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DXF to cnc

Bob Member

Can somebody help me with importing DXF files .
I have same file in DXF , DWG and skp
Programs what I have is Cabinet Vision . Alphacam and Aspire

I am trying to import dxf files and take to Cnc . This is first time that I am trying to import DXF files and
donít have that much experience. I prefer Cabinet vision which I am most familiar with and is full setup

Any idea how I can do that ?
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1/8/16       #2: DXF to cnc ...
james mcgrew Member

Pretty sure you will not do this in CV, these are 3d files the scetch up file is 3d machinable the dwg maybe but the vectors are 2d.

even though this was drawn in 3d it is a 2d cut, looks like speaker cases.

I wish I had time to help you but I got GCs slamming us with late request.

if you are not in a hurry I may can talk to you this evening or tomorrow some.

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1/8/16       #4: DXF to cnc ...

Not i'm not that much in rush.
What program you will recommend me to use ?

1/8/16       #5: DXF to cnc ...
james mcgrew Member

I have artist or designers send me files all the time like these, they have no CADCAM need so they draw in sketchup, corel, adobe for example. I always ask for a pdf of the actual dimensions.

for example al of these are basically 2d cuts or profiles, some have a pocket cut inside. one would need to know how deep that is to prep the run file.

What type of cnc do you have I can maybe help with a onetime run file,

I work with aspire, you could do this with Vcarve pro or cut 2d pro, all of these are vectric products, CV might be able to import a clean dxf and machine I just would not know, I have it but do not machine with it.

1/8/16       #6: DXF to cnc ...
Bob Member

I have Omnitech seelex pal cnc

1/9/16       #7: DXF to cnc ...

start a new job, draw a wall, open to CAD Look up at the tool bar, use the Insert and choose DXF.Choose the file,import and delete parts of the symbol you do not want.

I usually run snap to the points in the counter module and cut with substrate as my material choice only

2/17/16       #8: DXF to cnc ...
kevin waldron


Sorry, late to the party....... The problem with most cam software and Sketchup is that most cam software wants a solid, polysolid, or nurbs surface. Sketchup produces a poly mesh. Bottom line you have to convert using some kind of software. We use Rhinoceros and then usually convert to a *.stp file.....or if the cam software allows a native Rhino file that is 3DM. We produce a Polysurface file by using Rhino. Attaching STP file and native Rhino. ( you will need to rename the file and place the period in the appropriate place. Could not upload native only DWG extensions)



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10/29/17       #9: DXF to cnc ...
Ian Member

Alphacam has an option to go to input cad- select skp format

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