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    file to pdf

    is there a way to convert a 3d mcx to pdf ? what is the mcx file saved as to be converted?

    thanks

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    Re: file to pdf

    just download and install a pdf printer
    i use "Cute PDF Writer"
    And do B/W print for everything before going to paper.

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    Re: file to pdf

    i can't make the cute pdf work if i put the file on here can someone convert it please thank you.

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    Re: file to pdf

    Quote Originally Posted by greenxman72 View Post
    is there a way to convert a 3d mcx to pdf ? what is the mcx file saved as to be converted?

    thanks
    Technically, no ..... you cannot convert a Mastercam file to PDF

    You can do a print of the screen view using a PDF printer server

    Other data exchange formats :-
    DXF ==== good for 2D & 3D wireframe items ( ie lines, arcs, splines, dimensions, points and the like
    STEP === very good for sold models
    IGES === very good for solid models
    STL ....... no good for accurate models, OK for rendered shapes, ( tolerances can alter the shape ie a shere ends up looking like a polygon with triangle faces )

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    Re: file to pdf

    Quote Originally Posted by greenxman72 View Post
    is there a way to convert a 3d mcx to pdf ? what is the mcx file saved as to be converted?

    thanks
    I think he wants a 3D PDF. Yes there is such a thing, and it works well. What you need to do is download the free verisurf plug in. Then there is an option to export as 3D PDF.

    This is awesome stuff. Everyone should have them loaded.

    https://www.emastercam.com/forums/to...ools-for-2018/

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    Re: file to pdf

    It maters on what version of Mastercam you are running but as Avongil suggested there is a free tool called Verisurf tools that offers the 3D pdf printing. but it is not available for all versions so this why I ask. the link that he shared will get you say the last two version for 2017 and 2018. I do have the installs for many version before on my servers.

    Hope you got this worked out.
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    Re: file to pdf

    Hi there, have you found any solutions for the pdf files? To be honest it is a big problem. You know I'm working as a secretary in a company which is selling different pieces for different car marks. So every day I have to work with documents in pdf and sometimes our clients need a different format and I have to work again and so on. The great thing is that my boss has recently discovered this pdf-ocr.com site. There I have the possibility to convert the pdf files into online documents for free and very easily. I like it 'cause like this, I work quickly and make my boss happy hehe.

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