How can I do this

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erniehatt
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How can I do this

Post by erniehatt » Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:40 am

I wish to extrude the image to make a CNC cutout template, any ideas on how I can do this. Thanks


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erniehatt
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Re: How can I do this

Post by erniehatt » Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:51 am

Ok given the lack of comments, I played around with it and have come up with a way around it.

ckoppenaal
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Re: How can I do this

Post by ckoppenaal » Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:54 pm

There are some software's that can create vectors from an image possibly V-carve, that is the only way I know of.

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Re: How can I do this

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erniehatt
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Re: How can I do this

Post by erniehatt » Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:39 am

Thanks for the info, but I have found a way to do it.
By printing the image onto some card, then cutting around it, the using a graphics tablet to draw around it into Sketchup, it works real well.

Mochanic
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Re: How can I do this

Post by Mochanic » Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:27 pm

Sooo easy...
Crop everything out of picture you dont want (including text)
open with Inkscape, trace bitmap, save as SVG file.
Then import into Sketchup and make it whatever size you like including thickness.
Takes a couple minutes at most.
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erniehatt
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Re: How can I do this

Post by erniehatt » Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:06 pm

This did not work for me, I went through and got the SVG file, but My version of Sketchup (v2018) would not open the file, maybe you are using an earlier version.

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