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2D Slicer add in

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ramey510
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2D Slicer add in

I have just tried the 2D slicer add-in and have a question. I intend on using this to cut pieces on the laser cutter. However, i do not see a setting for material thickness. I would like to know that the slots are correctly sized. Am I missing something?

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bram_hendrickx
in reply to: ramey510

I've added a couple new materials to Slicer based on what I have available. Thickness is a parameter there.

 

So in Slicer, in the left menu after importing, you have a section "manufacturing settings". You'll see a little pencil and a dropdown in there, click on the pencil, create your own material (example: MDF board 300 mm * 600 mm with thickness 4mm). Done 🙂

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ramey510
in reply to: bram_hendrickx

Thank you for the response. Any tips on scaling the DXF? I am importing into Adobe illustrator and the scale does not seem to be correct.

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bram_hendrickx
in reply to: ramey510

Hi,

 

I'm importing into Inkscape and the scaling was correct on my first try. To be clear, my settings for importing into inkscape are:

- Method of scaling: manual scale

- Manual scale factor: 1.0

- x + y origin: both 0

- encoding: Latin 1

- Text font: Arial.

Can't really help you with Illustrator though 😞

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ramey510
in reply to: bram_hendrickx

Thanks for this information, I am now able to get it to scale correctly though the notches are a little large. I set my material thickness at 5.35 and the notches are coming off the laser cutter at about 1mm over 5.35. Is this changed with notch factor? 

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bram_hendrickx
in reply to: ramey510

Hi,

Sorry for the late reply. I'm afraid I can't help you there. I've only used the slicer a handful times so far and for me it seems to have been a good fit each time.

 

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