Hello, let me first say that I know NOTHING about any of this stuff, but could use some general info and would be eternally grateful for any help.
I have a design for just the shape of a guitar body that I am having built in China. The factory is using a CNC and have requested that I send my basic design in a CAD format. I work for a contract office furniture co. and our design dept uses autoCAD all the time for 2D and 3D renderings and for blueprints.
I have asked one of the designers if she could convert my drawing to CAD and she said she could, but she doesn't know if it would be exactly what the factory is asking for.
Could someone please give me a "CAD to CNC For Dummies" lesson?
Again, I don't need to send them the specifics like routing depths or neck pocket angles etc. just the outlining shape to scale, and the placement of pup routs, switch/knob holes and bridge placement.
I would be SO grateful for any and all responses.
PS: Eventually I would like to have my own CNC machine but obviously I would not have any idea where to even start. Are there books I should read? Classes I should take etc? Thanks again!!