Re: I got the blueprint i got the drawing but i need the frame.

DELFTship forum Hull modeling I got the blueprint i got the drawing but i need the frame. Re: I got the blueprint i got the drawing but i need the frame.

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Eric Baxter
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Dida, I have a Shopbot 4′ x 8′ bed cnc machine which comes with a 2D and a 2.5D (carving) program (Partworks by Vectrix). You import the delftship generated 2D dxf file, that you have exported from delftship (onto your hard drive), into Partworks you then generate a toolpath file for the cnc machine, specifying such thins as inside /outside cuts, machine allowances (tolerances) cut depth, bit, tabs etc. Then connect your laptop to cnc machine, bring up the machine control program, home zero the tool in x,y,z axes and press start. The latest version of partworks includes an automatic tiling feature that allows you to program just once for objects (boat parts) that are larger than one sheet of plywood. the machine also does great plywood scarf joints ( stepped and with 2 D profiles that key into each other for perfect joints). You can also do “jigsaw puzzle joints. Shopbots come with much larger tables for more $, but if as I am you are using 4’x8′ marine ply (or even the slightly larger metric plywood) (and scarfing it) that size machine works well for about $20,000. Eric