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DFT to DXF conversion error

Creator
Creator

Hi all,

I'm trying to convert my .dft files to .dxf, as the software used for my school's Laser cutter is 2D Design V2 from Techsoft. The only file type which 2D Design can import which ST9 can export is .dxf.

 

I've used the 'save as translated' function to get to .dxf, which seemed to work fine. However, when I opened the .dxf file with 2D Design, nearly all curves were not present in this file. This is for my final exam piece, which has now been halted because I'm unable to cut the parts I need.

 

I tried a simple .jpg export to bring into 2D Design, but this ruins the overall shape of the parts to the extent that they wouldn't fit together properly. 

Does anyone have any better ideas for exporting to this file type?

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Re: DFT to DXF conversion error

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

If you import the DXF back into Solid Edge, are the curves present?  If so, then it is an issue with Techsoft, if not you, may need to change the export options in SE.



Ken
Production: ST10 MP9, Testing: SE 2019
http://Grundey.blogspot.com

Re: DFT to DXF conversion error

Creator
Creator

Hello Grundey, 

I checked the .dxf files by opening them as drafts back in SE - the curves were indeed present.

This is actually quite irritating because it would probably have been easier to solve had the problem bee SE related. I'll have to look into how to solve this in 2D Design so I can get it done.

Thanks for your help.

Re: DFT to DXF conversion error

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

When you say "curves" are the arcs or b-spline curves?  Perhaps 2D Design does not support b-splines...



Ken
Production: ST10 MP9, Testing: SE 2019
http://Grundey.blogspot.com