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leggman
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Draftsight

Postby leggman » Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:33 pm

I am looking at Draftsight as a possible way to both draw a part and convert it to a dxf file.
I am trying to learn how to draw a part and get it cleaned up and converted to a dxf file without it costing me a arm and a legg. (pun intended)
Thanks, Dave

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Re: Draftsight

Postby djreiswig » Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:58 pm

I use draftsight. It works good for what I've needed, and the best part is the price. There are some YouTube videos that will help you learn the commands.
2014 Bulltear (StarLab) 4x8
C&CNC EtherCut
Mach3, SheetCam, Draftsight
Hypertherm PM65
Oxy/Acetylene Flame Torch
Pneumatic Plate Marker, Ohmic, 10 inch Rotary Chuck (in progress)

leggman
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Re: Draftsight

Postby leggman » Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:13 am

do you have to get the pro version to generate a g code

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Re: Draftsight

Postby scn64 » Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:12 am

Depending on your needs you may want to use different software for your nesting and code posting, but as a tool for geometry creation and editing you can't go wrong with Draftsight. I am a CNC programmer by trade and use this tool daily for creating laser and plasma geometry. My company wanted to reduce licensing costs so we switched from AutoCAD to Draftsight about 5 years ago and never looked back.

The free version is great for personal use and 2d geometry creation and for $99 you can get the professional license which includes useful tools like power trimming and the ability to discard duplicate geometry.

djreiswig
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Re: Draftsight

Postby djreiswig » Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:46 pm

I just use it for drawing. I run the drawings through SheetCam to make the gcode. I use the free version of DraftSight.
2014 Bulltear (StarLab) 4x8
C&CNC EtherCut
Mach3, SheetCam, Draftsight
Hypertherm PM65
Oxy/Acetylene Flame Torch
Pneumatic Plate Marker, Ohmic, 10 inch Rotary Chuck (in progress)


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