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Thermwood and circle top.

Postby Terry Davis » Wed, Mar 05 2008, 1:53PM

We are trying to cut out a 48" dia. table top out of 1 1/8 material. We are sending this to the machine as a DXF file when loading and selecting my material I get an error that says"The material selected for the Dxf part D:\ -part name- has the incorrect thickness the required thickness required is 0.0000. The dxf will not be in the nest" I've tried everything even making a new dxf template, if I change that circle to a square it nests perfectly.

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Re: Thermwood and circle top.

Postby David Hall » Wed, Mar 05 2008, 2:06PM

Try breaking the circle into at least two arcs. Circles are assumed to be for drilling only, therefore CN doesn't see anything on the outline layer.

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Re: Thermwood and circle top.

Postby Terry Davis » Wed, Mar 05 2008, 2:11PM

When I break the circle into arcs I get the error " A common close point was not found for an outline operation" if I remember right all outlines have to be a closed entity.

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Re: Thermwood and circle top.

Postby David Hall » Wed, Mar 05 2008, 3:03PM

Perhaps I should have been more specific.

Two arcs, each 180 degrees with the same radius and same center point arranged such that they create a closed circle.

Like the one attached.

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Re: Thermwood and circle top.

Postby Todd Miller » Wed, Mar 05 2008, 3:10PM

Control Nesting(CN) needs an endpoint to start from.

Terry,
Yes, all outlines need to be close entities. A square is a closed entity and has 8 endpoints (startpoints) for CN to start from. The circle you are using has zero endpoints. Like David said, break the circle into 2 pieces, and you should be fine. If you need further assistance with your dxf file. Post it, and I will take a look at it.

Note: Make sure you are running the latest version of control nesting. We are up to Version 5.38

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Re: Thermwood and circle top.

Postby Terry Davis » Wed, Mar 05 2008, 3:53PM

Thanks guys got it working, I was using the break command to break the circle, once I used two arcs it was fine!


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