So now that we have the 3D printed frame in our hands we can put everything together and see how it looks. I made a short video reviewing the CAD process from last time as well as showing the general assembly process and finally some footage of the final sign lit up. Not a bad outcome for around only $10 in parts and a few hours of work.
Here are some glamour shots I took of the sign in action as well. If you guys have any suggestions for future signs or methods I should try comment below.
In solidworks, with the dxf imported as a series of dots (image above) I set it as a construction sketch (yellow inner lines) and began drawing offset lines around the desired shape to form the footprint of the frame (blue lines). I connected all these lines to make a shape with holes where there would be no EL wire to save filament and shorten printing time. From this base shape I extruded upwards to form the 3D shape.