Thread: Help! .dxf to .dat file
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 03:35 AM
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I don't think you want a .dat file. The .dat format is not standardized.
What you really need is the gcode file. Often listed as a .nc, Mach3 also supports a few other formats.
This code is generated by cam software. There are some demo programs, that are limited. Some of the cheaper software is also very limited in the tool paths available. So what your looking for is software that can generate the gcode, with a postprocessor for Mach3, and has the type of tool paths you need.
He should have some software, or he would have a hard time using the machine.
If you have trouble getting software, I could generate the gcode for you. Since it is custom for what your doing, and the machine its being used with, it would take many questions to get it done.
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