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Buhtwhai
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A few questions

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10-26-2013 05:16 AM
I use inventor to draw cars for competitions. They are made from 2x2x12 balsa wood blocks.

Is there a way to center the drawing directly in the middle of the page?

What type of file would i need to model the car in in order to have it cut out using a cnc router/five axis mill? Would it be the same for wheels (made out of 2mm plastic)?

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JDMather
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Re: A few questions

10-26-2013 09:40 AM in reply to: Buhtwhai

I don't understand the "middle of the page" - just eyeball it!

Depends on your CAM software.  What filetypes does your CAM software accept?

Most will accept dxf if not ipt or stp.

File>Save Copy As type.....

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Re: A few questions

10-26-2013 09:45 AM in reply to: JDMather
For the competition they require it to be centered and our motto is
attention to detail so...... Yeah. What is can software? Also, how do I
print the drawing so that it is 1:1 scale with the dimensions?
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Re: A few questions

10-26-2013 10:41 AM in reply to: Buhtwhai

It sounds like you have not yet created a 2D drawing (*.idw or *.dwg) of the 3D model.

File>New and select appropriate *.idw template.

 

I recommend that you go through the Tutorials.

http://home.pct.edu/~jmather/SkillsUSA%20University.pdf
http://inventortrenches.blogspot.com/p/inventor-tutorials.html
http://wikihelp.autodesk.com/enu?adskContextId=HELP_TUTORIALS&language=ENU&release=2014&product=Inve...

 

 

CAM software (Computer Aided Manufacturing) creates machine toolpaths CNC-Computer Numerical Control (otherwise known as g-code) from your solid geometry.

http://cam.autodesk.com/inventorhsmexpress.php

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Buhtwhai
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Re: A few questions

10-26-2013 10:44 AM in reply to: JDMather
I have not yet made a 3D model of it, but I have made a 2d drawing
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Re: A few questions

10-26-2013 12:10 PM in reply to: Buhtwhai

Inventor uses 3D models to create 2D drawings. You should spend time reading the links posted by JD

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Re: A few questions

10-26-2013 09:06 PM in reply to: Buhtwhai

Buhtwhai wrote:
...I have made a 2d drawing

Attach your 2d "drawing" file here.

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