I have a Shapeoko 3 that I just cut my first aluminum parts on this past week. That went really well.
Now my problem is that the robotics team I coach is used to using PTC Creo as their 3D CAD package. The one student figured out how to export a DXF from Creo but when I go to suck it into Carbide Create I get a message that there are 0 elements and nothing shows up.
I played with it and used a number of different options such as:
Export splines as polylines
Use DXF version 2013, 2010, or 2000
Export Sheet as “Model space” or as "paper space"
a few others I don’t remember
Nothing seemed to work.
Now I installed Inkscape and used it to import the DXF and then save as an SVG. That helped a little in that I can see the curved lines now - i.e. the holes and the ends of a slot. But it doesn’t show any of the straight lines that make the outline of the object.
So - has anyone been sucessful in exporting a DXF from Creo and into Carbide Create? If so - what’s the magic formula i’m missing??