DXF files again

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Postby Larry Epplin » Tue, Oct 18 2005, 3:52PM

I just read your first post and realized you wanted to use a 6mm tool. I believe the actual tool diameter is 6.22mm so you can change the layer name to 'pocket z4p0 d6p22' and it should then choose the correct tool for you.

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Postby David Hall » Tue, Oct 18 2005, 4:00PM

Here's what I was talking about with the overlapping dados. Many of your lines were still chained to the wrong lines. I use the \"chain select\" command on each dado to ensure it has only 4 lines and doesn't connect to any other lines in the drawing.

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Postby David Hall » Tue, Oct 18 2005, 4:08PM

Larry,
Wow! Talk about being on the same wavelength. If it weren't for the different layer names, I don't think you could tell our drawings apart from each other.

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Postby Larry Epplin » Tue, Oct 18 2005, 4:13PM

I just noticed that! You make a great point as well. When lines from different 'intended' operations are connected it screws up the algorithm in place for optimizing the DXF data. It is always good practice to keep all the entity's end points connected to only the other entities that are part of that particular operation. Nice work Dave!

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Postby Paul Ford » Tue, Oct 18 2005, 5:20PM

Hi Guys,
Thank you all very much for all the help you have given me with this and also for basically doing the job for me!! I still learned alot from what you told me to do and it is very much appreciated the time you have all put into this for me. It looks great!!
Thanks,


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