1. Ivan Erway on November 17, 2022 at 4:42 am

    Thanks for taking the time to put this tutorial together. One trick I’ve stumbled across before: instead of turning off the stroke width completely, in Preferences you can turn off changing the stroke thickness when you change the rest of the shape. Under behavior > transforms, uncheck Scale Stroke Width.

  2. James Hall on November 17, 2022 at 4:43 am

    Thanks for the great video. I never thought to use images for dimensioning and photo/graphics software for plan making before. Maybe I will not renew my $240 yearly Shapr3d subscription after all.

  3. Michael Arighi on November 17, 2022 at 4:51 am

    étagère=ā″tä-zhâr′ Sorry, my French grandmother rolled over in her grave when you said it.

  4. Chris Brookshire on November 17, 2022 at 4:51 am

    That was a well thought out Tutorial I don’t have any experience with this but now I feel confident enough to give it a try.

  5. Bill McLaughlin on November 17, 2022 at 4:54 am

    That was very interesting Tom.
    Taking a couple of pictures and creating a drawing.
    But that seemed to be a lot of work.
    Wouldn’t it just be faster to draw it out on graph paper?

  6. Neil Usdin on November 17, 2022 at 4:59 am

    If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans.

  7. woodshop nerdery on November 17, 2022 at 5:00 am

    Please check my Community tab for answers to common questions and the latest information! – https://www.youtube.com/c/woodshopnerdery/community

  8. Todd Harshbarger on November 17, 2022 at 5:05 am

    That was REALLY helpful! Earned my like n sub!

  9. Friday Workshop on November 17, 2022 at 5:06 am

    Great overview of the software.

  10. Sassafras Valley on November 17, 2022 at 5:10 am

    Tom… that is a clever adaptation.

    I used to run AutoCAD. Then I got promoted and had 6 draftsmen running that and simulation software.

    That was over 25 years ago. I doubt that I could even draw a square box with it now!!!!

    I’m teaching one of my grandsons the basics of scaling objects. We are using grid paper to do rough drawings. Once he understands proportion, hidden details, dimensional call outs, and a few more basic concepts we’ll step up to some software.

    You did an excellent job of demonstrating and explaining a lot of drafting basics. I’ll share this video with him so he can see how they apply.

    Thanks bud.

  11. James Brunk on November 17, 2022 at 5:14 am

    I’m trying to learn Lightburn software now. With my computer skills, or lack thereof, I think I’ll continue with a few pencil sketches and keep “winging it” with the rest of my projects! It would take my about 10 times as long if I tried to design using any software.

  12. Michael Arighi on November 17, 2022 at 5:17 am

    Useful. I’ve had Inkscape for years, but I’ve never used it for this. Might try it now.

  13. Jim Sevilla on November 17, 2022 at 5:18 am

    The perfect tutorial. I do use inkscape but never thought of using images to create the design. Very nice job. Thank you for the insight. I use Sketchup for my designing but then I do some cnc work and the sketchup gcode addon is awesome. The inkscape gcode creator does not have an easy way of creating tabs which I use with the cnc. Great content keep em comming.

  14. trep53 on November 17, 2022 at 5:20 am

    Thanks for showing the plan software you use, I’ll try this. BTW as a hobby wood worker I’m not a fan of subscription software so this is good. I’m a proponent of using metric in my shop but most measuring tapes or rules I find are either fractional inch or both fraction & metric. Do you know a source of metric only tapes and rules? Not saying I’ve done an exhaustive search but Metric only is hard to find.

  15. Bob Harper on November 17, 2022 at 5:32 am

    Tom – Many thanks! Excellent applicable tutorial. Very timely.

  16. William Powell on November 17, 2022 at 5:33 am

    You have some awesome videos. Glad I found this.