If anyone else has tried to import the .dxf from fret find into emachineshop you might have run into it not being properly scaled. At least I ran into this problem, and after messing with it for about a half hour, I said screw it and took a different approach for drawing out a multi-scale guitar. So I figured I’d make this thread for two reasons A). To help anyone else having this problem B). So people can check me work and find my mistakes. I won’t go into great detail on the program since there is already a great thread covering this for straight scale guitars here So to start off I still made my layout on fretfind, for this demo I’ll being making the layout parameters being: -26”/28” scale -perpendicular on the 8th fret - string spacing at nut: 2” -bridge spacing: 3.0625” This is what the measurements look like when entered in fretfind: Now fretfind spits out a bunch of X,Y coordinates, here’s the ones we’ll be using. [/URL][/IMG] Using the measurement #1 in the pic above, the centerline is 27.00727, so we make a line that long, at 0. We can us the (X,Y) coordinates of strings 1 and 8 we can figure the angle of the nut and bridge using some trigonometry. IMPORTANT: Since we’re drawing the fingerboard horizontal instead of vertical like fretfind does, the x’s and y’s are flipped! Starting with the nut we take the first (x,y) coordinate of string 1, which in this case is (2.69325,0.80018) and flip it so we get (0.80018,2.69325). Then we do the same with the (x,y) coordinates of the 8th string and get (0.05996,0.69325). Next we take X 1st string - X 8th string and Y 1st string- Y 8th string which is: X=0.800180-0.05996 Y=2.69325-0.69325 and get X=0.74022, Y=2. From here we can draw a right triangle: By connecting the ends of the triangles you have your nut face, at the proper angle and length. (I was going to explain how to calculate the angle and the length of the nut, but I realized there’s no need if you draw the legs of the triangle and then connect them in emachineshop.) After drawing the line I copy and pasted it into the file where the center line is draw, then snapped the center of the nut, to the end of the center line. Then you go and do the exact same steps as above for the bridge and get something like this: Now connect the ends to get: Time to draw the outside of the fingerboard, which is really easy; just copy and paste the strings, make sure the copy is directly on top of the original string. Then using this tool, enter your overhang in the box and hit enter (that is important). So for the 8th string I have an overhang of .162”. So I enter that in the box, hit enter, make sure the string is selected and press up on the arrow key. Then do the same for the 1st string, but my overhang this time is .13, and as you guessed, we press down on the arrow key this time. Here’s the result: As you can see they don’t intersect, so some of the line will need to be extended. So just draw a line at the same angle as the one you’re extending. The length doesn’t really matter at this point since we’ll be cutting off the excess. So for the bridge we draw two lines at 292.37 deg, and snap them at the ends of the bridge like so: The bass edge of the fingerboard doesn’t intersect so extend that, and do the same for the nut so that they’re all intersecting. Again, make sure the angle of the lines you draw match the one you’re extending. Then using the intersect tool (ctrl+I) clean up the drawing. Now you have your outline. I'll cover how I drew the frets in a bit, right now it's dinner time.