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javeryh

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Need help laying out template for artwork
« on: June 29, 2018, 01:40:45 pm »
What program can I use to lay out the measurements below so it prints actual size?  I want to be able to deliver a "canvas" to whoever I hire to do the art so I want to layout the edges of the panel as well as the button locations and everything.  Here are the dimensions:



Photoshop? Illustrator?  something easier to use because I know nothing about them?

Send help!

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Re: Need help laying out template for artwork
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2018, 03:24:36 pm »
the learning curve of those programs is pretty steep.
I took the liberty to create a file for you:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/0xacr3xc2rsuvlf/template.pdf?dl=0

I only don't understand what you mean with the bezel? Can you explain so I can integrate it.

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Need help laying out template for artwork
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2018, 04:27:45 pm »
the learning curve of those programs is pretty steep.
I took the liberty to create a file for you:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/0xacr3xc2rsuvlf/template.pdf?dl=0

I only don't understand what you mean with the bezel? Can you explain so I can integrate it.

WOW.  Thanks! 

Buttons 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 are 30mm Seimitsu buttons with a 33mm bezel.  This means the diameter of the hole you drill is 30mm but the bezel actually covers a diameter of 33mm.  Same thing with buttons A, B, C and D - those are 24mm Seimitsu buttons with a 26.8mm bezel.  So for purposes of the art, the larger sizes will mean whatever is in those locations will not be see.  Does that make sense?

Thanks again!   :cheers:

EDIT: Let's also call the joystick dustwasher 38mm (for the area marked "J"), which I believe is standard.

EDIT #2: I also forgot that for the side panel all of the outside corners are rounded over with approximately a 1/4” radius and the two inside corners were joined with a 2” diameter circle.  So there aren’t any hard corners.  Like this:



Thanks!!
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Re: Need help laying out template for artwork
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2018, 07:27:03 am »
I'll make some adjustments and reply with them

here is the new file:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/0xacr3xc2rsuvlf/template.pdf?dl=0

old link gives also new file!
« Last Edit: June 30, 2018, 09:23:23 am by Ramakers »

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Re: Need help laying out template for artwork
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2018, 10:31:42 am »
I'll make some adjustments and reply with them

here is the new file:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/0xacr3xc2rsuvlf/template.pdf?dl=0

old link gives also new file!

Holy crap that looks perfect!  Thanks so much.  I'll let you know how it goes from here...   :cheers:

  
 

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