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How to import 3D files for 3dworks
« on: June 28, 2012, 12:37:14 PM »
Just getting started with the program and moving on to 3d design.. except I have no idea where to start.

Does lazy cam interpret a dxf file to 3D works for gcodes? If not, does anyone know where i would be able to find a program that translates a 2D design to 3D dimensionality?

Does AutoCad do this for me if I save it as a .DXF and then open that with lazy cam?

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Re: How to import 3D files for 3dworks
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2012, 08:27:09 PM »
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Does lazy cam interpret a dxf file to 3D works for gcodes?
No

You can use Autocad to create a 3d file from a 2d file by defining / manipulating the profiles and then save the file in a 3d format for use by CAM programs to convert it to code. Lazycam will not do that for you.
Cambam can provide 3d code if given a 3d file,but, it's code generation is not as elaborate as CAM programs meant to that task.

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Re: How to import 3D files for 3dworks
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2012, 12:21:41 AM »
Thank you Rich!
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