Finally making a break through!

Hello once more!


It has been a while since I posted, but that's because I have been trying to convert the 3D mission model to a 2D paper format in which I would be able to print out. I've searched everywhere to convert a 3D model to 2D, but I hadn't found what I wanted so then I got the idea of converting it in the Solidworks program it self, so I made a new part and made a 2D virtual piece of paper which I would go back and forth between the model and the virtual piece of paper and make parts where I could write down the dimensions of a face then make the face on the virtual piece of paper. So after I did a lot of this conversion I came out with 7 virtual pages on Solidworks with all the parts on them. Then I had the problem, how do I now print these out? Well after searching google and YouTube I found what I was looking for, I found a video on how to convert a 3D part or a 2D to a .DWG or .DXF file which I can print out, I will put the link here so if you want to watch it you can. But if you don't feel like watching that right now I will tell you.

Basically he had a 3D model and selected a face, then he clicked "Save" or if you want to "Save as" then instead of saving it as a .SLDPRT he saved it as a .DWG file then he opened it up in a program by Solidworks called "DraftSight" where he had that face as a 2D part of just the outlines of it. So I downloaded the program and tried it out for myself, and it worked, but then I got a little lazy so I took a screenshot and then cropped it out and made the parts that you wanted grey and the parts that you don't want white.

After doing a bunch of conversions I finally got what I wanted, I made the parts that you cut out grey and the places that you don't want; white. This is what they look like, I made a link here

so you could see what I mean. Now all I have to do is cut these out and trace them out of a sheet of Foam Board which then I cut out the parts and put them together with got glue and such. Then I will write up the instructions where you guys could make it yourself!
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Maybe sometime you could take my Zonnehoek house and go through the steps where you or I can print out the pieces, trace and cut out foam board and put together a model of the Zonnehoek?
Yes I will do that :) Thanks for the suggestion Oma ;) thats the next project! Any way you could find a bunch of photos of it? That would help a lot ;)
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