I have always wanted to do nice drawer organizers for my toolbox. I have done the cut and pluck foam in the past and it’s ok but now that I have a CNC…
Has anyone discovered a good way convert your tools to dxf?
It seems that some of the online services want you to put a quarter in each corner and send them a picture which they will use to make your foam inserts. I have tried a few ways but trying to figure out the fastest method for me.
Photos are taken from 4ft above the board to try to reduce camera distortion.
Here is what I’ve tried
Lay the tools on a piece of paper, trace with a pen. Then scan it and try to trace bitmap with inkscape.- not good quality and time consuming.
Put a known size object on a board with the tools, take a picture with my phone. Insert image into soldiworks and trace with the spline tool. - works ok, the spline tool is not the best in SolidWorks because it doesn’t let you easily connect curves to straight lines quickly.
Same as above but trace it in inkscape, then save as dxf. - this seems to work well. Still learning the program so it’s slow going. Snapping lines vertical and horizontal seems to be tricky and scaling the image on a known object is not ideal.
I have not tried to cut any results of the methods above but that shouldn’t be that difficult. It’s generating the dxf that’s time consuming.
Has anyone tried anything else that might be quick to do that I have not yet tried?