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not sure this is the right place for my question...

Post by windburned » Wed Apr 28, 2021 5:50 pm

To start off I don't have my plasma table just yet (shipping next week) but I want to learn what I can till it arrives. So I bought a few files from etsy to make some grills and planters. Here's my problem, I have the DXF files, but I cannot move the pieces in the DXF file, I tried using inkscape to ungroup it and resave as a DXF, but to no avail. I bought STV Cnc plasma table and they use the myplasmacnc program as their sofware. When I load the file it's laid out on a huge sheet and I cannot nest. Not sure if I'm missing something or just a complete idiot (my money is on me being an idiot). Mods I am soory if this is in the wrong place. I love this site and I've learned a lot so far from being a lurker. Thanks in advance!

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Re: not sure this is the right place for my question...

Post by jmersereau » Wed Apr 28, 2021 7:36 pm

I use LightBurn for tracing, resizing, adding text, cleaning up files from others and rearranging/breaking apart dxf's. It wasn't created for plasma but it does a fantastic job for what I want. Also there are lots of YouTube video for instruction.

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Re: not sure this is the right place for my question...

Post by windburned » Wed Apr 28, 2021 8:15 pm

I’ll check it out... thank you

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Re: not sure this is the right place for my question...

Post by adbuch » Wed Apr 28, 2021 9:33 pm

windburned wrote:
Wed Apr 28, 2021 8:15 pm
I’ll check it out... thank you
It is really easy to move parts of your file around using LightBurn. Here is a file that I imported as a dxf.
1.jpg
There is an "Ungroup selection" tool at the top of the page. Simply select all and ungroup.
2 - select and ungroup.jpg
Now you can select individual objects and move (drag) to a new location, rotate, resize, etc.
3 - select individual objects to move, rotate, resize, etc..jpg
When you are finished editing you can use the "Group selection" tool to regroup to a single group.

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Re: not sure this is the right place for my question...

Post by windburned » Sat May 01, 2021 12:10 pm

Thanks David.

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Post by adbuch » Sat May 01, 2021 9:06 pm

Your are welcome! Let us know if you need more information.
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Re: not sure this is the right place for my question...

Post by TJS » Mon May 03, 2021 12:48 pm

Etsy also has SVGs. If you are using Inkscape you may want to focus on SVGs.

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Re: not sure this is the right place for my question...

Post by adbuch » Mon May 03, 2021 4:28 pm

You can use Convertio (free online file converter) to easily and quickly convert dxf to svg.
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