I need the state outline of Texas in a CAD format. I use Solidworks, but can obviously convert a .dwg or .dxf as well. Thank you in advance.
Copy the image from this site and insert into a sketch
then use spline to trace the outline
Or use the AutoTrace function.http://help.solidworks.com/2017/english/solidworks/sldworks/c_sketch_picture.htm
2017 SOLIDWORKS Help - Sketch Picture
Thank you Kevin. I'm not aware of existing of autotrace as I always manually traced before. Not anymore !!!
Edit:For those (like me) who don't know about this addin, please see the att. image - this would save you ton of time tracing the complicated curves
just a tip, the autotrace works A LOT better if you are lucky enough to find a black and white vector image.
(I've had some pretty interesting experiences with lower quality images . . .)
Wow! Never knew about this add-in. Thanks for posting this!
If someone does not give it to you another way to get it is to find a picture that you like and import the picture into a sketch (use sketch tools). Then you can just play dot to dot and sketch around the picture and you can make it as "accurate" as you want with respect to the picture. Don't forget to scale the picture in the import to whatever size you want your map/state.
1:1 scale and then sent to 3d printer:)
You could give Inkscape a try to convert it to vector, then import it into SolidWorks and convert it to a block. That was the best method I found for converting our logo.
Attached is a sketch that I traced over a picture. You might have to fix some things here and there so that it extrudes. I didn't have any time left on my lunch to do so.
Hope this gets you close.
I'm surprised Richard Doyle or Steve Calvert don't already have something like this saved on their desktop . . .
How about a Nebraska bottle opener key chain?
(I can only share the image - it's for a customer, so I probably shouldn't share the actual file)
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