With many of you becoming proud owners of CMCs this year, I thought I might bring up the idea of a design repository again, which would probably end up taking residence in the Oracle.
I have a few points (Corel Draw pun intended) to be addressed before starting though.... including finding out if anyone else is interested!
1) It would obviously be best if all submissions were in the same file format, preferably one that can be used by all machines. I know Gunnars can import Windows Meta File (*.wmf) and I suspect other makes can as well - can a Wizard/Valiani/Other makes owner please confirm this and let me know if there are any issues? I will provide a sample file below to test this theory!
2) Keeping the designs machine-unspecific means that v-grooves, reverse bevels and the like will have to be set manually after you import the shapes. Would it be better to have a standard colour coding (say red for v-grooves, blue for reverse bevel, green for normal top mat opening, purple for second mat opening, etc) or would it be easier just to have a txt file included with a few notes on how to use the shape?
3) Considering the above, would you prefer machine specific files with everything ready set as well to make it easier (if so, it'll need volunteers for each machine to convert them)
If there's anyone out there that wants to help with this, please let me know. Well here's a test file use right-click & save as here.....
And this is what it's supposed to produce, v-groove outside & double mat openings..... I'll try and use a darker mount next time so that the v-grooves show better!