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Re: Can't generate G code for this simple dxf...
« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2016, 04:48:50 PM »
AutoCAD (one of the full version variants, not LT), why
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Re: Can't generate G code for this simple dxf...
« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2016, 05:54:53 PM »
Seems like a hassle to export a .dxf, then load it into autocad, explode it, and then export again.

Not everyone may have a program that can import and explode .dxf files.
And personally, in 20 years of using AutoCAD for CNC, the only time I've ever had to explode anything was a mesh for a CAM program that could only read 3D faces.
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« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2016, 07:38:10 PM »
Generally Mach3 processes g-code, but won't produce it. Something like CamBam will take a .dxf file and let you define machining operations (eg profiling, pocketing, and drilling) that use the geometry in the drawing. Once you've defined what you want to do, CamBam will grunt out the g-code.

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