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  1. #1
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    Hotwire Cutter Question (DXF Problem)

    Hello there. So i buildt myself an hotwire cutter.

    Now i build it larger then needed.so i have space for future proejcts.

    Now i would like to create a DXF or something else that shows the full workarea.
    The standart size plates i need. and what the machine should cut.

    Like so



    As you can see in the pictures i would only like to cut the blue lines.
    Red and Black would be only there to define Workspace and outlines.

    The prolem is the machine want´s to cut every line.

    Is there any way to get this to work ?

  2. #2
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    Re: Hotwire Cutter Question (DXF Problem)

    if you export all to g-code then eeverything will be cut. Simpe as that. So first: draw in proper coordinate sys (x, y, z), then export only desired line to g-code and position shoud be taken from drawing (depends of program you draw and-or shoud be adjusted somewere).
    Suggesting that prolongate the end and starting point like 5-10mm so wire will come out of the material.

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    Re: Hotwire Cutter Question (DXF Problem)

    Would you have any suggestion for a Programm that works like you said ?
    And thanks for the Input

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    Re: Hotwire Cutter Question (DXF Problem)

    you can use F360 or anny other program you familiar with. Only important thing is that exact position must be stored in dxf file.

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    Re: Hotwire Cutter Question (DXF Problem)

    Thanks so i have to get to know how to save the exact position. Tried some things but didnt work.

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