I’ve drawn +/- 17 custom cabinets for the laundry room in Sketchup. I have a scene with just the parts that will be CNC cut (drawer parts, cabinet parts, etc.).
Be nice if the component name was included as part of the vectors being exported - so when I get them into VCarve I know one part from another. Before Fabber, I would do this manually - the VCarve nesting process keeps the descriptions / vectors together. It would be great if the descriptions were on a separate layer so they could be switched on / off.
Also, I have not tested this yet - but … in the initial tutorial it shows how to set the component axis (for me, blue is the z axis, red is x and green is the y axis). I always have my sheet good on the CNC with the grain pattern running parallel to the X Axis. I hoping that when the part goes to VCarve, that Fabber will respect the component axis so I can maintain the grain pattern on the part (note - in VCarve, I do not allow the parts to be flipped / rotated in the nesting process … so, this already works.)
For cabinet parts that will have a drilling operation, I have a separate component for the “hole”. This component has a line connected to it that sets it a specific distance from the edge of the cabinet part. If I export the cabinet back component (for example) that has several hole sub-components … the sub-components are not exported to the DXF / VCarve Pro. (Or, I maybe I’m missing something?). I use a lot of standard sub-components (e.g. I have a component that has the hole spacing layout for drawer glides) so I do not have to re-draw them into each major component.
Really loving the extension - thanks for listening!