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    Default DXF in Lazycam to Mach 3 Issues

    I'm having issues with importing my .dxf files into Mach 3 after I put it into Lazycam. The .DXF files I import into lazycam but when I try to load it into Mach 3 with either .DXF or G code it will not show up the way it should. Could anybody help me out as far as what im doing wrong or maybe help me out?

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    Default Try Older dxf format

    Sometimes I have found that saving my files as older versions of dxf fixes problems. Try saving you file as Autocad 2000 dxf or as far back as you can go. (Not sure where you are getting your dxf from)



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    I'm creating my design in Google Sketchup 8 then saving it as an older version of Sketchup (Sketchup 5 pro). I then open it up in Sketchup 5 and then export the 3D model as a .DXF file. I would supply the file but the forum says that the file is too large to add as an attachment. hope that helps.



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    LazyCAM can't open 3D .dxf files.

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    No wonder it wasn't working, haha. any suggestions on how to export the designs out of Sketchup so I can send the designs to my cnc machine?



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    I'm having an issue with Lazycam. When I load the DXF, there seems to be a very small gap that should not be there. Anybody else ever have this issue and if so what can be done to fix it. Thanks



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    Mammoth - Can you post the DXF so we can look at it?



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    Default about the tool compensation

    Quote Originally Posted by Splinter120704 View Post
    I'm having issues with importing my .dxf files into Mach 3 after I put it into Lazycam. The .DXF files I import into lazycam but when I try to load it into Mach 3 with either .DXF or G code it will not show up the way it should. Could anybody help me out as far as what im doing wrong or maybe help me out?
    Hi,
    want to mill cut a circular groove of OD .750"/ID .500"/DEEP .125" on a 1"x1" SQ. The lazycam of Mach3 post the g code as follow:
    Question: how to get the tool compensation of end mill of diameter 1/16 for both circles?


    N5 (File Name = test on Monday, April 30, 2012)
    N10 (Default Mill Post)
    N15 G90.1
    N20 G0 Z1.0000
    N25 M3
    N30 X0.2500 Y0.0000
    N35 Z0.1000
    N40 G1 Z0.0000 F60.00
    N45 G2 I0.0000 J0.0000
    N50 G0 Z1.0000
    N55 X0.3750
    N60 Z0.1000
    N65 G1 Z0.0000
    N70 G2 I0.0000 J0.0000
    N75 G0 Z1.0000
    N80 X0.5000 Y0.5000
    N85 Z0.1000
    N90 G1 Z0.0000
    N95 Y-0.5000
    N100 G0 Z1.0000
    N105 X-0.5000 Y0.5000
    N110 Z0.0000
    N115 G1 X0.5000
    N120 G0 Z1.0000
    N125 X-0.5000 Y-0.5000
    N130 Z0.0000
    N135 G1 Y0.5000
    N140 G0 Z1.0000
    N145 X0.5000 Y-0.5000
    N150 Z0.0000
    N155 G1 X-0.5000
    N160 G0 Z1.0000
    N165 M5
    N170 M30

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