Break up a large DXF into small DXFs?

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Break up a large DXF into small DXFs?

Postby amhoov » Fri Jul 17, 2009 1:43 am

I'm working with a laser, the software for which can import DXF files for cutting. However, the cutting field of the laser is smaller than the size of the drawing.

I'd like to be able to break a large DXF up into smaller "tile" DXF files using a regular grid and then use those tiles to cut out the larger parts.

Can anyone tell me if something like this possible with dxflib (or QCAD)?

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Postby Gooserider » Thu Aug 20, 2009 3:43 am

I am guessing here, but if nothing else, I'd think you could "brute force" it... Something like

1. Add a layer and draw an appropriately sized grid on it.

2. Using the grid to make a selection window, copy the contents of each grid section into a new drawing

3. Delete / hide the lines from the grid layer...


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