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Re: NOW OPEN SOURCE!!! swill's plate building tool [builder.swillkb.com]
« Reply #2100 on: Thu, 29 March 2018, 20:03:04 »
pardon my laziness, but using keyboard layout editor and swillkb.... would these be the steps required for a poker plate:
1- select default 60 percent layout on KLE
2- copy "raw data" to plate layout section on swillkb plate builder
3- select case type "poker 60percent"
4- choose "draw my CAD"
5- Choose "order from lasergist"

Is this all I need to do to have a plate made that would work with a GH60 and a 60% case in a Poker layout?

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Re: NOW OPEN SOURCE!!! swill's plate building tool [builder.swillkb.com]
« Reply #2101 on: Fri, 30 March 2018, 03:25:34 »
I think you will have to create the space manually with the layout and then use custom polygons to create that actual cutout.  Sorry, in looking into this, I don't think there is an easy way to support this with the tooling as it is currently built.  :(
That's fine. I'll make my own custom cutouts, I was just wondering if there was a pre-made one.

On a related note, would you consider adding pre-made shapes to move around as custom polygon? Namely the Cherry stabilizer and the Costar controller.

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Re: NOW OPEN SOURCE!!! swill's plate building tool [builder.swillkb.com]
« Reply #2102 on: Fri, 30 March 2018, 03:28:23 »
Is this all I need to do to have a plate made that would work with a GH60 and a 60% case in a Poker layout?
Not sure if lasergist works anymore, anyway you're correct on everything. One thing you might wanna change though is the line weight to 0.01mm as some factory require that.
My opensource projects: GH80-3000, Skipad, TOAD (KotM Sept '17), TOAD v2, XMMX.

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Re: NOW OPEN SOURCE!!! swill's plate building tool [builder.swillkb.com]
« Reply #2103 on: Fri, 30 March 2018, 06:31:56 »
Hmmm I'm not sure if lasergist is working, I've seen this mentioned a few times in other places. Thanks

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Re: NOW OPEN SOURCE!!! swill's plate building tool [builder.swillkb.com]
« Reply #2104 on: Fri, 30 March 2018, 08:40:54 »
Is this all I need to do to have a plate made that would work with a GH60 and a 60% case in a Poker layout?
Not sure if lasergist works anymore, anyway you're correct on everything. One thing you might wanna change though is the line weight to 0.01mm as some factory require that.
Has this been qualified by anyone?  From my side everything seems normal and people have been able to buy cases. No one has complained to me that they did not get their case.

Are there any validated examples of the lasergist service not coming through for people?

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Re: NOW OPEN SOURCE!!! swill's plate building tool [builder.swillkb.com]
« Reply #2105 on: Fri, 30 March 2018, 10:15:00 »
Are there any validated examples of the lasergist service not coming through for people?
Frankly, just rumors but I've read it quite a few times.
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Re: NOW OPEN SOURCE!!! swill's plate building tool [builder.swillkb.com]
« Reply #2106 on: Fri, 30 March 2018, 11:42:34 »
Are there any validated examples of the lasergist service not coming through for people?
Frankly, just rumors but I've read it quite a few times.

Same for me - I have only seen rumors.
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Re: NOW OPEN SOURCE!!! swill's plate building tool [builder.swillkb.com]
« Reply #2107 on: Fri, 30 March 2018, 12:01:25 »
Yeah I've only seen "rumors". Definitely no confirmed issues.

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Re: NOW OPEN SOURCE!!! swill's plate building tool [builder.swillkb.com]
« Reply #2108 on: Fri, 30 March 2018, 12:28:57 »
Are there any validated examples of the lasergist service not coming through for people?
Frankly, just rumors but I've read it quite a few times.
Ya. I saw something on Reddit once and that seems to have started some rumors, but I have not seen anything tangible yet.

PLEASE, if you do actually have problems with them, let me know. I will take it up personally with them if I am actually given an order number that is not delivered. 

I want this service to be useful, so if it is not, I should find a different supplier.

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Re: NOW OPEN SOURCE!!! swill's plate building tool [builder.swillkb.com]
« Reply #2109 on: Sat, 07 April 2018, 21:39:52 »
Ya. I saw something on Reddit once and that seems to have started some rumors, but I have not seen anything tangible yet.

PLEASE, if you do actually have problems with them, let me know. I will take it up personally with them if I am actually given an order number that is not delivered. 

I want this service to be useful, so if it is not, I should find a different supplier.

The story I've been able to piece together is that for about the last year or so they're filling orders, but if anything goes wrong you won't hear anything from them. Basically, either it works or it doesn't, and if it doesn't your only recourse is to file a paypal dispute.

Here is an example from one month ago: https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/81297a/stuck_order_at_lasergist_anyone_else_having/

Here is another from two months ago: https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/7rj2zu/lasergist_still_completely_unresponsive/

Five months ago: https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/7ajaqu/lasergist_unresponsive_on_contact_to_place_order/

Six: https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/73ub8z/r_lasergist_no_longer_active_but_website_still/

This meshes with my own experience, which is that last April I was in talks with them to setup a drop-shipping deal, and after a bunch of back and forth and then them telling me they were ready with a bunch of backend changes and would send me a bunch of info soon they just... disappeared. Several follow-up emails were ignored, I still don't know what happened.

A few weeks ago they sent out that email that a bunch of people posted about, so perhaps they are trying to turn it around now. However, it will take some time before they've gained back mine and a lot of other people's trust.

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Re: NOW OPEN SOURCE!!! swill's plate building tool [builder.swillkb.com]
« Reply #2111 on: Wed, 11 April 2018, 06:48:22 »
Is this all I need to do to have a plate made that would work with a GH60 and a 60% case in a Poker layout?
Not sure if lasergist works anymore, anyway you're correct on everything. One thing you might wanna change though is the line weight to 0.01mm as some factory require that.

So how do you know if you need to change the line weight? Will the shop not cut the plate or how does that work?

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Re: NOW OPEN SOURCE!!! swill's plate building tool [builder.swillkb.com]
« Reply #2112 on: Wed, 11 April 2018, 06:57:59 »
So how do you know if you need to change the line weight? Will the shop not cut the plate or how does that work?
Either they tell you or you just ask them what they prefer.
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Re: NOW OPEN SOURCE!!! swill's plate building tool [builder.swillkb.com]
« Reply #2113 on: Wed, 11 April 2018, 06:58:01 »
Is this all I need to do to have a plate made that would work with a GH60 and a 60% case in a Poker layout?
Not sure if lasergist works anymore, anyway you're correct on everything. One thing you might wanna change though is the line weight to 0.01mm as some factory require that.

So how do you know if you need to change the line weight? Will the shop not cut the plate or how does that work?
If you are not using lasergist, then you should contact the shot to ask how they want the drawing. For the lasergist integration you don't have to worry about line weight.

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Re: NOW OPEN SOURCE!!! swill's plate building tool [builder.swillkb.com]
« Reply #2114 on: Wed, 11 April 2018, 07:16:29 »
Is this all I need to do to have a plate made that would work with a GH60 and a 60% case in a Poker layout?
Not sure if lasergist works anymore, anyway you're correct on everything. One thing you might wanna change though is the line weight to 0.01mm as some factory require that.

So how do you know if you need to change the line weight? Will the shop not cut the plate or how does that work?
If you are not using lasergist, then you should contact the shot to ask how they want the drawing. For the lasergist integration you don't have to worry about line weight.

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Oh excellent, I plan to use lasergist. Thanks so much!