I’m used to using engineering modelling software like Solidworks & Shaprd3d. Using those, I know I have the option of exporting an
stl, then use something like meshcam to turn that into gcode, import into easel, etc etc.
However, it also seems easier to just be able to draw the profile somewhere, convert it into an SVG, and then import that. Less steps! Problem is I can’t do the illustrator/vector graphic drawing type thing.
I’m used to the engineering sketches like “draw a straight line. Specify it is 50mm. Draw another line and specify it is perpendicular to the first line.”
So. I’m wondering if people know of software that can do that style of engineering sketching, and will spit out an SVG file?
I’ve found various options to convert bitmap images to SVGs, but my one experience with those was about 10 years ago, and it wasn’t a good experience.
Also, I won’t mind paying a modest sum for the software, it’s more that I don’t want to plonk the money down for something which doesn’t do what I want it to do. :\
Also, I’m using a Mac. I can run stuff in a Windows VM if necessary, so that’s not a major restriction.
I’d appreciate any suggestions!