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How to change an image into Mach 3 language
« on: December 14, 2015, 09:45:54 AM »
I have been asked to make a brand for a logo.  How do I change an image into a language that Mach 3 will accept?

This will be done on a vertical mill.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Thanks
AJ

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Re: How to change an image into Mach 3 language
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2015, 09:46:42 AM »
Load it into a CAD program and trace it. Then bring the tracing into a CAM program.
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Re: How to change an image into Mach 3 language
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2015, 03:39:24 PM »
 My cad will only output a .dwg file.  How can I convert that g code?  Lazy cam does not work.

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Re: How to change an image into Mach 3 language
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2015, 04:03:28 PM »
Most other CAM programs can read a .dwg file.
Are you sure you can't save as a .dxf? Almost every CAD program can.
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Re: How to change an image into Mach 3 language
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2015, 04:37:51 PM »
Lazy cam will not read any of the dxf file that I save the cad fill in?

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Re: How to change an image into Mach 3 language
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2015, 06:26:52 PM »
Save as the oldest version of .dxf file that you can, preferable v12 or older.
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Re: How to change an image into Mach 3 language
« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2015, 06:37:39 PM »
I've tried R12 asc II, R14 asc II, R2000-2004, R12,13, and 14 binary among others.

Any other ideas would be appreciated.
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« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2015, 04:46:20 PM »
As far as I know a dxf file is just a text file so open it in notepad and see if you can read it.

I hope this helps Brian

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