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Post 61C – Creating the Clock Face Part 2

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My Version of the clock-face.

I partially complete the clock face by drawing each of the Roman Numerals. I did not drawing the X characters. I will leave that for you to complete. If anyone does attempt it, I am interested in how you do it. Please send me your dxf file or a

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Post 61B – Creating part of a clock face.

 

Wim’s Clockface

Very often you do not know all of the information to be able to create something “exactly right”, so you take your best guesses and figure out ways to get better when the time comes. That is somewhat the case in this video. I had a gentleman, Wim, contact me via

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Post 61A – LibreCAD tutorial 8 – Polygons and Select functions.

I just posted a new tutorial about LibreCAD. This tutorial is about several line functions we have not talked about before.

Polylines (These are line segments all grouped together.) Rectangle Polygons (center and corner or 2 corner versions) Bisector (dividing an angle into equal parts)

You will notice a few “gotchas” or features about those

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Post 58C – The 2nd part of the LibreCAD tutorial.

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This a continuation of the LibreCAD tutorial posted last night.

In this one I actually show how I test out software to learn some things. I was curious if a spline curve will work with the trim/extend function. (It does as the limiting entity.) I also experimented with the function I refer to as”offset” to

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Post 58B – New LibreCAD tutorial – tracing a drawing

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Sometimes it is very handy to take measurements from a photograph or even trace things from a photograph. This post and the associated video shows you how to use LibreCAD to do just that. I also in this tutorial show a little more about how the mouse operates in many functions within LibreCAD and in

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Post 53D – Blocks, Borders, and More Printing in LibreCAD

Blocks are a very useful feature of CAD, because these allow you to use the same components again and again without having to redraw each and every time. In this tutorial, I show the basic way to make a block and explode a block if necessary. We also copy a block from one drawing to

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Post 53C – Printing the Drawing with LibreCAD

The final step of producing a drawing is getting it off the computer screen and into the hands of the craftsman or hopefully into your own hands to use in your workshop.

In this tutorial I go through the relatively simple steps of printing the drawing. The only “gotcha” you have to be aware of

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Post 52B — LibreCAD Tutorial 4 – Dimensioning.

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Dimensioning is the most not-fun part of CAD, but a necessary evil. Dimensioning is necessary because it provides the information necessary to build the object shown in the drawing. It is the most detailed part of creating the drawing and if you are not careful the dimension lines can create a mess out of the

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Post 52A – LibreCAD tutorial 3 Adding a New View

I just uploaded another YouTube video where I created a new view of the bracket we created in the 2nd tutorial. This tutorial is mostly using the line functions, (horizontal, vertical, and parallel offset of lines) and trim. However, a few new things are also shown.

The layer visibility and lock settings are shown as

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Episode 52 – Why Design? Why CAD? 2D vs. 3D

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This Post is primarily a podcast and attempts to answer several general questions about CAD. Why design? How does it help you? Why CAD and not pencil and paper? Why 2D CAD and not 3D CAD?

Designing things before building them does several things. First and foremost, it requires you to think through possible problems.

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