Subtraction Midterm

I just wanna make a very simple desk shelf.

Firstly I drew a draft it in AI. (I just planned to try, and if it works I’ll add more designs, but…)

Then I encountered unexpected problems when I imported it into Vectorworks, and then MasterCam.

I realized maybe it’s because of the combination of shapes.

I tried importing the file directly from AI, it’s even worse.

I adjusted the drawing in AI and drew it again, but MasterCam and CNC had problem recognizing my drawing.

CNC told me it needed 17 hours to cut it. RIDICULOUS!

Then Ben told me that’s because when I drew it in Vectorworks, the shapes covered each other altogether, so it got multiple layers, which led to trouble.

Finally I drew the shapes in Vectorworks. And it worked!

Since I spent too much time on re-editing the format of my drawings, my design is awful. This shelf is so shaky and I think I need to add some stakes for it to stand stably.

After fixing it, it can stand by itself stably right now:

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