Another (probably) stupid question…I draw up my project on autocad and it saves as dwg. file. how do I convert it to svg file so I can use makercam or carbide create?
Start here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/dxf-svg-convert/ — A dxf to svg converter. Can be used to create pure svg files or Inkscape svg files with extra information like layers.
Also see a suggested program: http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=152775 from http://www.inkscapeforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=3208#p14977
Apparently however, OpenOffice Draw will open a DXF and save out an SVG: http://www.britishideas.com/2008/09/07/importing-dxf-files-into-inkscape/