Cad To Cam To Cnc Part Three — From A Simple 2D Drawing To 3D Design
Cad to cam to cnc part three — from a simple 2d drawing to 3d design is post about Cnc Woodworking bookmarked by miguel with ID 1204566909 was uploaded on 19-03-2019 and has been viewed 65,366 times.
In previous posts, I drew the basic 2D curved shape for the BARN Workbench vise chop using CAD software.Because I was still at the beginning stage of the project, I also designed and built a jig that holds the blank stock during machining on a CNC.
Now that the basics are out of the way, it's time for the fun part: Turning a simple 2D shape into a 3D vise chop.Here's the 2D shape we started with.That purple line, with the red guide lines in the middle, is the basic shape of the vise chop and the basis of all the 3D work to follow.
Now, let's take that 2D shape and use it to create a 3D object.One way to do this is a process that's almost universal amongst 3D CAD programs.We'll use the extrude function to turn the 2D lines into a 3D form.
Essentially, as you're pulling the lines up to a chosen height, a surface is formed along your lines.When you're done, you have a 3D object.In our case, I extruded to the height of the blank vise chop, 2.
75'.Voila! Instant 3D.Extrusion may be simple CAD process, but it's one that's particularly useful for woodworkers....