choose the obvious… 😇
  9. Jan-Burger TROOST

    off-white (shaded) background to Sheet when printing

    … or maybe have no background instead of white?
  10. Jan-Burger TROOST

    Unexpected render issue

    Are later viewports rendering correctly, or are they completely black? When you said ‘at the very last second’ I was thinking it might be a gpu issue, ie that the card is ‘full’…?
  11. Jan-Burger TROOST

    Need to draw a Boat

    Hehe, I know a lot of you boat guys are very helpful, which I appreciate a lot. If I will not be able to have it done in VW, I’ll consider asking some of you to provide the flats. I still like to think VW could do the trick, it only needs to combine some existing possibilities… 😇
  12. Jan-Burger TROOST

    Need to draw a Boat

    Hi Art, thanks for your reply. The boat itself is fairly simple (it’s a ski tow wooden boat) and has been made before, but without CAD for the production part of it. We manage to have the hull in 3D in the correct shape and all. It’s ‘just’ that we need to extract the sides in order to send it to our CNC…
  13. Jan-Burger TROOST

    Need to draw a Boat

    Thanks for your advise, I’ll try this myself first as well… 🤓 But the main question still stands: how can I have VW do the trick of unfolding a hull? Be it #Marionette, #VectorScript or a hidden trick almost noone remembers, I can’t stand my favorite cad brand hides its hand 😇
  14. Jan-Burger TROOST

    Need to draw a Boat

    Forget the intelligent textures, why not have our skates on and let #Marionette take care of it! Anyone in the room willing to try & complete the ‘unfold double curved surface’ challenge?
  15. Jan-Burger TROOST

    Need to draw a Boat

    Thanks! I'll have a look... 😉 Come to think of it, wouldn't it be nice to have 'intelligent' textures that can unfold in 2D the same way they are projected on an object?


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