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JimSteinmeyer
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bend lines in export face

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02-08-2012 11:29 AM

When I use "export face as" to create a DXF file for our lazer table I loose the bend lines in the DXF. Is there a way to retain the lines in order to have the lazer scribe the bend lines for us?

 

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Re: bend lines in export face

02-09-2012 02:17 AM in reply to: JimSteinmeyer

Rigth-click over the Flat Pattern browser icon and choose Save Copy As (SAT; DXF or DWG)

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Re: bend lines in export face

02-09-2012 08:17 AM in reply to: MariaManuela

Maria,

When I exportede the file this way it not only gave me the bend lines but also included the lines on both sides of the bend and placed points at all intersections which would cause problems in the torch pattern. I did save it as a 2004 dxf. does it make a difference which year of dxf I use? I am usnig Inventor 2012.

 

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Jim

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Re: bend lines in export face

02-09-2012 08:58 AM in reply to: JimSteinmeyer

That lines on both sides of the bend are the Tangent Lines.

During Save Copy As you can set some parameters. Try put Off the visibility of some layers.

In the latter case you can always adjust the DXF file in Autocad.

 

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Re: bend lines in export face

02-09-2012 09:48 AM in reply to: MariaManuela

Thank you,

For the life of me I couldn't think of the term for tangent lline.

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