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Old 02-10-2017, 03:38 AM
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I want to build front bumper Jeep XJ
I need AutoCAD file plan.
I see flatland4x4. But I want other options.
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Old 02-10-2017, 10:39 AM
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I want to build front bumper Jeep XJ
I need AutoCAD file plan.
I see flatland4x4. But I want other options.
Do you know how to use CAD software? Or do you have access to any? I personally havent drawn any bumpers in CAD but you could do it pretty easily if you know Autodesk or Solidworks or CATIA. Maybe one of those companies will give you a free trial
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My friend has a cnc plasma cutting machine.
It uses the AutoCAD program. We need ready files to cut the pieces
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Originally Posted by ALOURD View Post
My friend has a cnc plasma cutting machine.
It uses the AutoCAD program. We need ready files to cut the pieces
Oh I see, yah most people just design them on paper I think, but maybe if your lucky someone will have some files that will work with your machine
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Originally Posted by ALOURD View Post
My friend has a cnc plasma cutting machine.
It uses the AutoCAD program. We need ready files to cut the pieces
Why not just make your own design?
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Originally Posted by Martlor13 View Post

Why not just make your own design?
Yah thats what i was kinda suggesting, model it yourself. As far as CAD skills go, that would be very basic to do
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If your friend has this type of plasma machine he surely knows how to use the programs right?
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Why not just make your own design?
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Yah thats what i was kinda suggesting, model it yourself. As far as CAD skills go, that would be very basic to do
We do not have the measurements and dimensions
And I want to buy ready file
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I just bought the FlatLand one but as I have access to a break as well as a CNC table at work, I'm going to bend several of the pieces vs welding everything together. I also added some light holes etc.

Their format transferred right over to ours- it was a piece of cake! Sometimes customers will bring us some of the free CAD files and it can be a pain!
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I just bought the FlatLand one but as I have access to a break as well as a CNC table at work, I'm going to bend several of the pieces vs welding everything together. I also added some light holes etc.

Their format transferred right over to ours- it was a piece of cake! Sometimes customers will bring us some of the free CAD files and it can be a pain!
Thats interesting, i have been thinking about building a custom bumper, and i will %100 be building it in one of my cad programs before i cut everything out. Unfortunately i dont have access to cnc, but what format do they usually use for files, i figured when i build my bumper i can share it. But that probably wont be until later when i actually get the dimensions for the brackets and stuff by taking off my bumper. Unless there is another way to get those dimensions.

Which brings me to my next point, does anybody know how to get those dimensions, and would anybody actually be interested in bumper designs? I probably wont do any winch stuff because i dont know what all that takes, but i have a few ideas.
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If you have some time to wait, and I really mean a lot of time, I will be drawing up bumpers for mine on Autocad. They will all be in 2d since that is what my water jet person wants. But if you got time and like the design, I have no problem sending them over.
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Literally any Cam or Cad software can convert a file to Dxf format.
Machine Cam software likes Dxf format files for creating tool path from the drawing data.
Like my Jeeps, I like my software retro. Have tried many, CadKey still rules!
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Literally any Cam or Cad software can convert a file to Dxf format.
Machine Cam software likes Dxf format files for creating tool path from the drawing data.
Like my Jeeps, I like my software retro. Have tried many, CadKey still rules!
Haha my primary CAD software for engineering projects is DDS CATIA, which is primarily an aerospace industry tool. I have never tried CadKey before, but all softwares do the same thing when it comes to building something as simple as a bumper. But the dxf is something I havent really used before, i should be able to figure it out though if it is a standard
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