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  1. that is what I fear I wonder if it is a bug in the software - I noticed it from your other thread, but since I don't know anything from it, I could not answer. I owe a nice little surpricingly powerful CAD that you wouldn't know, it is from a germen company that specialized in cheap consumer software and thing s like garden or 3D house designer things. Anyhow- this CAD has a roundover function which made me struggle. I have designed the first contour of a guitar body with a spline-line. Now when I want to roundover the edge on the extruded body, the roundover only wants
  2. hi the mentioned alternative and in the league of turboCAD is "Intellicad" (google it) Intellicad is basically the very same as AutoCAD including the 3D functions plus a little more (say some people - I must say I don't know it) It only gets a little slow when the files are over 5MB, which should be no problem in guitar designing ?! The absolute right tool imho appears to be the Solid Works. What I would like to do and what I can do or afford are two completely differnt storries. I left school a very long time ago, and even if I had the funds for a Solid Works, I am not sure how
  3. ok thanks for the info - I know that I need a router - only lately, and now that I want to learn a CAD programm I was wondering, as a kind of computer person that I have become, to go the CNC way. That means, I design to detailes and have it milled on a CNC which still means that I have to assambe the thing ... right?! Later I hopefully will realize a small table CNC and hope I will be able to saw fretslots, drill and mill all the same with it Its a matter of priority - I am more impressed by the CNC technology then learning the skills to build it from scratch with the swiss army knife -
  4. hello - nobody ? what about the countersink - what size what angle is right for strat type pickguards? I intend to reed the strat making tutorial in short - don't know if it is mentioned there
  5. hi this is only an idea and unfortunately I don't know how your software works: In a program that I have used for a few hours (3D Studio Max) you could do the following , but I must say that there is little control over how that will feel later as a real neck - especially if you consider how much difference a mm makes in real live over the good feel of a neck create a cylinder and raise to length and reshape it to a half (U know half the basball bat). In 3DSM you can do that with one parameter in percents from piece of cake to half (or less) .. Once you have half the thing you can
  6. Cutting and extruding might be easy but when you start creating carved tops, and you want to cut (away), you will have to model the negative form first, which imho is one more brain-twister, but may be the only way - I have not done it yet and unfortunately I do not know all modelling possibilities, I have heard though, that mashes and nurbs would be the better way - like you would model the shapes of a car ??! Another thing - if you used Turbo- and also AutoCAD, can you say which one of the two is the better programm, which one can do more things and which one is easier to handle, incl
  7. hi I made a strat type pickguard for the first time (made some LP-styles before) and this is what I did and knew: First I made a plywood template and afterwards I sticked the cut out plastic with double sided tape to it and thought when I run the ball bearing of my 45° router bit along the edge of the template it will cut a sharp angle. It was a desaster. I used the router bit in a drill press because I don't have a router at hand. Well I thought, since the plactic cuts like butter, I would "rasp" the edges off slowly, even with a slow drill press - actually quiet dangerous - I don't re
  8. hi inspired by a number of topics that I came across and the fact that my board remains unsurpassed - ooops no the word was unfrequented sorry- I give it a try .... (thanks jer7440 for posting over there) I'd like to ask you what CAD Software you use (or would like to use) for guitar construction and why - may be what you miss and what you would like to see. I came across two turbo CAD enquiries somewhere in between, and I was wonderiung why. Does any body know the difference between Turbo Cad and IntelliCAD. The latter as far as I know is very similar to AutoCAD for a tenth of
  9. hi has anybody taken a 3D Studio Max model to a CNC ? I once had a go with 3D Studio Max and my impression was, that the dimensions lack accuracy. The "routings" did not look precise, I mean from just looking at it, a 3mm cavity cover edge would not look right in relation to the actual cavity depth. I also could not find out how to round the edges - you know the traditional rounding along the body edges like on a strat, neither would I know how to model the body shapings - Anyways, what I was asking is how it is with the parametric accuracy and the export towards a CNC Anybody any com
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