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Newbie needs to know how to load dcf file into candcam

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Othog
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Newbie needs to know how to load dcf file into candcam

Post by Othog » Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:58 pm

Newbie here how do you get a dxf file to be recognized on the candcnc computer, go easy on me

cadman76
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Re: Newbie needs to know how to load dcf file into candcam

Post by cadman76 » Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:57 am

You need to process your DXF file with Sheetcam or something like it to produce a G-Code file. There are many good instructional videos on Youtube in the use of Sheetcam.

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Re: Newbie needs to know how to load dcf file into candcam

Post by tcaudle » Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:12 pm

If its a CommandCNC (Linux) computer you have SheetCAM , Q CAD, Inkscape and Libra Draw on that computer. ArclightCNC.com has training videos on how to import a DXF into SheetCAM. Inkscape will also import DXF and export SVG that SheetCAM understands as well.

Othog
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Re: Newbie needs to know how to load dcf file into candcam

Post by Othog » Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:35 pm

Thanks, I am somewhat overwhelmed but as long as this forum and youtube are around there is hope for me

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