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Old 03-23-2013, 08:55 PM
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Bend Tech SM and a Torchmate

What is the best way to save a file to be cut out on a Torchmate?
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Old 03-23-2013, 09:32 PM
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Old 03-23-2013, 10:27 PM
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I know .DXF but it seemed to have all the bend lines the the torchmate wanted to cut them out?
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Old 03-23-2013, 10:28 PM
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Save it as outlines only, it should prompt you when you go to export the file.
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Old 03-23-2013, 11:08 PM
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Save it as outlines only, it should prompt you when you go to export the file.
It does not ask that, it only give the option of polylines or lines,arcs,texts.
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Old 03-25-2013, 01:44 PM
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This is taken out of this months newsletter:

Many customers are creating their plate and sheet metal parts in Bend-Tech SM (or the SM module) and are in need of sending their design via a dxf file to a CAM system for cutting on a plasma table or laser. If this is something you will need to do, here are the steps:

1. Create the part in Bend-Tech SM as normal.
2. Select the File pull-down menu and then Export -> Data (.dxf).
You may also select the Export button located under the Tools tab.
3. Select the name and save location for the file in the Export DXF File dialog and then select Save.
4. On the Plate Export dialog (shown below), select the Path (Polylines) method for CAM software (this is the default method).
5. Select the OK button to finish the export.


Note: Using the Current Display setting under the What to Export section will export any and all features currently displayed.

The newsletter (March 2013) also shows a frame shot.
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looks like the upgrade made all the difference.
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Old 04-08-2013, 08:06 PM
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looks like the upgrade made all the difference.
We are working on a patch for 6.3.2 and it will have a automatic method to get to the dxf file and remove all the bend lines.
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We are working on a patch for 6.3.2 and it will have a automatic method to get to the dxf file and remove all the bend lines.
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