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barryfmi
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Autocad LT drawings into CNC programs

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01-31-2002 12:56 AM
Can anyone tell me how or where to go to find out how to convert Autocad LT drawings into programs our CNC machining centers can use? Autocad assured me it would do this when we bought it. I just can't seem to find any info on it.Thanks
*Saadallah, Dean
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Re: Autocad LT drawings into CNC programs

01-31-2002 02:20 AM in reply to: barryfmi
What file format do your CNC machining centers need?

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Dean Saadallah
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"barryfmi" wrote in message
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> Can anyone tell me how or where to go to find out how to convert Autocad
LT drawings into programs our CNC machining centers can use? Autocad assured
me it would do this when we bought it. I just can't seem to find any info on
it.Thanks
>
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barryfmi
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01-31-2002 11:07 PM in reply to: barryfmi
I'm told they use text file format. We currently use ProComm Plus for communications. MS-Dos text with line breaksis their favorite.
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barryfmi
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01-31-2002 11:08 PM in reply to: barryfmi
I'm told they use text file format. We currently use ProComm Plus for communications. MS-Dos text with line breaksis their favorite.
*Saadallah, Dean
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02-01-2002 02:06 AM in reply to: barryfmi
All DXF files are text files, which version is likely to be supported you
would need to find out. R12DXF, using the SAVEAS command, is as low as you
go, and tends to be compatible with most programs that claim DXF
compatibility.

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Dean Saadallah
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"barryfmi" wrote in message
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> I'm told they use text file format. We currently use ProComm Plus for
communications. MS-Dos text with line breaksis their favorite.
>
*Rudolph, Dietmar
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Re: Autocad LT drawings into CNC programs

02-03-2002 05:59 PM in reply to: barryfmi
>Can anyone tell me how or where to go to find out how to convert Autocad LT drawings into programs our CNC machining centers can use? Autocad assured me it would do this when we bought it. I just can't seem to find any info on it.Thanks


Barry,

You cannot convert AutoCAD drawings into CNC programs without using
additional software which takes the drawing geometry and creates the
corresponding NC instructions (which differ from machine to machine).
You need (and probably have) an NC-generation program. To transfer
your drawings into this programming system, you will use a file format
both programs (AutoCAD and the NC-programming system) know. This could
be DWG, but it is very liekly that it's DXF. Every NC-programming
system in the world can read DXF files, but you may need to experiment
a bit about which version of DXF works best. You select the DXF
version to write using AutoCAD's saveAs or DXFout dialogs.


Dietmar Rudolph

President, CR/LF GmbH, http://www.crlf.de
Vice-President Europe, CADLock, Inc. http://www.cadlock.com
Member of the Autodesk Discussion Forum Moderator Program

Author, "Mastering AutoCAD 2000 Objects", http://www.crlf.de/Verlag/PublishingServices.html
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JohnWeeks
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Registered: ‎03-05-2002
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Re: Autocad LT drawings into CNC programs

03-05-2002 05:12 AM in reply to: barryfmi
Well Barry,

I believe Autodesk must have miss led you... We here also use a CNC machine to generate parts. We have to draw the parts, export them in DXF form, and then put that file into another program (we use Mastercam) to create the NC code for the machine. If AutoCAD generated the NC code we would not have bought the extra $8000 in software from mastercam...
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nagarajamadivala
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Re: Autocad LT drawings into CNC programs

08-05-2013 05:27 AM in reply to: barryfmi

use turbonest software (hyperthrm)

for 2d autocad drawing to cnc (funuc) programme

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nagarajamadivala
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08-05-2013 05:32 AM in reply to: barryfmi
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