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GH CAD Resources Hub
« on: Thu, 29 August 2013, 00:29:07 »
I felt that we were missing a central hub for all the opensource and freely available cad drawing on GH, for a new comer digging these out can be cumbersome.

So, I would like to request members to post whatever CAD resources they have available and if you have a request don't hesitate to ask, I'm sure they will be plenty of assistance.

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Re: GH CAD Resources Hub
« Reply #1 on: Thu, 29 August 2013, 00:29:52 »
All files are uploaded to the Github repo: https://github.com/mohitg11/GH-CAD-Resources



Individual components for designing plates (DWG) This has pretty much all the different sized key units, including universal key units for mods based on the excellent work by WhiteFireDragon on the GH60 plates. I would also like to give a shout out to jdcarpe for his brilliant work in designing plates, which was the foundation for this work.





Basic designs for keyboard layouts (DWG) Create designs for GB, or use the keycap designs for other stuff, the dimensions of the keycap are according to SP.





Switch stickers (DWG)





Cherry MX Keycap Stem from Photekq' brass keycap
"Measurement for a stem on a MX keycap. I used this for my latest brass cap and it fit very well. You could maybe make it a little smaller, and I would definitely recommend making it smaller if using plastic/acrylic." - Photekq





Dimensions for the Cherry switch cutouts in a plate, thanks to CPTBadAss and jdcarpe.





Keycap Checker sheets/Keycap Papers:





Available keycaps from SP. These sheets list the various sizes and dimensions and variety of keycaps available from Signature Plastics.

Mounting options available from SP (With Dimensions): Mounting Styles



Phantom Plates. This includes:
-7Bit
-7Bit Shift
-ANSIO 125
-ANSI 150
-ISO 125
-ISO 150



Official Cherry MX Spec Sheet - This is the complete version of the Cherry specifications for the MX switch, including PCB/Plate mounting specifications.



Ergodox Resources. Resources for the ErgoDox keyboard.



Teensy 2.0 breakout board by OldDatahands



Cherry MX keyswitch 3d model: http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=81cf92a3e03098a5cc90be332989df6e



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Re: GH CAD Resources Hub
« Reply #2 on: Thu, 29 August 2013, 00:30:16 »
Reserving this.

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Re: GH CAD Resources Hub
« Reply #3 on: Thu, 29 August 2013, 00:34:55 »
Measurement for a stem on a MX keycap. I used this for my latest brass cap and it fit very well. You could maybe make it a little smaller, and I would definitely recommend making it smaller if using plastic/acrylic.


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Re: GH CAD Resources Hub
« Reply #4 on: Thu, 29 August 2013, 00:43:33 »
Cross posted from Simple Questions, Simple Answers, the dimensions for the Cherry switch cutouts in a plate.

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Re: GH CAD Resources Hub
« Reply #5 on: Thu, 29 August 2013, 01:05:06 »
Update second post, add some resources of my own.

The plate components too a hell of a lot of time to make, phew.

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Re: GH CAD Resources Hub
« Reply #6 on: Thu, 29 August 2013, 01:22:22 »
Thanks guys for the inputs.

I've uploaded a bunch of files to the DropBox folder, I'll add them to the post later.

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« Reply #7 on: Thu, 29 August 2013, 01:23:44 »
Please credit my earlier post to jdcarpe. He did that work to make the dimensions for the switch cutouts.
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Re: GH CAD Resources Hub
« Reply #8 on: Thu, 29 August 2013, 01:30:16 »
Done.

Anyone know the exact location of the stem for an off-center caplock.
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Re: GH CAD Resources Hub
« Reply #9 on: Thu, 29 August 2013, 01:46:48 »
Stepped = 4.763mm to the left.

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« Reply #10 on: Thu, 29 August 2013, 01:52:34 »
Thanks for the collecting and upload!

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Re: GH CAD Resources Hub
« Reply #11 on: Thu, 29 August 2013, 07:10:14 »
Stepped = 4.763mm to the left.
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This is for the step if I'n not wrong.

I'm interested in the position of the mounting stem for a off-center stepped caplocks.

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« Reply #12 on: Thu, 29 August 2013, 07:16:55 »
Stepped = 4.763mm to the left.
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This is for the step if I'n not wrong.

I'm interested in the position of the mounting stem for a off-center stepped caplocks.
Sorry if the diagram is not clear enough. Those two squares represent the position of the switch mounting holes for center and stepped caps lock.

Stepped is 4.763mm to the left of a normal center stemmed mounting hole.

