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Offline Ray

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File conversion
« on: August 24, 2009, 07:21:55 PM »
Is it possible to take a GIF, BMP or JPEG and convert it to DFX to use with Mach3?  I have been trying to find a file converter that would make that conversion but haven't found one.  Thanks, Ray

vmax549

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Re: File conversion
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2009, 12:02:09 AM »
It is called raster to vector conversion. THere are a few out there.

Hope that helps, (;-) TP

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Re: File conversion
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2009, 07:46:36 AM »
Good Luck on using the file conversion stuff. Most are not worth much in my opinion.
RICH

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Re: File conversion
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2009, 09:11:33 AM »
Thanks vmax549 and Rich.  I downloaded 5 different Rastor to Vector programs but none did a good enough job making a usable DXF.  Using my CAD to insert the file and changing to DXF dosen't work.  I may have to give up the idea.  Thanks again for your assistance.  Ray

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Re: File conversion
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2009, 10:34:43 AM »
Ray,
Depending on what you want to do....it just easier to draw over the top of the raster file in CAD.
RICH

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Re: File conversion
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2009, 04:33:39 PM »
RAY , ok I am a sucker (;-) What is it you are trying to convert. Some things convert a lot better than others. Sometimes a few changes in the raster makes a HUGE difference in the outcome.

Got an example ???  DOn't give up YET (;-)

(;-) TP

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Re: File conversion
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2009, 05:19:08 PM »
As Terry said, post what you need, maybe even one of us can convert it for you depending on what you're after -  ;)

You can also go to the CNC Zone and look for a user named "switcher" as he's come up with a pretty slick free way of doing this in Inkscape.

Have you tried Wintopo?

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Re: File conversion
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2009, 05:38:40 PM »
Thr file I wanted to convert is a Harley Davidson logo GIF I downloaded.  I wanted to make it a DXF, put it into TurboCAD 16 Deluxe, resize it and change it to gcode in Mach3.  GIF attached I hope.  Ray

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Re: File conversion
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2009, 06:07:49 PM »
That picture is way too small to do anything with Ray  ;)

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Re: File conversion
« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2009, 06:13:07 PM »
Thanks Budman68.  I will try to find that in a larger size and post it.  Ray