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Curved line to sheet material?

I designed a simple curved shape that I want to saw from a sheet of MDF. How can I get the dimensions of the curved shape so that I can draw it manually onto the MDF and saw it out with my jigsaw?

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    philip_thomasphilip_thomas Member, Moderator, Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 1,381
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    Jan - you could print the drawing (or just a dxf/dwg) at 1:1 scale and attach that to the MDF. Just follow the lines with your jigsaw. 
    Philip Thomas - Onshape
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    owen_sparksowen_sparks Member, Developers Posts: 2,660 PRO
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    Or if the sheet is too large add a bunch of points to your sketch along the curve, use the dimension tool to get x/y coordinates, transfer those to the MDF and finally join the dots by hand.

    Owen S.
    Business Systems and Configuration Controller
    HWM-Water Ltd
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    bruce_williamsbruce_williams Member, Developers Posts: 842 EDU
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    For an approximate transfer you can use a projector and trace the image while projected to sheet.
    www.accuratepattern.com

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    philip_thomasphilip_thomas Member, Moderator, Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 1,381
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    Jan - you could print the drawing (or just a dxf/dwg) at 1:1 scale and attach that to the MDF. Just follow the lines with your jigsaw. 
    Philip Thomas - Onshape
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    owen_sparksowen_sparks Member, Developers Posts: 2,660 PRO
    Answer ✓
    Or if the sheet is too large add a bunch of points to your sketch along the curve, use the dimension tool to get x/y coordinates, transfer those to the MDF and finally join the dots by hand.

    Owen S.
    Business Systems and Configuration Controller
    HWM-Water Ltd
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    bruce_williamsbruce_williams Member, Developers Posts: 842 EDU
    Answer ✓
    For an approximate transfer you can use a projector and trace the image while projected to sheet.
    www.accuratepattern.com
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