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    James Martin
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    So, I started printing out all the parts for the LowRider CNC. The build will be a 30″ x 50″ , and I will be using 4130 tubing to help z axis sag with a pretty heavy 1.5KW water cooled spindle. The steppers that I bought are 92oz-in nema 17’s (http://www.ebay.com/itm/162272525838), and I will be using 2 of them on the center assembly. I also ordered 3 tb6600 stepper drivers, rated at 4A to drive the pairs of steppers through an Arduino uno using grbl. I will be using aluminum for the plates, and I am printing everything out with a 100% infill in hopes that the plastic is stiff/strong enough for the weight of the spindle. This is also the reason for keeping the table as small as I can, based on the projected use of it. For the table, I have some 3″ aluminum c channel laying around, begging for use in this project.
    Here is the advice/question that I have: Does anyone have dimensional drawings of the plates? I lack access to a cnc plasma cutter for the aluminum plates, but own a milling machine, and can lay out the cuts. I have tried several online .dfx to .pdf programs (thinking that I will just use a printout as a template), but they all seem to randomly scale the plates. This is a bit of a long-term project, as I am having a pole barn built at the moment, so progress will be slow at the beginning. Thank you in advance.

    #30484
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    Ryan
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    Try out the free solidworks viewer and let me know if it works for you. I used to use it with clients that didn’t have solidworks. I know you can make measurements and such.

    https://www.solidworks.com/sw/support/edrawings/e2_register.htm

    If that doesn;t work I can look into a different kind of export out of solidworks but I am kinda swamped. So if the viewer works it would save me some time. If not I will give it a shot.

    #30485
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    James Martin
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    Thanks, I will give it a try when I get home in the morning.

    #30491
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    Jeffeb3
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    That’s going to be a pretty beefy build. I’m excited to see it.

    You might also try libreCAD.

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