Help with 3D file

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Help with 3D file

Postby Buzz239 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 9:31 pm

I'm trying to CNC a base for telegraph key. I have drawn 2 dxf files of the base with QCAD. One with 3 projections and the other a three dimensional representation. When I convert the dxf file too Gcode (using the 3D dxf file), it comes out in 2 dimensions. Any help would be appreciated.
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Re: Help with 3D file

Postby andrew » Fri Jan 04, 2013 8:04 am

QCAD does not produce 3D output. The second drawing is an isometric projection of the object. The lines and ellipse arcs in the second drawing are still flat (2D). They are merely the result of applying a formula (isometric projection) to the coordinates of the original lines and arcs.

Generally speaking, if you are only using two axis in any application (X,Y) and there is no third axis involved (Z), you are working in 2D space.
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