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Will not load correctly in sheetcam

Post by Joe243672 » Sat Apr 23, 2022 5:54 pm

Can someone tell me why shhetcam makes this file completly diffrent when i import it over. i cannot get it to load to be able to cut it
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Re: Will not load correctly in sheetcam

Post by Blackslacks » Sat Apr 23, 2022 8:42 pm

Whats "completely different"? Where are you importing from? It loads for me.

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Re: Will not load correctly in sheetcam

Post by FabLab » Sat Apr 23, 2022 9:29 pm

It loads for me as well at a 1:1 scale the entire job is roughly 68 x 40

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Re: Will not load correctly in sheetcam

Post by adbuch » Sun Apr 24, 2022 3:10 am

I agree with those above - this looks like a nice clean file which should load into Sheetcam fine. I have gone ahead and linked your file to eliminate unwanted intersections. This has sometimes been a problem in the past, so try this one to see if it makes any difference for you.
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Re: Will not load correctly in sheetcam

Post by Joe243672 » Wed Apr 27, 2022 9:11 pm

i finally got it to load my sheetcam was adding large and small circles all over it ive been having alot of problems with everything i do from inkscape. i have to try and save a feww diffrent times and using diffrent file extensions to get to load correctly
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Re: Will not load correctly in sheetcam

Post by adbuch » Wed Apr 27, 2022 11:54 pm

Did you create this drawing using Inkscape? If so - then you've got a lot more patience than I do. There are other programs which are easier to use for these types of mechanical drawings. Did you try loading the dxf I provided above to Sheetcam? That file was exported as dxf from Design Edge, so Inkscape should have no influence on the quality or integrity of the file. Let me know if mine worked for you.

LightBurn is also a great tool for converting svg to dxf, and it automatically links/joins the file before exporting.

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Re: Will not load correctly in sheetcam

Post by Les Newell » Thu Apr 28, 2022 7:29 am

What version of SheetCam are you using? Some older versions could create circles in some drawings.

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Re: Will not load correctly in sheetcam

Post by TJS » Thu Apr 28, 2022 7:40 am

adbuch wrote:
Wed Apr 27, 2022 11:54 pm
Did you create this drawing using Inkscape? If so - then you've got a lot more patience than I do. There are other programs which are easier to use for these types of mechanical drawings. Did you try loading the dxf I provided above to Sheetcam? That file was exported as dxf from Design Edge, so Inkscape should have no influence on the quality or integrity of the file. Let me know if mine worked for you.

LightBurn is also a great tool for converting svg to dxf, and it automatically links/joins the file before exporting.

David
David,
What do you use for mechanical drawings like this. I only use Inskscape and as you stated to make a file like that would take me a long time.
Thanks.
T.J.

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Re: Will not load correctly in sheetcam

Post by adbuch » Thu Apr 28, 2022 8:35 am

I would be using either AutoCad or Bricscad. AutoCad Rel. 14 or Bricscad V20. My copy of BricsCad V20 is pretty new and runs on Windows 10. My AutoCad 14 is from the late 90's and runs on my Windows 2000 pc. But it is still very useful and I like it better than BricsCad.

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Re: Will not load correctly in sheetcam

Post by adbuch » Thu Apr 28, 2022 8:42 am

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