It is hard to believe that it was almost ten years ago I witnessed a CNC router in action for the very first time. I was fascinated and simply had to have one! Although I had been in the creative end of the three dimensional sign business for most of my life I didn't really know what I would do with one of these machines - but I just knew it could do fantastic stuff.

Along with the CNC router I discovered the wonderful material called Precision Board and the glues, primers and other companion products they offer. Since then we have gone through many tons of the material using it in most signs and projects we tackle. This journal will chronicle our many adventures both past, present and future. I'll talk from the perspective of someone who pushes these products to the creative limit on a daily basis. I'll be adding to the stories two or three times each week. -dan

Saturday, April 25, 2015

EnRoute Workshops

  • At the ISA show in Las Vegas I talked to hundreds of sign makers about the EnRoute Workshops which are offered around North America. I'll be attending and presenting at the three day Denver Workshop in mid-September. It promises to be a great workshop. We'll be covering much more than the standard workshops. More than a dozen people signed up at the MultiCam booth when I was there. If you are interested in attending this workshop don't wait too long. It's going to fill. The information and links are below...

    CNC Workshops | CNC Training Workshops
    EnRoute 5 Workshop

    The 2015Workshop Series

    Learn New Techniques with EnRoute

    EnRoute Workshop Schedule for 2015

    • Toronto, Canada, June 3-4 @ Multicam Technology Center
    • Denver, CO VIP event Sept 16-18*
    • Hackensack NJ, October 8-9 @ Multicam Technology Center
    • Anaheim, CA, December 3-4 @ Multicam Technology Center

    *Meet the EnRoute developers at this special 3 Day "EnRoute Pro" event in Denver, CO. This will be a more advanced, three day class focused on 3D surfacing, carving and texture creation specifically for the sign and woodworking industries. Dan Sawatzky will also be in attendance and showing his magic.
     “The EnRoute workshop was worth every cent. The instructors patiently relayed, in detail, every aspect of EnRoute’s 2.5D, 3D, Rapid Texture techniques and the many other functions of Enroute. I am now able to take advantage of the tremendous features provided in the software. Thanks Enroute!”
    - Henry from H & S Marine Plastics, New York/New Jersey Workshop Attendee


    Early Bird Discount Space is limited, so register early to guarantee your seat. It's $995 to attend a 2-day class or $1,295 to attend the EnRoute Pro 3-day class, but you save $200 when you register 30 days before the event. Attendees from 2014 save $300 when you register 30 days before the class.
    To register, contact Terri Wright
    1800.229.9066 x114 or EnRouteSales@ThinkSAi.com


    Bring your own computer and follow along on your PC with a demo version of EnRoute we’ll provide. No key required. Here is the 2-day class schedule:
    Day 1, 8:30am - 5pm
    Morning – It Never Hurts to Know the Basics
    • EnRoute Concepts Review
    • Toolpath Basics
    • Nesting
    • Output & Ordering
    Afternoon – Advanced Toolpathing / Cutting
    • Inlays
    • 2-1/2 D
    • Rough, Fine & Clean Tools
    • Advanced Entry/Exit
    Day 1 Wrap-up and prepare for Day 2
    Day 2, 8:30am - 5pm
    Morning – Now for some Fun Surfaces
    • 3D Surface Concepts
    • Building a Relief
    • Parametric Textures

    Afternoon – EnRoute Rapid Texture
    • Seed Contour, Objects as Seed Contours & 3D Reliefs with Rapid Texture
    • Rapid Picture (Photo Cutting)
    • Noise and Distortion
    • Day 2 Wrap-up and Q & A
    EnRoute Classroom