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DFX import

Postby leigh mills » Fri, May 09 2008, 5:51AM

Hi Guys

I am trying to bring in a DFX File which I can do, but when bringing it in the shape manager there isnt a way to rotate the part, so is there a way of doing this? Also when I take the DFX file into the line drawing editor I can then rotate but I cant then save the file again so I can use the rotated version within the shape manager, so again is there a way around this?

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Re: DFX import

Postby DanEpps » Fri, May 09 2008, 6:03AM

You can rotate geometry (DXF in this case) using the Mirror icon on the menu bar in Contour Mode of the Part Editor.

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Re: DFX import

Postby leigh mills » Fri, May 09 2008, 6:13AM

Hi Dan how you doin,

The problem Im having though is I want to rotate 90° and using the mirror will only flip the image. Is there another way of doing it?

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Re: DFX import

Postby DanEpps » Fri, May 09 2008, 6:54AM

Ahhhh...gotcha.

Since you cannot rotate parts in the Part Editor, you will have to reorient the DXF in and external CAD program.

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Re: DFX import

Postby leigh mills » Fri, May 09 2008, 7:08AM

Ye I thought this was the case, thanks Dan

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Re: DFX import

Postby Scott G Vaal » Fri, May 09 2008, 7:48AM

Gentlemen,

There is actually a very simple way to rotate any geometry 90 degrees (or others too) in eCabinet Systems by using the mirror functionality. (View my attached jpg and it will make sense) But the short of it is:
1.) Make a line that is 45 degrees some where (near the geometry, in the middle of it or even a 45 line that is within it already, does not matter)
2.) Select the geometry you want to rotate (the chain select method is handy for this)
3.) Select mirror, chose the line mirror option, select the 45 line and you have your 90 degree rotate.

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Re: DFX import

Postby DanEpps » Fri, May 09 2008, 7:53AM

Well shiver me timbers...I knew it could be done but I just didn't have enough coffee coursing through the veins yet. :beer:

It sure would be nice to have a rotate option to go along with mirroring, moving, copying and offseting. :wink: :wink:

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Re: DFX import

Postby leigh mills » Fri, May 09 2008, 9:39AM

That is very good to know, thanks you very much

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Re: DFX import

Postby Mike Seisser » Fri, May 09 2008, 10:58AM

Scott beat me to it. :cry:
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