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Thread: Do You Know What a .DXF file is?
09-13-2009, 04:07 AM #1
Do You Know What a .DXF file is?
If you do, then I need your help. I have access to someone that can do really neat custom machining. He owns a Silverado as well and we are both fans of illuminated door sills. Pictured here...
We think that 400$ is too much to pay and would like to try to make some ourselves.This is where you come in, We can not find a scale, .dxf file to work from. We have tried saving vector files as .dxf several times now unsucessfully. So I am asking if there is anyone out there with Autocad and a little free time. Draw up some artwork and send it our way. It might just get you a set like these. Complete with electroluminescent panels beneath them that would come on when you open your doors...
Keep in mind that this is a DIY project of ours and there will Not be any exchange of money! only services.
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Black on Black leather, XM,
20" GA 4.6
Bak Flip G2
Custom machined bow-tie
(my ME ; )
Billet grille inserts
door handles & mirror covers
09-13-2009, 09:09 AM #2
For $80 you can get RasterVect that will put your drawing into an output file .dxf for use with your CNC.
Check it out at: http://www.rastervect.com/There is no way to happiness....happiness is the way.:yipi:
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09-13-2009, 10:25 AM #3
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How would I get a set without paying 400 for them? That's kinda pricy2007 Chevy Silverado
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09-13-2009, 11:47 AM #4
Another thing you can do is order a free Auto CAD 30 day trial.Jim
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09-15-2009, 04:03 AM #5
Good Ideas folks, I'll give that program a shot,
I'll make sure i do a write-up once I get a set finished!
09-16-2009, 05:13 PM #6
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I have AutoCAD
I've got AutoCAD and I could probably come up with some time...looks like you are not asking for a whole lot.
01-07-2010, 04:03 AM #7
Ok, I have slowly been creeping along with my door sill project and I am starting to get excited about the results. Enough so that I want to share where I am. I wrote a program to cut the Silverado letters, have an all but polished sill design and have come up with a way to fill the letters in with clear hardening epoxy so my finished product will have longevity. I also recently figured out how I will prevent the Aluminum from corroding. Primer on the underside and spray in bed liner on the top! Here are some progress pics.
01-07-2010, 05:05 AM #8
S3--> In the Raw
S1--> Cut to the Ballpark
S2--> 3D to show thickness/strength
S4--> showing off
logo is close to 18" in length and just over 2" tall
Backlit in a close to factory display color and if everything goes right,
Will illuminate only when the door is open!
01-07-2010, 07:26 AM #9
That is one of the coolest DIY projects I have seen in a long time.. I really dig it.-2007 Ram 2500 QC 5.9 CTD
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