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My new project need simple cad program advice

Postby Aaron Coffee » Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:05 pm

I am in the planning stages of building a replica 1920 Briggs and Stratton Buckboard Flyer.163114. Using a combination of plans, and ideas from a youtube video and original blueprints, that I found online. The blueprints were cut off and are missing the Y dimensions. I am looking for a simple, cheap cad program that I can import the blueprints to, and insert the dimensions that are there and generate the missing dimensions. I wont be using an original motorwheel rather taking cues from the you tube video.
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Re: My new project need simple cad program advice

Postby tony.latham » Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:50 pm

These?

http://horselesscarriagereplicas.com/SmithFlyerBlueprints.pdf

At least for the body, it would be fairly easy to reproduce on Sketchup. Do you need to do the whole nine yards?

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Re: My new project need simple cad program advice

Postby Aaron Coffee » Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:19 pm

Yes that would be the blueprints. Just need a couple of dimensions, then can figure out the rest from them.
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Re: My new project need simple cad program advice

Postby eLink » Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:23 pm

You won't be able to import a clean CAD file from a pixelated PDF file (as far as I know).
You could try downloading a free trial version of Bluebeam. It's a PDF editing program that can help find measurements based on known dimensions.
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Re: My new project need simple cad program advice

Postby Aaron Coffee » Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:39 pm

Cool. Thanks, I will give that a try.
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Re: My new project need simple cad program advice

Postby rjgimp » Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:43 pm

The seats are only 15.5" wide. Does one cheek go in each...?
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My new project need simple cad program advice

Postby tony.latham » Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:27 am

rjgimp wrote:The seats are only 15.5" wide. Does one cheek go in each...?
:roll:
I caught that too. That would be a squeeze.

Aaron:

Cool project. What engine are you planning on using?

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Re: My new project need simple cad program advice

Postby Tom&Shelly » Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:06 am

rjgimp wrote:The seats are only 15.5" wide. Does one cheek go in each...?
:roll:


People came in different dimensions back then :lol:

Looking at the size of the engine, it may have been a subtle way to keep the payload weight under control. :thinking:

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Re: My new project need simple cad program advice

Postby Aaron Coffee » Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:18 pm

Using a 3 hp briggs and stratton. https://youtu.be/lPDv_33CV4o. Plan is to do something similar to this engine setup, currently debating between an econo spare and a rear motorcycle wheel for the drive wheel. Plan on doing some measuring before I make seats.
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Re: My new project need simple cad program advice

Postby Aaron Coffee » Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:24 pm

Thanks, I downloaded free trail of Bluebeam and within 5 minutes I was able to generate the dimensions I needed. I always know that when I have odd requests/questions that someone can guide me in the right direction here. I plan on making a mockup of the seat to see if it will fit my girlfriend, although I will breach the questions carefully, or at least I will in my mind and it will come out of my mouth otherwise. Thanks again. I will post my progress, but it will be slow as finances allow.
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Re: My new project need simple cad program advice

Postby rjgimp » Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:24 pm

Aaron Coffee wrote:I plan on making a mockup of the seat to see if it will fit my girlfriend, although I will breach the questions carefully, or at least I will in my mind and it will come out of my mouth otherwise.


I have never known such a scenario to transpire in any other way.

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Re: My new project need simple cad program advice

Postby tony.latham » Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:42 am

I will post my progress, but it will be slow as finances allow.


Good. :thumbsup:

This will be a fun project to follow.

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Re: My new project need simple cad program advice

Postby Tom&Shelly » Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:49 am

Aaron Coffee wrote:I plan on making a mockup of the seat to see if it will fit my girlfriend, although I will breach the questions carefully, or at least I will in my mind and it will come out of my mouth otherwise. Thanks again. I will post my progress, but it will be slow as finances allow.


I agree with Rob and Tony! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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