I’ve used the rhino newsgroups in the past with great success, thought it was time to try here.
I use rhino mainly to model items of furniture which I make myself. these are made up mostly of rectangular panels of standard thickness material modelled as solids. I previously had access to a cnc machine and so used rhinocam to produce cutpaths, but having moved workshops, I am now back to oldschool machinery and will be cutting all parts on a panel saw.
i would like to be able to export .csv data to an excel file to give myself a cutting list to take to my saw, and would happily pay for a plugin if one existed.
Ideally I would be able to assign grain direction to these solids in rhino and have the plugin export the data relative to the grain direction ie long grain, cross grain, thickness, rather than largest value, second largest, and smallest, or by its orientation to world coordinates for example.
If anyone can help me in my quest, I’d be most grateful. Its currently pretty frustrating to have to lay out each part flat, measure, and write down the values, not to mention the possibility of errors creeping in…