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Import to Biesseworks from PYTHA

Garry Bothara

I have just started using PYTHA software for Rover Machine. I am currently using Biesseworks Editor 3.4 post processor. however, when i import the drilling details (dxf) files, Biesseworks is not reading the tools and the depth of the drilling holes correctly. Could anyone please tell me where I am going wrong as in my country I have no support from either PYTHA or Biesse.

Thank You.

12/30/16       #2: Import to Biesseworks from PYTHA ...
J Wilson  Member

I am not familiar with Pytha, but I do open dxf files from Autocad in Biesseworks all the time. The layer names are what tell Biesseworks what tool and depth to use.
Try this as a test:
Panel size on layer panel19 (19mm thk)
Drills on layer vertical14 (circle must be exact diameter of your drills in Biesseworks)
This is a very basic example. The layer name can control about everything and can get very long and confusing but can be found in the Biesseworks manual.
Hope this helps

12/31/16       #3: Import to Biesseworks from PYTHA ...
Garry Bothara

Dear John,
Thank you for your suggestion. However it did not work for me.
PYTHA has configured the layers in its settings already. There is an specific 'export to Biesse' option for creating dxf files. Hence i don't think we need to assign layers in PYTHA.

1/1/17       #4: Import to Biesseworks from PYTHA ...

One of the issues is there are several ways to make the import work and without knowing how you're going at it it is hard to give an answer to the problem.
If you have 'preconfigured' layers, the problem would then most likely be with the layer name or the tool setup.
Which dxf import format are you using?
How is the layer calling the tool - by name or type?
Post an example of the drilling layer name and what it should be doing. Someone then could probably assist you quite easily.

1/2/17       #5: Import to Biesseworks from PYTHA ...
david wishengrad

Outside toolpath:





1/2/17       #6: Import to Biesseworks from PYTHA ...

If David's method isn't working for you I would compare the tool to the geometry for an exact match or insert the name of drilling tool you want in the layer (TCD$)

Tool name is DR3
Depth is 76mm

1/4/17       #7: Import to Biesseworks from PYTHA ...
Garry Bothara

Dear David and Dan,
Could you tell me how to implement the above mentioned solutions in PYTHA? I am not finding the options to insert the mentioned tools.
Thank You.

1/5/17       #8: Import to Biesseworks from PYTHA ...

I'm sorry I don't have experience with Pytha, just BIesseWorks.
You might contact a Pytha user group or forum or technical for assistance.
If you are just drawing (2d) a dxf you would create the layer for machining and draw your holes on that layer.
If you are generating dxf files from your 3d objects I think there would be a post process involved that would likely need to be edited.

1/5/17       #9: Import to Biesseworks from PYTHA ...
david wishengrad

It sounds like you are in over your head.

If you get a 32bit version of Autocad installed, 2002 to 2016 (17 is working, just have not fixed a few bugs and built the installer) and make some sort of donation to Woodweb that they verify, I will send you copy of SmartLister to create some exports for Biesseworks. That's all I think I can do for you. No one I know actually uses Biesseworks for various reasons. If you have the software, you might as well use it until you learn more.

1/6/17       #10: Import to Biesseworks from PYTHA ...
Dylan Bayliss


BSWorks when installed on PC first time defaults to the basic import module for the import of the dxf,CNI. Go to general settings, dxf import and confirm you select the BSWorks Import file format not the CNI and Save. As stated above, the "TCH" on the layer and the correct variable in $xx$, will import the geometry and the technical information associated to the geometry. The drop down menu in the general settings, dxf import lists all of the parameters that are available and two editable to match the layer name. Send me a PM and I can send you document detailing the structure of such layers.
Dylan Bayliss

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