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awkward file

Postby paul j exeter » Mon May 21, 2018 2:19 pm

HI guys having some trouble with this file...when I reduce it to the correct size...525mm high I get all kinds of extra and overlapping lines etc....im using FASTCAM.... any help or advise greatly appreciated.

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Re: awkward file

Postby BanksAg » Mon May 21, 2018 3:53 pm

I'm not familiar with FASTCAM, but your file is a little weird. When I open it in Rhino 3D (our CAD program) or VCarve Pro (for our CNC router) the file looks fine, it's just really, really big (306,708 inches wide). Everything looks fine, just big. When I open it in Inkscape, it says there are 3 objects in a group, but nothing shows up even when I change line and fill visibility.

Are you using a 'scale' function to resize it? I've seen my kids try to drag things to size in various programs, and sometimes it does weird things. Or, they have accidentally scaled it in only 1 axis, or including the Z axis when they should have been working flat. When you scale it, it should keep the same perspective.

I scaled this to 525 mm tall in Rhino, and it looks good in Rhino & Inkscape, so hopefully this will work for you.

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Re: awkward file

Postby paul j exeter » Mon May 21, 2018 4:38 pm

Hi Tim..many thanks for your help....file opened at right size but still had the overlapping lines and even some extra circles this time....I did the CAD COMPRESS function followed by a CAD CLEAN and ended up with about a third of the original lines remaining....I might be missing something in the process perhaps....

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Re: awkward file

Postby beefy » Mon May 21, 2018 5:28 pm

A few of the lines/nodes were messed up but I think it's good now.

Set it to 525 mm high.

RABBIT PATCH 1.dxf

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Re: awkward file

Postby paul j exeter » Mon May 21, 2018 6:01 pm

Thanks beefy....i really appreciate it...I will give it a try and let you know the outcome...you guys rock

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Re: awkward file

Postby paul j exeter » Mon May 21, 2018 6:13 pm

Hi I just tried the file ...looks all good to cut...however the actual size comes out at 240mm and when I try to expand to the cut size required it leaves lines and curves out of the part....just to be clear the 2 required cut sizes are 525mm and 288mm on the big letters R.... you have made better progress than I have so far......many thanks

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Re: awkward file

Postby sphurley » Mon May 21, 2018 10:00 pm

525Rabbit.dxf
288Rabbit.dxf

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Re: awkward file

Postby paul j exeter » Mon May 21, 2018 11:12 pm

Hi Steve....thanks very much I will give it a crack ....I really appreciate your help

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Re: awkward file

Postby paul j exeter » Wed May 23, 2018 6:53 pm

Hi all....was all going well untill trying to generate the cutting code...error came up saying no entry on level 1....never encounted this before...any thoughts....thanks in advance

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Re: awkward file

Postby paul j exeter » Wed May 23, 2018 8:21 pm

Can anyone make this file cut ready ...I am unable to get this to generate a cut path worthy of using any materials....this thing is very frustarating...many thanks

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Re: awkward file

Postby sphurley » Wed May 23, 2018 10:43 pm

Fastcam is the CAM software, what is your machine? Mach3?
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Re: awkward file

Postby sphurley » Wed May 23, 2018 10:50 pm

Rabbit.png
The only issue I see is the small h.

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Re: awkward file

Postby paul j exeter » Thu May 24, 2018 1:56 am

Hi Steve...thanks for your help.
Correct the cam software is FASTCAM which also generates the path file and cutting g code..
This is the first time i have had this issue

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Re: awkward file

Postby sphurley » Thu May 24, 2018 8:06 pm

What gauge of metal? Where I see issues is the kerf width and overlapping. Might have to adjust the spacing between the letters and fix the h.
Let me know and I can try and tweak one.
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Re: awkward file

Postby paul j exeter » Fri May 25, 2018 3:14 am

HI Steve...cutting from 6mm steel
Really aprreciate your help

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Re: awkward file

Postby sphurley » Fri May 25, 2018 7:27 pm

525RabbitV3.dxf
Try this one. There "should" be inside and outside cuts

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Re: awkward file

Postby paul j exeter » Sat May 26, 2018 2:38 am

Thanks again I am very grateful for your help...will advise outcome

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Re: awkward file

Postby paul j exeter » Sun May 27, 2018 6:45 pm

Hi Steve...worked perfect your a plasma lengend....thanks heaps awesome work


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