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DXF Size problem

Postby Stephen Tinkler » Wed, Jan 27 2010, 6:29AM

Hi
I have imported the Thermwood sample DXF.file into the contour mode of the part editor but it is very small 20mm x 20mm how do we bring this up to its true size?
This is first time we have used a DXF.file , we have a job in to work on in DXF and this file opens the same.

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Re: DXF Size problem

Postby Kerry Fullington » Wed, Jan 27 2010, 7:29AM

Stephan,

What is the file and what size is it supposed to be?

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Re: DXF Size problem

Postby Stephen Tinkler » Wed, Jan 27 2010, 8:10AM

Hi Kerry
The file is the sample file in the control nesting manual under DXF, as for the size we do not know when opened up it measures 20mm x 20mm, we have a job in to work on in DXF and this file opens the same but this job is 62mm high x 55mm wide, the true size of the job is the size of a internal house door which is about 2050mm high x 850 wide.

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Re: DXF Size problem

Postby Paul Ellis » Wed, Jan 27 2010, 9:43AM

Stephen,
I have not tested this, but I remember reading in a previous post that when you import DXF, your global unit of measure should be set to imperial (inches) and not metric. After importing you can then change back to metric.
Try that - it's worth a shot!
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Re: DXF Size problem

Postby Stephen Tinkler » Wed, Jan 27 2010, 11:24AM

Hi
Just tried that Paul and it worked, but its twice as big as it should be?

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Re: DXF Size problem

Postby Kerry Fullington » Wed, Jan 27 2010, 1:23PM

Stephan,

Post the .dxf that you are trying to import. I drew a simple 4" square, saved it as a .dxf and imported it and it was correct.

I set eCabinets to metric and imported my .dxf and it imported it as 4 mm
I think there is definitely a bug here.
Maybe one of the eCab guys can shed some light on this.

Kerry

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Re: DXF Size problem

Postby Ryan Callahan » Wed, Jan 27 2010, 3:50PM

Stephen,

It seems there is an issue with unit conversion and Contour DXF.

I have an issue in for it now. Feel free to post your dxf and I will use it to help verify the problem is resolved.
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Re: DXF Size problem

Postby Rick Deskins » Wed, Jan 27 2010, 4:56PM

Do to the limitation of the dxf import dll, users must import the dxf into ecabinets with the same dim mode that the dxf was created in.
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Re: DXF Size problem

Postby Stephen Tinkler » Thu, Jan 28 2010, 9:13AM

Rick/Ryan
How can I find out the same dim mode that the dxf was created in,and what is the DXF import dll?

Ryan I have emailed you the one of the DXF we are using.

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Re: DXF Size problem

Postby Kerry Fullington » Thu, Jan 28 2010, 2:08PM

Stephen.

I think he means that if the file was created using inches and fractions you must use inches and fractions to import it, if it was created using metric then you must import using metric etc.

a .dll file is a dynamic link library file

"A Dynamic Link Library (DLL) is a file of code containing functions that can be called from other executable code (either an application or another DLL). Programmers use DLLs to provide code that they can reuse and to parcel out distinct jobs. Unlike an executable (EXE) file, a DLL cannot be directly run. DLLs must be called from other code that is already executing."

and this is more information than we need to know :D

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Re: DXF Size problem

Postby Stephen Tinkler » Sat, Jan 30 2010, 5:12AM

Thanks kerry that was helpfull but still :?

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Re: DXF Size problem

Postby Kerry Fullington » Sat, Jan 30 2010, 10:08AM

Stephen,

Send me the .dxf you are trying to import and I will see if I can get it to work.

kerry@kerryfullington.com

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Re: DXF Size problem

Postby Stephen Tinkler » Mon, Feb 01 2010, 4:41AM

HI Kerry I have emailed the file to you

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Re: DXF Size problem

Postby Kerry Fullington » Mon, Feb 01 2010, 8:45AM

Stephen,

I emailed you a file to try. Let me know if it came out the correct size.


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