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Offline vadude

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Ellipse shaped becomes a polygon in Lazycam
« on: December 13, 2010, 11:14:55 AM »
My Lazycam Pro is behaving in an inconsistent way.I tried exporting an ellipse drawn with an autocad 2000 into LC Pro but it shows up as a 6 sided polygon. I drew another ellipse saved with a different name and it never showed up at all under LC.
    However,I am able to import all other shapes into LC with no problem. A search through the forum with "ellipse lazycam" as key words yielded similar postings/problem 2 years ago but members response blames it on the CAD program.
    Does anyone has a fix here?
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Re: Ellipse shaped becomes a polygon in Lazycam
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2010, 03:55:26 PM »
Please upload your elipse dxf and be sure to name it something like "vadudeelipse12". Someone will be sure to look at it for you.

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Re: Ellipse shaped becomes a polygon in Lazycam
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2010, 04:53:22 PM »
vadude,
See attached pic. The inside is an elipse drawn in ACAD2000 and saved as a ver 12 DXF. Just for kicks i also did some arcs which would make up an ellipse.
LC  imported both of them with no problems.
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Re: Ellipse shaped becomes a polygon in Lazycam
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2010, 05:15:04 PM »
Saved the file as  "ACAD2000  ver 12 DXF" & it worked.Thanks to Budman68 & Rich for coming to my rescue.
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Re: Ellipse shaped becomes a polygon in Lazycam
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2010, 05:21:27 PM »
LC has imported other versions of DXF sucessfully, but as stated in the manual is is best to save as a version 12.
DXF is explained at a high level in one of the appendix.
RICH
« Last Edit: December 13, 2010, 05:43:19 PM by RICH »

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Re: Ellipse shaped becomes a polygon in Lazycam
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2010, 05:30:27 PM »
Please upload your elipse dxf and be sure to name it something like "vadudeelipse12". Someone will be sure to look at it for you.

Dave
Used Rich suggestion and it is working fine now
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Re: Ellipse shaped becomes a polygon in Lazycam
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2010, 06:21:16 PM »
Glad you got it sorted, Rich is the LazyCam God around here  :)

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