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Hi i was hopeing /wondering if there is a plugin that will allow me to
export faces as 2d DXF files
here is what i want to do make a house make a gable and then just be able to click on each face of the roof indervidually and export each face it as a single dxf with out the whole model and not the camera view just the accurate geometry
so that i can make a pattern to cut out each part of the roof and glue them back together
using CNC or a scrollsaw by hand..even or even paper
i know it can be done if i hide parts of the model and look at it from certain angles etc but that is a lot of work for such a simple request
so i was hoping there was somthing out there that just allowed me to select the face or profile and export just that face or lines as a DXF ...as if it was just a flat 2d drawing ...
hope this makes sense
Maybe something with the Slicer 5 by Tig if your all your windows are on a same level between them ?
And export as DXF by Joergber
Is beautiful that please without concept!
I don't know of a solution for .dxf files, but there is a plugin from FlightOfIdeas that works how you describe for exporting .svg files - gives a context menu item to export a dimensionally accurate vector file regardless of face oreientation. I use this regularly to export faces to prepare parts for laser cutting.
thanks for the replys and ideas they are appreciated
i will try the fight of ideas plugin..i am not really looking for somthing this complex though ...i really thought just being able to pick a face and right click and save the face as a DXF line drawing
would have been somthing sketchup did as standard as do most CAD programs one way i thought of was to select the face and do an align view to get the face flat looking right at it then i would need to hide the other geometry and export the face as a 3 2d graphic using the DXF output
but again hiding lots of faces is a big task...is there no very basic plugin that allows you to just select the face and export as 2d line drawing for import into a vector graphic package without having to do any other treatment to it or the model just select face right click and save as would be what is needed... that would have to be an extreamly useful function for sketchup i would think
Export into CAD then do it?
Last edited by pbacot on Sat Jul 07, 2012 6:49 pm, edited 1 time in total.
i love lateral thinkers you may be right
but i have never been able to export 3d models to my CAD as it uses parmetric modeling and does not allow for manipulation of models from other programs it is Autodesk inventor. a great drawing and assembly program but it does not have the simple roof and house making features that sketchup does other wise i would do the designs using that ..
but i am not a math based person and trying to calculate gables and angles would be way too hard for me which is where sketchup comes in i coud draw the house and make the roof pitches etc and then if i can get the faces out into 2d DXFs i can cut the roof parts out on my CNC and they will all fit together fine...i wish someone would make the Dollhouse plugin
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