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by TomWS
Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: Surprising Edit Start Point behavior
Replies: 7
Views: 226

Re: Surprising Edit Start Point behavior

I agree with your conclusion and can deal with the behavior (now that I know it's 'normal'), but I wonder if this specific behavior should be documented somehow (Tips and Tricks?) to help others who might find it as 'surprising' as I did.
by TomWS
Tue Jun 16, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: Surprising Edit Start Point behavior
Replies: 7
Views: 226

Re: Surprising Edit Start Point behavior

I've attached a simple job file and the svg source just in case. When you open the job file you'll see two cutting operations, the first is the lower section with its 'start', S1, indicated on the left, implying that the cut is anti-clockwise. The second cutting operation has its 'start' indicated o...
by TomWS
Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: Surprising Edit Start Point behavior
Replies: 7
Views: 226

Re: Surprising Edit Start Point behavior

Yes, I can post it, but I won't be able to do it until Tuesday morning East Coast US time. Just the Job file?

I think I can create a very simple design that will demonstrate the behavior, but I'll post something tomorrow for sure.
by TomWS
Sun Jun 14, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: Surprising Edit Start Point behavior
Replies: 7
Views: 226

Surprising Edit Start Point behavior

While working on a Plasma project that required indexing a design that spanned multiple table sizes, I discovered a surprising behavior with Edit Start Points. I'm posting here to see if anyone else had noticed this, I didn't see it reported anywhere. Since my design (Created in Inkscape) spans mult...
by TomWS
Wed May 20, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: Odd Gaps in imported DXF
Replies: 7
Views: 229

Re: Odd Gaps in imported DXF

Thanks for the additional info, I appreciate it!
by TomWS
Tue May 19, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: Odd Gaps in imported DXF
Replies: 7
Views: 229

Re: Odd Gaps in imported DXF

Les, yes, Solid Edge offered the option to set DXF version (12,13,14) on output. I set it to V12 and, voila! SheetCam is happy once again! Thanks, hopefully there aren't any downsides to this. This plate is pretty simple, so I don't expect an issue here... I'm just wondering if I have a pattern with...
by TomWS
Tue May 19, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: Odd Gaps in imported DXF
Replies: 7
Views: 229

Re: Odd Gaps in imported DXF

Les Newell wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 5:31 pm
In Solid Edge do you have an option to set the dxf version? If so, set it to the earliest you can find. V12 is good if they have it.
Thanks for looking at this! I'll check out the version control and let you know...
by TomWS
Sun May 17, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: Odd Gaps in imported DXF
Replies: 7
Views: 229

Re: Odd Gaps in imported DXF

One other odd thing I noticed is that of the four gaps, two are one length and the other two are another length and both lengths appear to be proportional to the length of the segment seeming like some gross scaling error on splines...
by TomWS
Sun May 17, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: Odd Gaps in imported DXF
Replies: 7
Views: 229

Re: Odd Gaps in imported DXF

I've since loaded the file also into FreeCad and QCad, both of them 'see' the complete perimeter without a problem. I also imported into CamBam, selected all the segments in the outer perimeter, did a join, which created a single polyline, exported to a new DXF and this was accepted as a closed cont...
by TomWS
Sun May 17, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: Odd Gaps in imported DXF
Replies: 7
Views: 229

Odd Gaps in imported DXF

I have a DXF of a sheet metal part that I exported from Solid Edge 2020. I imported into SheetCam and there are four very wide gaps on the perimeter. However, if I import the same DXF into other programs, Inkscape, Sketchup, CamBam, there are no gaps and the path is complete. I've attached the DXF a...