How do I slice a solid into 2" sections then export as a DXF?

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(Csdilligaf) #1

I am looking into Rhino for the purpose of only one task. I can get solid models of cars I want to build and they can come in Rhino format. I need to slice cross sections every 2" and then export the profile in a DXF format. This is so I can send it over to the Wood router and cut the shape in plywood then stack the sheets of plywood with spacers and use this as a buck to shape the metal body over. If that makes sense and Rhino is capable of this please let me know how.

thanks,
Chip Smith
csdilligaf at cox dot net


#2

the ‘contour’ tool maybe what you’re looking for, you can then Make2d all of your slices for outline profiles


(David Cockey) #3

Or use ProjectToCPlane to project to a construction plane.


(Csdilligaf) #4

I spent a bit of time looking for these tools but could not find them. I am a newbie. Are they in some layer of tools I am not seeing?


(Lando Schumpich) #5

well that*s the beauty of a commandline, just type what you want to do :slight_smile:

the command is under curve -> curve from objects -> contour


(Csdilligaf) #6

OK, Got that far. Now I will work on getting the slices and try to make them into DXF

thanks,


(Diego Krause) #7

is also in this toolbar
contour


(David Cockey) #8

Once you have the curves make the view where the shape of the curves is visible, type ProjectToCPlane and select the curves. The curves will be projected to a construction plane (ie plane with one of 3D coordinates equal to zero).

You might want to spend a few minutes going through the Getting Started Guide https://www.rhino3d.com/getting-started

A short video about the basic interface is at https://player.vimeo.com/video/58212839