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3d solids in lcam
« on: March 31, 2008, 04:28:14 PM »
Hi
I have Solidworks at work, can you use the solids in lcam.

Clive

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Re: 3d solids in lcam
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2008, 09:54:11 PM »
You'd have to do a drawing of the model then save that as a dxf to import into LazyCam-
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Re: 3d solids in lcam
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2008, 06:41:16 AM »
I take it you mean go backwards to a 2D drawing.
I think I am right in saying you can export a 3D DXF file.

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Clive

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Re: 3d solids in lcam
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2008, 04:11:55 PM »
I see, I think I misunderstood you. I don't believe LazyCam can handle 3D images, only  steps (Layers).
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Re: 3d solids in lcam
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2008, 08:22:45 PM »
Hi, Clive

LazyCam is for converting 2d dxf into 2.5d g-code format not true 3d, Pocketing, Offsetting, Hole drilling and such, It's Lazy.

Mach3 will load 3d G-code generated by a cad-cam package with the proper post, Have you checked if theres a post for Mach3.

It uses allot of Funic/standard/common type g-code.

Hears a BobCad posted G-code 3d item.

Thanks, Chip
Re: 3d solids in lcam
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2008, 09:32:27 AM »
Thanks for the replies.
I think the 2.5D comment puts it in perspective.
Mine is a hobby scenario so I dont really need anything cleverer.
Thanks again

Clive