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How to load DXF image correctly
« on: October 19, 2013, 04:42:33 AM »
Good day. I've tried to load the attached DXF image into LC to generate the Gcode, but I do not get the desired result. Can anyone explain what am I doing wrong. I need to cut the attached panels out of polystyrene foam. The machine I have designed can cut any soft material with the following dimensions; X=1750mm, Y=2750mm and Z=500mm maximum. The foam will lay flat in the machine, therefore the Gcode to be generated in such manner to enable the machine to cut the desired shapes.

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Re: How to load DXF image correctly
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2013, 06:10:17 AM »
Your .dxf is a 3D mesh. LazyCAM can only read 2D .dxf files. You'll need a 3D capable CAM program that can read 3D .dxf files.
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Re: How to load DXF image correctly
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2013, 07:27:34 AM »
Hi Gerry. Will Mach3 be capable of machining 3d?
Thanx.
Hendrik

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Re: How to load DXF image correctly
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2013, 07:32:05 AM »
Yes.
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