Good morning folks. I have been struggling with an issue to create a G-code from
an AutoCAD desktop 3D model of a 1911 pistal grip saved as a DXF file. I am new
at this and have a CNC 6040 3 axis routing machine. I have tried to load the DXF
file as an import but the file is not recognized by the Mach3 software. I have
downloaded a lisp comand for my AutoiCAD program which is supposed to generate a
G-code within Autocad but It doesnt recongnized some 3D elements. I am having a
dificult time getting the generater to read a "mesh" 3D form to generate a
G-code. I hope this doesnt sound all too confusing... the bottom line is I cant
seem to get a G-code out of a 3D CAD form.... has anyone had a similiar
problem and has found a way to generate smoothly a G-code from an AutoCAD 3D
form? I would apreciate some assitance with this mater.
here is the DFX 3d Im trying to edit now. I just cant seem to get a G-code or recognizable "object". (The DXF file was too large so I am attaching it as a dwg)
fyi; here is a comment I got from a CNC FORUM
"If it's a solid model, export it as an .stl and import the .stl into a 3D CAM
program. Very few CAM programs can read a .dxf of a 3D solid.
a CAM program like MeshCAM or Cut3D, or CamBam.
I'm still having trouble with that file to read solid objects. Here is another file. Hope you still have a chance to see this.
Thats what I am finding out that they are not watertight. Is there a way to make them watertight ? These where some grips I downloaded from a CNC web site... trying to make some grips on this used 3 axis router i have and been struggling with g-code.