So... the stem is also 4.763 left of the center.
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Re: GH CAD Resources Hub
« Reply #13 on: Thu, 29 August 2013, 07:21:59 »
Got it, thanks.  :thumb:

I'll add it to the plates component DWG.

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Re: GH CAD Resources Hub
« Reply #14 on: Thu, 29 August 2013, 08:05:26 »
MOZ, great idea to collect all this stuff.  :thumb:
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Re: GH CAD Resources Hub
« Reply #15 on: Thu, 29 August 2013, 09:29:55 »
I have been just making up my own DWG files based on my own measurements. I wish i'd seen these earlier but good stuff! I am trying to figure out exactly how the plate cutouts relate to the caps themselves. Any help?

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« Reply #16 on: Thu, 29 August 2013, 10:13:39 »
I have been just making up my own DWG files based on my own measurements. I wish i'd seen these earlier but good stuff! I am trying to figure out exactly how the plate cutouts relate to the caps themselves. Any help?

Just created this thread today.

I don't quite get your question. If you look at the plate components file, you'll see that the cutout for 1u, 1.25u, 1.5u, 1.75u are the same, it is just the positions, thus in the dwg file, I have enclosed the cutout shape in shapes based on key size. I think this is what you wanted to know?

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« Reply #17 on: Thu, 29 August 2013, 10:14:14 »
MOZ, great idea to collect all this stuff.  :thumb:

It would be great if we can collect and saturate this thread as much as possible and then Sticky this thread.

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Re: GH CAD Resources Hub
« Reply #18 on: Thu, 29 August 2013, 12:10:29 »
I have been just making up my own DWG files based on my own measurements. I wish i'd seen these earlier but good stuff! I am trying to figure out exactly how the plate cutouts relate to the caps themselves. Any help?

Just created this thread today.

I don't quite get your question. If you look at the plate components file, you'll see that the cutout for 1u, 1.25u, 1.5u, 1.75u are the same, it is just the positions, thus in the dwg file, I have enclosed the cutout shape in shapes based on key size. I think this is what you wanted to know?

Sorry, i can see how ambiguous it was now. What i meant was the position of the cutouts in relation to the caps above them. I am asking because i am designing a couple of housings and would like to know accurately where to fit the plate to the housing such that the outer edge of the outer keys are flush with the inner edge of the tray.

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Re: GH CAD Resources Hub
« Reply #19 on: Thu, 29 August 2013, 12:18:13 »
I have been just making up my own DWG files based on my own measurements. I wish i'd seen these earlier but good stuff! I am trying to figure out exactly how the plate cutouts relate to the caps themselves. Any help?

Just created this thread today.

I don't quite get your question. If you look at the plate components file, you'll see that the cutout for 1u, 1.25u, 1.5u, 1.75u are the same, it is just the positions, thus in the dwg file, I have enclosed the cutout shape in shapes based on key size. I think this is what you wanted to know?

Sorry, i can see how ambiguous it was now. What i meant was the position of the cutouts in relation to the caps above them. I am asking because i am designing a couple of housings and would like to know accurately where to fit the plate to the housing such that the outer edge of the outer keys are flush with the inner edge of the tray.

That's what the switch holes with "boxes" around them are for. The boxes represent the keycap size (well, actual keycaps are very slightly smaller, anyway you don't have to include spacing between the keycaps).

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Re: GH CAD Resources Hub
« Reply #20 on: Thu, 29 August 2013, 12:27:59 »
According to Cherry 1 unit = 19.05, and accordingly in the diagrams as jdcarpe said, there are boxes according to this unit, so all you have to do make your plate is align the edges of these boxes next to each other and then you can remove the boxes once done. Actual keycaps can are generally about 18.1 to 18.5mm for 1 unit.

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Re: GH CAD Resources Hub
« Reply #21 on: Thu, 29 August 2013, 13:10:39 »
Great, i have them now. Thanks a lot :)

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Re: GH CAD Resources Hub
« Reply #22 on: Fri, 30 August 2013, 15:31:13 »
Thank you sooo much for doing this, MOZ!
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« Reply #23 on: Fri, 30 August 2013, 15:39:27 »
WOW this thread is AWESOME! Good job everyone i will be using some of the stuff that you provided here, thanks a ton!

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« Reply #24 on: Fri, 30 August 2013, 15:57:21 »
Highly encouraging to see people appreciate the efforts.

