Another tip, and i kinda fudged this together so i don’t know if there is another way. But when i was measuring up my AI file and creating all of the components i wanted to measure and design it as accurately as possible to the real world measurements. The problem being if you cut to these lines your model is half the kerf smaller than your AI.
However, depending on which verions of Illustrator your using, there is an “appearance menu”, showing a “Compound Path” tab that allows you to add a an “offset path” filter which gives you a mitre option. This means you can add an additional line to your design which takes into account the kerf setting.
Basically, you don’t have to rescale your design to take into account different kerfs.
I’ll see about sharing my AI file (though don’t print it, i got the design wrong :-p) But the bits that were correct had to be hammered into place, thats how tight the pieces were cut. So if you wanted to glue and or take into account material size changing (i.e. wood) then you will have to experiment with different kerf settings.
So if you use illustrator, then definitely try out the those settings.
Oh, Quick question, do we have a template file for designing with? and is it Adobe illustrator or another format?
Adobe illustrator 6 file using above mentioned path filter to account for kerf.
display_epaper.ai (295.2 KB)