Originally Posted by responder
Awesome! Keep us posted with the projects. I am really interested in the sliders
So a simple example of eddie talking about how ideas become parts quickly.
Open drawing software
Create part. In this case, I wanted to test the corner radius of my tailgate cover area for a "tramp stamp". So, created small square with varing radius' s..."v" was my reference corner of 1.5" radius.
From there, I saved the part as a drawing file and a .dxf file that will be used by cam software. Then opened sheetcam and imported drawing. As you can see, my "tool" of 45 amp plasma is set and ready to go. I apply to part and get my piercings right and hit "post process" and the software puts it in gcode, the language that the table software (mach3) can read.
Now we are ready to open up the machine software, tell it where we want "zero" to be and load our code we just created:
Hit the "cycle start" and miracles happen
We test fit....and I liked the 1.6 inch radius.
Once thats done....I go back, make some more measurements...go through and get my mojo going...
And the result (minus the pending logo
And thats how I create a part. With that said....I had never seen or used any of the above mentioned software prior to 2 weeks ago.