I'll try and get other work here, please fell free to PM me or post links to stuff you feel should be added. :D

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Re: GH CAD Resources Hub
« Reply #25 on: Sat, 31 August 2013, 04:14:53 »
Btw i just noticed that in the main list these are both pointed to the same link:

MOZ's ErgoDox A4 sheet
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« Reply #27 on: Sat, 31 August 2013, 11:35:53 »
Btw i just noticed that in the main list these are both pointed to the same link:

MOZ's ErgoDox A4 sheet
GeekHack ISO sheet
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Shinier MX datasheet: http://www.cherrycorp.com/english/switches/pdf/mx_cat.pdf
Cherry MX datasheet with Imperial measurements: http://media.digikey.com/pdf/Data%20Sheets/Cherry%20PDFs/MX%20Series.pdf
First one is incomplete thus I hadn't added it. The second one looks good, I'll add it.

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Re: GH CAD Resources Hub
« Reply #28 on: Sat, 31 August 2013, 12:50:49 »
Hey! It's a sticky! And at the top!

By the way, thanks for the basic keyboard layouts. I'm working on... something, and I found it very useful.
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« Reply #29 on: Sat, 31 August 2013, 13:24:04 »
Hey! It's a sticky! And at the top!

By the way, thanks for the basic keyboard layouts. I'm working on... something, and I found it very useful.

Thanks, just saw, really happy. I'll post more stuff as it is collected.

I don't have the time in hand, but would love to go through the thousands of posts in the making stuff subforum and any any and everything relevant to the OP.

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« Reply #30 on: Sat, 31 August 2013, 13:26:20 »
any software other to open dwg files besides CAD?
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« Reply #31 on: Sat, 31 August 2013, 13:51:08 »
any software other to open dwg files besides CAD?

I use CorelDraw to open the dwg files as well as make and edit drawings.

There is Inkscape (Open Source) as well.

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« Reply #32 on: Sat, 31 August 2013, 16:11:17 »
Updated OP, with information posted thus far.

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« Reply #33 on: Mon, 02 September 2013, 06:34:48 »
I want alps module,plate alps about alps :p

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« Reply #34 on: Mon, 02 September 2013, 08:27:44 »
Really helpful thread, props to you MOZ

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« Reply #35 on: Mon, 02 September 2013, 10:35:25 »
I want alps module,plate alps about alps :p

Thanks MOZ :eek:

I've not Alps keyboard to take measurements from, I'll try and find resources online and then post.

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« Reply #36 on: Mon, 02 September 2013, 11:16:32 »
I've not Alps keyboard to take measurements from, I'll try and find resources online and then post.

http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=5318.msg77984#msg77984

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« Reply #37 on: Mon, 02 September 2013, 11:23:20 »
Thank you very much, I'll add them soon.

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« Reply #40 on: Mon, 02 September 2013, 20:04:14 »
Thanks, will add.

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« Reply #41 on: Tue, 03 September 2013, 02:08:53 »
Hey! It's a sticky! And at the top!

By the way, thanks for the basic keyboard layouts. I'm working on... something, and I found it very useful.

Thanks, just saw, really happy. I'll post more stuff as it is collected.

I don't have the time in hand, but would love to go through the thousands of posts in the making stuff subforum and any any and everything relevant to the OP.

I think we should have a "Resources and Info Hub" subforum!
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« Reply #42 on: Tue, 03 September 2013, 10:00:13 »
Hmm... I feel like I should contribute something... but what?
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« Reply #43 on: Tue, 03 September 2013, 10:21:20 »
Here are a couple of Alps switch plate files, if anyone would like them.

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« Reply #44 on: Tue, 03 September 2013, 14:09:18 »
Thank you sir.

Can I extract the components and post them as a dxf?

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« Reply #45 on: Tue, 03 September 2013, 14:24:39 »
Thank you sir.

Can I extract the components and post them as a dxf?


I was hoping you would do that, yes. :)

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« Reply #46 on: Tue, 03 September 2013, 21:06:55 »
Hehe. Good to know.

I'll update  the OP soon.

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« Reply #47 on: Wed, 11 September 2013, 21:25:16 »
You might want to add this diagram of a costar stabiliser cutout from the DIY resources thread in this sub.

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« Reply #48 on: Wed, 11 September 2013, 21:35:22 »
You might want to add this diagram of a costar stabiliser cutout from the DIY resources thread in this sub.

EDIT: credit to bpiphany for the diagram

The one in the OP supports both the costar and cherry stabs.

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« Reply #49 on: Sun, 22 September 2013, 20:26:31 »
Added 3D model of Cherry MX Switch to OP