Exporting dxf with points in fusion 360

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Exporting dxf with points in fusion 360

Post by Amerika0309 » Fri Jan 29, 2021 4:27 pm

I am try to bring a file into sheetcam with drill points, which I then use for a center punch operation. The problem I'm having is I create the design in fusion360 and export as dxf, but the dxf always omits the points I created. It doesn't seem to be an issue with importing into Sheetcam, since the points are already missing when I preview the dxf in QCad. Anyone know how I can fix this? Thanks!

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Re: Exporting dxf with points in fusion 360

Post by tnbndr » Sat Jan 30, 2021 11:11 am

Not sure if Fustion 360 is the same as AutoCad, never used it. In Autocad you can Format your point style to different options. Format menu, point style and then pick an option. My guess is the point is there but too small to see? If you change the point style to a crosshair it may be visible.
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Re: Exporting dxf with points in fusion 360

Post by adbuch » Sat Jan 30, 2021 4:40 pm

Or perhaps draw some very small circles instead of the points.
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Re: Exporting dxf with points in fusion 360

Post by Rodw » Sun Jan 31, 2021 1:15 am

I think your workflow is a bit wrong here. Design your F360 part with holes the size they are meant to be.
Export as DXF and bring into Sheetcam.
Select the holes you wish to centre punch and move to a new layer. I call this layer holes.
Create a plasma drill operation on layer holes. Make sure it is set up to only center punch holes below a diameter that is larger than the holes you want to punch.
Then run an outside profile cut on the original layer to complete your part.

Some post processors use special settings with a tool that uses a specific tool name like "CENTER PUNCH" so check your documentation or read your post processor file looking for comments.

On my Linuxcnc Plasmac table, I have a tool named "Centre spot" that fires the torch for 300 milliseconds and turns it off before receiving an ArcOK. This results in a very fine dimple.

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