Hi, Im attempting to draw up my own model aircraft wing ribs and have them laser cut and have got to a reasonable stage...
HOWEVER.. .Im being told by the company who do the laser cutting that I should be drawing the wing rib outline in one piece and apparently with one node only?
Im completely lost as to how I do this particularly as he only has 1 node in his outline and the best I can do is 3 nodes
any suggestions or help greatly appreciated.
Perhaps they mean that your pieces need to be "welded" together to make one continuous piece. That's what ewe call "cut ready" art. Shapes cannot overlap one another as the laser follows a set pat and that path is the full extent of lines. Check wireframe view and you'll see.
Hello see attached - each rib is only one node.
then I blended between 2 different sizes.
If you break apart the blend, you can see.
I'd imagine more than one node is OK, as long as it's a smooth node.
Many thanks for taking the time to respond. You have been very helpful.
I do a lot of cutting with my laser and I can confirm that it definitely can be more than one node. The important thing is to have one continuous lines, and you don't want a bunch of node closes to each other or stacked on top of each other, so you just need to reduce the number as best you can without losing your shape.