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Old 26th December 2017, 06:43 AM   #1
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Does CAD software exist that allows me to create a box with complex angles, and it breaks it down to give me dimensions of each piece to take to the saw, with their cut angles? It would also be helpful if it planned and drew out the pieces on a full sized sheet of MDF.
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Old 26th December 2017, 06:57 AM   #2
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Not automatically, but i almost any CAD software is capable if th eoperator knows what he is doing…

I never do it for MDF thou, i don’t figure it is good for building speakers.

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Old 26th December 2017, 07:39 AM   #3
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I think Swood for Solidworks can do it.
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Old 1st January 2018, 10:01 AM   #4
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Swood is for furniture, any parts not in the standard library will have to be created.
You have to create the design in any mechanical CAD system, for a 3D design you have to create the panels as separate parts and put them together as an assembly, this is the best way. 2D draughting is more involved and less intuitive and you will have to learn some basic skills such as 1st or 3rd angle views etc.
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Old 1st January 2018, 06:33 PM   #5
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Rhino is probably one of the more cost effective solutions that can make planes at odd angles and also output different file types for 3d printing, waterjet, etc.

I donít know of any that will automatically kick out plans however, will still require some work to make usable shop drawings.
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Old 2nd January 2018, 12:11 AM   #6
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