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    Can Someone Covert File To Gcode?

    Can Someone Convert A Pdf File To Gcode For Me Or Point Me In The Direction For A Program That Can? The File Is Pdf It Is A Solid Part .thanks Brian

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    A PDF file??? You will have to explane more. What is in the PDF file...text, graphics??

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    Do you mean an Adobe Acrobat .pdf file? If so, you should be able to simply cut and paste the text into a seperate, standard text file (notepad), save it as a .txt file, and you're done.

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    CNC Programming

    Hi,

    I can provide you with gcode for your machine. I do this type of work on a freelance basis.

    Email me your phone number and I will call you to discuss.

    Regards,

    James Walsh
    jamesgerardwalsh@yahoo.com

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    The problem with PDF files is they can contain both bitmaps and vector files, so you may be able to import/convert a vector file but if it is a bitmap you need to vectorize it first. hope this helps

    thanks
    Gazza

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    Some how you need to get a software that will recognize this format. Check into Mastercam, Espirit etc. Those programs have 'post processors' that can produce toolpaths to make the part.

    If the part is lines, points and arcs rather than 'surfaces', other cad/cam programs are available for much less. They also have post processors. A post processor is what manulipates the part toolpaths into the language the specific machine tool understands.

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    Hi Brian,

    if I understand correctly you have the "picture2 of a solid model as a *.pdf-file and want to create G-Code from it.
    I don't think it will be easy if possible at all, as the "Solid" is no Solid any more but a plain picture. Never mind if vector or bitmap, f you extract this from the pdf you will have a *.bmp file (or the like) which contains only the flat picture, no axis information. I have no idea if any of the available CAD/CAM programs will be able to convert a dot matrix (or vector) picture back to a solid model. Some programs can convert bmp-pictures to 3-D engraving data (taking the grey-value as Z-information) but I doubt very much this will give you anything like the desired result in your case.

    But I'm eager to learn if anything is out there which can do this.

    Peter

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    PDF to GCode

    Hello.

    Can you please send me the PDF-file, so I can see whats inside.
    Text, graphics, a cnc-prgram ?
    Maybe that I have an idea then.

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    Ottmar

    email: OPetry@camSol.de

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    Yeah, post this pdf file. If it is just a profile you have half a chance, but if it is a real shape and the pdf is showing an iso view then you need to model it or get the model from the pdf author.
    Regards, Ray in FLA
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    Ray Brandes, Ray-Vin.Com, PCB, FL 32408 USA

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    If the file is a .pdf (Adobe .pdf) file containing 2d views of a solid then there are raster to vector conversion programs that will convert pdf files to DXF. Just Google "pdf to dxf" and you will get a bunch of hits. I've tried a few of them and they seem to work well. You may even get lucky and not have to clean up the DXF file and just open it directly in your CAM software.

    On the other hand if you have one of the new 3D pdfs (U3D format) then you should be able to click "export data" when you are in interactive mode in the Acrobat 3D file. There are options for saving the file to IGES or STEP. Go to the Adobe website for info on Acrobat 3D files:

    http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat3d/

    Regards,

    Jeff

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    Dont know if this worked but here is the file. http://www.freefileupload.net/file.p...0113-026-A.pdf

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    I really only need the contoured part, the rest I can do. Thanks Brian

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