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Logic Trace CNC Digitizing system???

Postby cbassjr » Sun Mar 16, 2014 7:21 pm

Does anyone have a logic group digitizing system and if so what results have you had. I'm getting ready to order one and wondering what good or bad problems anyone has had?

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Re: Logic Trace CNC Digitizing system???

Postby grogmeister » Tue Mar 18, 2014 12:24 am

I have that system i posted some samples but cannot seem to find them,it works very well

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Re: Logic Trace CNC Digitizing system???

Postby grogmeister » Tue Mar 18, 2014 9:40 pm

an example of how you can trace a diagram and produce the dxf file

http://youtu.be/8kR70RPIaP8 flamingo cut
http://youtu.be/cwYusOJ-vE8 drawing a flamingo

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Re: Logic Trace CNC Digitizing system???

Postby jimcolt » Tue Mar 18, 2014 10:19 pm

Not sure exactly what you mean by "Logic Trace". If you mean you have a part you want to copy, then convert into a .dxf file that can be cut on many cnc plasma cutting machines....then, yes, you can trace a part on a piece of paper, scan it on a scanner, save it as a .bmp (bitmap) then import the bitmap into a lot of different softwares that have the ability to do "Raster to Vector" conversion.

PlasmaCam software can do this, Arbor Image software can do this and there are others. There usually is some file cleanup and repair that needs to be done, but in many cases it only takes a few minutes.

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Re: Logic Trace CNC Digitizing system???

Postby grogmeister » Wed Mar 19, 2014 8:07 pm

Jim
Its true it can be that simple and does work ,logic trace cnc dxf is a piece of software john walsh in texas has written to take a pen or pointer device and output directly to a dxf file .
Its works quite slick and for a guy like me who does not like cad prgs its up my alley---any coloring book would do
and even metal tracing can be done
I was asked to show how the logic trace cnc dxf program could copy metal parts .Buts it is true what you're saying just scan a diagram and clean it up

I selected 2 wrenches and a usb camera mount from my cnc machine



http://youtu.be/jRlesWRA_ho metal trace wrenches


http://youtu.be/nGDPmUIsEk0 metal trace of a usb metal mount

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Re: Logic Trace CNC Digitizing system???

Postby acourtjester » Sun Mar 23, 2014 8:43 pm

You may want to look at SheetCam's program called "Scanything" you can find it on youtube.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNXWFEWDgTY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Wlb6wgCgbY
software is free and I bought a camera from Ebay for $50.
Seems to do the samething but you table does the drawing/tracing the part.

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Re: Logic Trace CNC Digitizing system???

Postby cindy carlisle » Thu Apr 10, 2014 4:47 pm

This is really cool, we have a similiar program on our tables, it uses a lazer to trace not a camera.
If they get all the bugs worked out, think from what I have heard it is still in testing, :D it will be awesome!!! :D This will be great for people who can not trace with a CAD program......just like ours is. Check out ours on YouTube link below.

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Re: Logic Trace CNC Digitizing system???

Postby illusivedf » Fri Jun 26, 2015 1:43 pm

Just wondering if anybody has used one of these boards yet? I have some large components I need to trace to get the base measurements from and then design around in AutoCAD. just curious on the feedback about them as I have been looking at them for a good amount of time and am debating on pulling the trigger on ordering one.
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Re: Logic Trace CNC Digitizing system???

Postby vmax549 » Fri Jun 26, 2015 11:26 pm

JUST a note the SheetCam "SCAN ANYTHING" software is NOT free. You have to buy a license to run it. You also have to be running MACH3 to use it I believe.

(;-) TP

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Re: Logic Trace CNC Digitizing system???

Postby pitbumpers » Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:41 pm

Did you ever order one, and if so is it worth it?

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Re: Logic Trace CNC Digitizing system???

Postby tcaudle » Fri Nov 24, 2017 1:12 pm

vmax549 wrote:JUST a note the SheetCam "SCAN ANYTHING" software is NOT free. You have to buy a license to run it. You also have to be running MACH3 to use it I believe.

(;-) TP



It works with LINUX and CommandCNC as well.


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