A completely new user here so please forgive my total lack of knowledge.
I have a design for a small boat which is 6m long and will be made of mainly 4mm thick plywood.
The design has been made in Freeship and exported as dfx file.
I am looking to be able to do a number of things:
1 split the 6m long panel into 3 so they can be cut out from 2.5mx1.25m plywood on a large cnc bed
2 then add a joint such as a finger joint or a puzzle joint so alignment when assembling for gluing is much easier. I will need to add say 5cm to each part and then cut in the joints.
I’ve found some videos on adding joints but I need to get the 3 parts initially.
Therefore I need to split it say into:
0 to 2.4m
2.35m to 4.8m
4.75m to 6m (some will be slightly longer due to curvature of hull sides but using that for ease)
I’ve imported the .dfx and I have managed (I think) to create the face and extrude it by 4mm.
Currently the shape looks very sharp edged:
which I need to smooth out
0.4 lower inner panel sketchup.skp (288.3 KB)
I’ve attached the very simple project so far but I’m hoping someone could point me towards a video or some simple instructions on how I can smooth out the edges and also split this into the 3 lengths so I can try to work out ht esimple joints.
Many thanks for any help anyone can offer.