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Problem loading DXF into CAM

Discussion in 'CAM' started by ClaudeJER, Dec 30, 2018.

  1. ClaudeJER

    ClaudeJER Well-Known
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    What is the trick to load a DXF file into CAM software. I have tried from a few different sources, Fusion360, Inkscape, Solidworks and nothing works, What am I doing wrong? Or should I ask what should I do to make sure the DXF file parameters are right ?
     
  2. Gary Caruso

    Gary Caruso OpenBuilds Team
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    Can be tricky making sure everything is on one plane and not 3D.. I use draftsight and it's basicly Autocad 2D and works great for making DXF for Estlcam.
    Gary
     
  3. Peter Van Der Walt

    Peter Van Der Walt OpenBuilds Team
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    DXF R14, Polyline format. Not all DXFs are created equal.
    To ensure polylines in Solidworks: Go to File – Save As select .dxf then select options and make sure “Export all splines as polylines” is selected.

    Also make sure its been 'flattened' - ie not 3D geometry

    Here's a couple sample DXFs to play with (Attached)
     

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