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3D Drawing software
« on: October 02, 2006, 11:50:07 AM »
Hey folks.
What kind of programs do you guys use to design parts?
Ive been playing with Alibre and like it alot , but it wont export to a file type that Mach3
can Import.
.STP .IGS .SAT and .STL are my only options .
Still looking at converters.

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Re: 3D Drawing software
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2006, 11:58:47 AM »
Alibre can export 2D .dxf files. You need to create a drawing of your part, start with a blank sheet, the export the drawing as a .dxf
Gerry

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http://www.thecncwoodworker.com/2010.html

JointCAM Dovetail and Box Joint software
http://www.g-forcecnc.com/jointcam.html
Re: 3D Drawing software
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2006, 12:03:16 PM »
Forgot to mention,
I have the free version of Alibre :)

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Re: 3D Drawing software
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2006, 06:06:23 PM »
So do I. Mine will export 2D .dxf's. (But, I was one of the first 100,000, and you may not have that option, but I'm pretty sure all the free versions do).
Gerry

2010 Screenset
http://www.thecncwoodworker.com/2010.html

JointCAM Dovetail and Box Joint software
http://www.g-forcecnc.com/jointcam.html
Re: 3D Drawing software
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2006, 08:57:14 AM »
Your right Gerry !!!

Guess all Ive ever made was 3d models.
Thanks.