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    Hello,

    I've been using Auto CAD 2000,

    and I am able to draw in 2D ,

    but if I am correct Ace Converter as well as other,
    dxf to g-code converters need all part drawn with Polylines,


    can I conver my circles and sqare lines ect.. to plines ??


    I get the following,

    Command: pedit
    Select polyline or [Multiple]:
    Object selected is not a polyline
    Select polyline or [Multiple]:

    or do I have to re-draw my file ???

    I tried to redraw but my circles look ok in CAD,

    but when I generate G-code with ACE I get.. what looks like and inverted arc,


    any help would be great !!!



    Thanks,

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    Wink

    Try this site www.tahlcam.com they have a complete CAM plug-in for 2 1/2 D programming inside AutoCAD 2000 and 2002. It will create what you want from the circles you draw. I think you will like it.

    Cheers,
    Jim
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    Last edited by cncadmin; 07-08-2003 at 10:00 AM.


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    Circles can't be plines, all lines can be joined into plines. Make sure when your drawing that the object is on 0,0,0.

    Thank You,
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    Jim,

    Thanks for taking the time,

    This really help me out, I am still new to this process you answered a lot of questions
    That I did not even know I had.


    Luis



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    Pedit will convert a line to a pline, if you just click on it first when you enter pedit.

    Boundary will take an enclosed area, delimitated by lines or arcs, and convert it into a single closed pline on the current layer. Very handy.

    Zeph



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    Thanks,

    Zephrant, I used the plug in that tahlinc recomended, and
    I go right from *.dwg to Gcode .. I love it !

    took me a few hours to get the hang of it,

    Luis,



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    Isn't that quite expensive?

    Gerry

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    well for the kind of stuff I'm doing, I can use the demo No Problem,

    Plus I did not have to learn anything new ( not that I mind but the ) *.dxf converter I was trying where not cutting it..... and I did not have the control that I have here.

    This lets me conver my current drawings ... ( dont have to redraw anything to Plines ) and go from *.dwg to Gcode in a few minutes ( not of this save to *.dxf then gcode )

    I did run into a few problem but not sure if its my doing or the software.. (for now I make sure I have my part to right scale before I start.

    I will be cutting mostly airplain parts... ( Ribs, ect...)


    I would give the demo a try !!!

    Specially if you already know CAD, and want to cut you time to convert G-CODE in half,

    If my projects where to grow past the 1000 line demo, I would still buy it.. My main hobby is RC Flying .. not CNC (sorry guys) anything to get me back in the air.....


    Luis,



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    Is the demo time restricted, or just 1000 line?

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    Just 1000 Lines,

    There is not time restriction,



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    You may want to take a look again, I just took a look and they must have lowered it, to a 500 line limit.



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    Hi fellows, TahlCAM does post 1000 lines with out time limit. The Website is slow catching up. I'll change it today.
    Cheers
    Jim
    TahlCAM developer.



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    Default Tahlcam Demo

    Originally posted by flyrc


    I would give the demo a try !!!

    I have been trying to find the link to the demo and so far haven't found it. Can someone point me in the right direction.

    TIA,
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    Thank You,
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    Thanks for the reply Paul, I tried that link and it doen't have the demo.

    Jim contacted me and I got the information from him.

    Thanks,
    Russ



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    tell me what you think of it.

    i need a program like this.. and i already know autocad 2000.

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    Ace doesn't need all polylines. Just save as rev 12 dxf and convert. It's that simple.

    I would like to try Tahlcam too. Could the author please Pm the info or post a link here?
    Eric

    I wish it wouldn't crash.


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    Balsaman,

    Im sure Jim will respond soon,

    he was a great help to me, after I finished my CNC,

    TahlCAM let me get up and going right a way,

    it solved all my CAD to G-code conversions questions/problems,
    almost over night.

    I've been away now for a while, day job keeping me busy

    ......

    not sure what driver you are using but I am running turbo cnc,
    and created a script to conver the post from TahlCAM to a file format that turbo cnc can ready ( It basicaly re-writes the header section on the post.
    ....

    Last edited by flyrc; 10-23-2003 at 02:05 AM.


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    I am here. We are in the process of moving the company to a larger building. If you what to try out TahlCAM call me at 520-883-1536.

    Jim Short
    www.tahlinc.com


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