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A longer method will be to use make2D in rhino to create a line drawing, export the lines as an AI file, and open it in illustrator or inkscape to export to SVG.For the pentagon, explode the outline in rhino to get the five individual line segments.
If I understand you question - I think you could specify half the value of the clearance you need between joints. So if the desired clearance is 0.6mm - you can specify a 0.3mm tolerance. Do note that this is intended to be a value to help you figure out the best fit through trial and error. If it is too tight, try increasing the value, if it is too loose, try decreasing the value. You can even go negative.
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Thanks! and let me know how this can be improved!
Yes, unfortunately it does not work on safari. So far I've not been able to fix this issue and so the workaround is to use another browser. Sorry about that!
What browser are you using?
Thanks! This is not known to me and I have included it in the Instructable for others. Glad you figured it out!
Hi Kurt,Thanks for using Joinery and send the pictures. I think it might be the other way around, where the spacing is not exactly 3mm, as the system will try to distribute the holes evenly along the path to get the spacing as close to 3mm as possible - but sometimes that is not possible.For the hole diameter, I'm wondering if Inkscape is measuring the holes with the stroke thickness as well. If you want to send me the actual SVG file, I can check it and see. I'm actually not the best at Inkscape but I will try :)
Hi Kurt,I just fired up Inkscape and tried to replicate your problem and it was as I suspected - Inkscape measures the bounds of the shape, including the stroke thickness! When I removed the stroke thickness/set it to a hairline (which is what you have to do typically for laser cutting) the shape is actually the right size (0.1mm).Hope this helps!
Great tip! I learnt something new too :)
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Just stumbled across your Instructable. Thanks for adding Joinery! This is a really good list of existing tools.I might be interesting to add a wish list section for features which might not exist yet so the community can work on it!
Awesome! I will keep that tip in mind. I use illustrator primarily but have started trying Inkscape too.Do post pictures of what you build if you don't mind! :)
Could you send me the SVG file or paste it here?
Thanks for the heads up. I did not know that different inkscape versions had different scales. I will include that in the Instructable for future reference.
Hi! Thanks for using joinery.Could you send me the svg file so I can have a look?
Sure, send it to me and I can check. There shouldn't be a limit, I'm guessing it's some other bug that I have not addressed.
Are you using safari? I encountered a bug where safari will not begin a download, displaying the file as a string of text on the page instead. I suggest using a browser like Firefox or Chrome.To fix the issue with Safari, the workaround right now is to copy the string of text and paste it is a text editor. If you are exporting a project, change the file extension to ".joinery". If you are exporting an svg, change the file extension to ".svg".Hope that helps.
Please send me a link to your svg file (or, paste the svg code here) so I can understand what might be the issue. Thanks for trying it out!
I suspect you were using the rectangle tool, which creates a svg object. Joinery unfortunately only recognize paths (). Try using the pen tool to draw the rectangle.
Thanks! Alternatively you can just run it from the link included in the introduction, without downloading the whole package. clementzheng.github.io/joinery
Tolerances and fittings are a complicate concept to teach. I think students learn best by actually making (and failing). Hope this tool will come in handy at your lab!
I just rolled out an update for Joinery which I think should address the problem you are facing. But in any case, Step 3 now has sample files for you to use.
Thanks! I'm curious to see how they turn out with a knife plotter. I do not have access to one so it has only been laser cutting for me thus far.
Step 3 now has sample files for both SVG and a joinery project.
Thanks, I'll gladly take any feedback to improve this!
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Interesting. We chose a synthetic felt as the cuts will seal due to the heat from the laser. Will definitely give natural felt a shot.
Thank you! We would love to see what you can do with this. Let us know if we can improve our instruction in any way.
Haha, pun intended.
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