.dxf of developed plates getting scaled down??

Discussion in 'Software' started by elemenopee, Mar 18, 2011.

  1. elemenopee
    Joined: Mar 2011
    Posts: 2
    Likes: 0, Points: 0, Legacy Rep: 10
    Location: graham, wa

    elemenopee New Member

    Hi everyone!

    I have been searching and reading these forums for a while now and it has been very helpfull. I've designed a model boat for an rc project I am working on and I'm having some difficulty with the .dxf output.

    The boat that I have made is approx 4' long and all of the dimensions reflect that. When I develop the plates all of the markers and dimensions are correct however when I save them as a .dxf they get shrunk down by a factor of 12.

    WHY!?? :confused:

    any pointers would be appreciated,

    Also,

    After having played with freeship for a while now I am looking into purchasing a design program. My question is this; because I am making small model boats can I use delftship (or any other suggested program) to design a boat that can be carved out of wood by a cnc router?

    again,

    Thanks!
     
  2. wet feet
    Joined: Nov 2004
    Posts: 551
    Likes: 51, Points: 28, Legacy Rep: 124
    Location: East Anglia,England

    wet feet Senior Member

    They may be coming out as inches instead of feet.Imperial units can be funny like that.
     
  3. duluthboats
    Joined: Mar 2002
    Posts: 1,585
    Likes: 43, Points: 58, Legacy Rep: 779
    Location: Minneapolis,MN, USA

    duluthboats Senior Dreamer

    “My question is this; because I am making small model boats can I use delftship (or any other suggested program) to design a boat that can be carved out of wood by a cnc router?”

    Cutting 2D profiles from your developed panels in .dxf format is not difficult. Carving (3D surface cutting) is more difficult and may require some prep work from the shop doing the cutting.
     
  4. elemenopee
    Joined: Mar 2011
    Posts: 2
    Likes: 0, Points: 0, Legacy Rep: 10
    Location: graham, wa

    elemenopee New Member

    Thanks for the input. I've figured out how the process of designing and having a 3d plug cut by a cnc router works.

    I'm still having the scaling problem. It happens wether I use imperial or metric units. Does the zoom factor affect the output size? So frustrating!
     
  5. duluthboats
    Joined: Mar 2002
    Posts: 1,585
    Likes: 43, Points: 58, Legacy Rep: 779
    Location: Minneapolis,MN, USA

    duluthboats Senior Dreamer

    All I can add is I would be happy to look at the file to see if I notice something.
     

  6. daiquiri
    Joined: May 2004
    Posts: 5,373
    Likes: 247, Points: 73, Legacy Rep: 3380
    Location: Italy (Garda Lake) and Croatia (Istria)

    daiquiri Engineering and Design

    Could you post the .fbm file of your boat, so we could also give it a try?
     
Loading...
Forum posts represent the experience, opinion, and view of individual users. Boat Design Net does not necessarily endorse nor share the view of each individual post.
When making potentially dangerous or financial decisions, always employ and consult appropriate professionals. Your circumstances or experience may be different.