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 Posted: Wed Oct 12th, 2016 01:07 am
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Like that tunnel mouth in the background!

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"Like that tunnel mouth in the background!"

I might try a paper version of the tunnel and the steam tramway body.



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Jacques B wrote:
Here is my first complete Silhouette Portrait project.  TT scale, metric gauge shed for  the belgian  vicinal steam tramway.
Printed on HP matte brochure paper 180 g/sm,  thickness 0,23 mm
Silhouette portrait settings:blade depth 3 , speed 4cm/s,  ratchet blade 4, thickness 24, single cut.
The building was drawn using the Model Builder software.
Cutting and folding lines drawn using Inkscape software , file saved as  plain SVG  format ( to keep the dimensions unchanged, saving as   inkscape SVG format will scale by 0,8 ) . From the Inkscape manual: Plain SVG is the standard SVG without Inkscape-specific markup. Use Plain SVG for best interoperability with other applications that may be used to open the file.
The building is composed of 4 layers.

The steam tramway body is 3D printed

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Nice work Jacques! Thanks for posting the 'how-to' information with it also.

Did you print directly from Inkscape or did you import it into Studio? I am guessing that you did import it. If so, could you share the file here?

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Thank you Ken for the kind words.
The procedure is as follows:

1) I draw and print a rectangular section of brick wall using the Model Builder software.
Of course you can download and print some free brick textures
2) Start the Silhouette Studio software
3)Insert the printed brick texture sheet in the scanner.
4) Import the brick texture in the Silhouette Studio software using the File-scan menu. We now have a .studio3 file contining the brick texture layer

5) We now have to create a 2nd layer with the cutting lines.
We have several options:
5a) use the silhouette studio software
5b) import a .dxf file drawn with Autocad $$$ using File-Merge menu
5c) If we upgrade to Silhouette Studio Designer edition, import a .svg file using the File-Merge menu ( my case )

6) Add the registration marks with the Silhouette-Registration Marks menu

7) Print the .studio3 file containing the brick texture layer,cutting layer and registration marks.

Insert the printed sheet in the cutter and ... cut.


I'll be glad to share my .svg files but there might be some copyright infringment if I share the Model Builder texture files . Is there any atorney on this forum ?

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If I build a 2nd version of the engine shed there is room for improvment:
Use pastel chalk to hide the seams where the paper ends at the corners of model
Calibrate the scanner so the bricks are red and not ... pink
weathering

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 Posted: Wed Oct 12th, 2016 11:26 pm
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In order to test the option of importing .pdf files in the Silhouette Studio Designer version  (I am not a Silhouette shareholder  ) I downloaded  a free building from Scale Scenes  http://scalescenes.com/product/r024-weighbridge-or-coal-office/

Import that .pdf file in Silhouette Portrait:
File-Merge

In the new opened window, select the resolution  ( dpi ) , select  "Import as Vector"  , UNcheck  Group , click on the " Import " button  and...  by miracle all the cutting and scoring lines  are there.

I changed the cutting lines color to red.








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 Posted: Thu Oct 13th, 2016 05:52 pm
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I purchased a CB09 blade holder and 5 blades on Ebay from the  joycelijane seller. The items were promptly shipped .So far I tested the 45 degrees blade and it works as described.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/US-Graphtec-CB09-Blade-Holder-blades-for-Vinyl-Plotter-Cutter-30-45-60-blades-/172016793628?var=470889087295

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Just for kicks, having two hours' spare time for designing, cutting, and glueing, I put a roof on that lean-to:

Attachment: Hausfront1.jpg (Downloaded 47 times)

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