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Importing BMP or JPG files? - No option in my menu.....
« on: April 13, 2008, 11:32:38 PM »
I bought the licensed version of Mach3 and according to the manual I can perform a direct import of a BMP or JPG and of course DXF etc.... But in the manual, it stated the "Import File" option is under the File menu... I only have Load G-Code, Lazy Cam (which I do have as well), Close Files, and Exit.... Under File in my program. Am I mis-understanding something? I tried to import an image in Lazy Cam but I was under the impression I could just import into Mach3. Any help is appreciated! :)

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Re: Importing BMP or JPG files? - No option in my menu.....
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2008, 12:18:17 AM »
Hi, Ed

When LazyCam came out, BMP, JPG and DXF importing was transfered to LazyCam.

There is a standalone importer that the earlier ver. of Mach3 used that should still work I think.

Maybe someone nows what Ver. it was in, I'll look around some.

Thanks, Chip

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Re: Importing BMP or JPG files? - No option in my menu.....
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2008, 05:28:45 PM »
Chip,

     Thank you for the reply and info. I am sure LazyCam is good, but seems difficult to understand given I am kinda new to all this. I was hoping for something like the BMP2CNC program I have seen others talk about. Maybe I should sit down and read through the documentation for LazyCam as I am sure it has way more features and capabilities. I need to learn all I can anyway! Ha Ha!

     Are there docs yet for LazyCam? I did not see any in the documentation list on the site. I did watch the basic tutorial video, but that did not help me figure out how to successfuly import images. I did learn a little about chains, entities, etc.....

Thanks again!

-Ed-

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Re: Importing BMP or JPG files? - No option in my menu.....
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2008, 07:46:12 PM »
Hi, Ed

The old file is Mach1Filter for hpgl, jpg and bmp's, Below.

It's probably better to learn LC, It's not bad.

Thanks, Chip

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Re: Importing BMP or JPG files? - No option in my menu.....
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2008, 04:53:49 AM »
It is Mach3 version R1.84.000 that will allow the direct import of HPGL,BMB,JPG and DXFs
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Re: Importing BMP or JPG files? - No option in my menu.....
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2008, 11:38:50 AM »
Great! Thank you for the file Chip!

I will give that a shot until I get more familiar with LazyCam.....

-Ed-

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Re: Importing BMP or JPG files? - No option in my menu.....
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2008, 08:28:21 AM »
What's a reasonable step-over for creating a detailed tap file for photos?  It appears to default at 0.001". I was just wondering if that was a bit of overkill.

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Re: Importing BMP or JPG files? - No option in my menu.....
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2008, 11:47:17 AM »
Depends on the resolution you wish to achieve and how long you have got to complete the project but for postcard sized Lithophanes I use 0.5 mm as standard and 0.25 mm for best.
« Last Edit: August 30, 2008, 11:49:09 AM by Tweakie.CNC »
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Re: Importing BMP or JPG files? - No option in my menu.....
« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2008, 12:34:04 PM »
I use inches format and typically I get good results with a .01" step over. I base my step over on the size of my bit used to cut but find .01" is at least a good place to start and adjust as needed from there after a test run.

Ed
Re: Importing BMP or JPG files? - No option in my menu.....
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2013, 03:38:02 AM »
just what i need, thanks.