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Old Jan 29, 2013, 02:05 PM
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Hi guys, I'm trying to transfer foam templates into inventor or auto cad to make a wing. Question is there a detailed out line on how to do this process? I'm trying to create G code.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 02:24 PM
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You can export to DXF if you purchased that module. You should be able to play with it all you want in CAD after that. There is also a gen CNC function, but I haven't used it so I cant help you there.

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Old Jan 29, 2013, 02:32 PM
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Now one thing I'm haveing to do to be able to play with it is move the file to another computer, is that possable?
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 03:35 PM
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Now one thing I'm haveing to do to be able to play with it is move the file to another computer, is that possable?
Toss it on a thumb drive or e-mail it to yourself and you should be set in that department!

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Old Jan 29, 2013, 07:15 PM
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Toss it on a thumb drive or e-mail it to yourself and you should be set in that department!

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Thanks man I'll try that. Let you know how it goes.
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Old Feb 05, 2013, 01:22 PM
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Hi guys. Next question for you, can I make a dwg. file? If so how?
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Old Feb 05, 2013, 02:27 PM
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I believe it will only export to DXF. But if you need it in DWG and don't have access to Autocad there are some free conversion programs out there.

Or you could send me the DXF and I can convert it for you.

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Old Feb 09, 2013, 10:12 AM
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Okay guys, I tried the DWG. and the DXF. to no a-vale in CAD. I can see the foil and move the foil but doesn't recognize the foil to were I can put a tool path on it. It needs to be an entity. Any help would be great.
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Old Feb 09, 2013, 10:33 AM
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Old Feb 19, 2013, 04:37 PM
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what foam cutting program are you using?
a work around if you can see the airfoil in your cad program just trace it then delete the imported filej
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Old Feb 19, 2013, 11:39 PM
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I think that is what it is going to come down to Don. Tomorrow night a buddy who is a CAD genies is going to try and help me out.
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