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Re: general newbie questions
« Reply #10 on: November 03, 2008, 11:02:46 AM »
  Does this mean what I think it says, that I can load a Jpeg or BMP into LazyCam, and either it or Mach3 will convert it to something that they can generate Gcode from?

No, not what you think. LazyCAM will create g-code from the image, but the g-code will be for a 3D carving of the image, not a trace of it.
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Re: general newbie questions
« Reply #11 on: November 03, 2008, 08:59:13 PM »
OK, then how about this: if a CAD image contains Bezier curves, can LazyCam handle it, or does it work with arcs only?

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Re: general newbie questions
« Reply #12 on: November 03, 2008, 09:35:24 PM »
I don't think so. But at some point, the bezier curves (or splines) need to be converted to arcs or line segments, because there are no g-codes for bezier curves.
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