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Dxfs for Cnc Machine

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Dxfs for Cnc Machine

Postby Ali44 » Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:18 am

Hi there, we are new to this and have got a SCM Pratix S15B machine. We have been getting DXFs off etsy but some of them haven't worked, we were just wanting some info on were we could buy good quality Dxfs for our CNC machine? Thanks in advance :)

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Re: Dxfs for Cnc Machine

Postby WyoGreen » Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:08 am

If you become a contributing member on here, there are thousands of dxf's free for the downloading, most of them designed for plasma cutting.

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Re: Dxfs for Cnc Machine

Postby motoguy » Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:17 am

And ultimately, you are going to have to learn to manipulate drawings for decent results. Even some of the commercially purchased "cut ready" file packs I've bought required some "touch up" to fix issues. I spent all day yesterday (and to this point, all day today) touching up/modifying a bunch of files I'm getting ready to cut. They are going to a shop for local sale, and I'll be adding them to my online stores as well. Being "stock" items, I've had to re-size them to fit the price point for the local store.

The ability to draw files is (IMO) more important than having the equipment to cut them.

Download Inkscape. It's free, and you can start learning to draw files with it. Lots of instructional videos on YouTube.
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Re: Dxfs for Cnc Machine

Postby plasmartist » Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:25 pm

Another thumbs up for inkscape. I like it so much that I use it exclusively. If for some reason I do have a dxf file, I convert it to svg format. Inkscape is super easy to learn and very intuitive imo. Not to mention it has a trace bitmat option for tracing images into vector formats. go directly to inkscape.org for the most current copy

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Re: Dxfs for Cnc Machine

Postby michmetalman » Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:29 am

The few I have bought off Etsy are kinda screwed up, but they will work. After you get to know what your doing you can fix them. I make most of my own from images I piece together. I'm not a fan of doing what every one else does.


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