Importing DXF Files into Biesse Works

Tips on directly importing DXF drawings into the Biesse Works machine controller. March 28, 2012

We have been importing DXF's into Autocad and then changing layers to what we want and then dropping them into Biesse Works at our Rover B machine head. Can we skip a step and just import the DXF into Biesse works?

Forum Responses
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From contributor J:
You can do a manual import of a DXF into Biesseworks. Everything will come in as geometries only. You will then have to assign all the tooling. Either set up a new Biesseworks program and then do a "manual import", or just file-open in Biesseworks. Just make sure the file type is "DXF" format.

From contributor W:
Make sure that your DXF is converted to MM.

From contributor B:
Your DXF does not necessarily have to be in metric. There is a "unit of measurement" option on the DXF Definition tab in settings. I import DXF's drawn in inches all the time without a problem.

From contributor Y:
Good point. Just make sure of conversion if drilling holes in inches. Set your decimal character points to max (3). Sometimes if you your .DXF has three plus characters you can end with a rounding problem and the drills will not match up to their exact diameter. You can avoid this by using the manual boring option by calling out the individual tool (T1, T2). Also another great feature for multiple geometries is on the import utility called "divide". It will separate multiple geometries into separate operations.