Part Sizes in the DXF files

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Part Sizes in the DXF files

Post by CS-athon » Wed Nov 29, 2017 4:21 pm

Hi All,

Not sure if I'm doing something wrong here (quite possible as I'm new to DXF files and CAD) but when I import the CAD files into Freecad the total sheet is only 32mm.

I'm drawing a box around the parts on file 375 cut w spacers and the horizontal (X axis) is 36 mm, vertical (Y axis) is 20mm.

I thought maybe it was a units issue, importing an imperial into a metric application, but I had a friend import into 3d Studio Max and he said the same.

Is there a formula to increase the size by?

Glad I checked before sending to the laser cutter else I'd have ended up with a very small grinder.

Cheers
Adam

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Re: Part Sizes in the DXF files

Post by admin » Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:55 pm

Take a look at the metric file here: viewtopic.php?f=11&t=44
It takes an IEC standard motor.

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Re: Part Sizes in the DXF files

Post by CS-athon » Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:33 pm

Great, thanks Dan.

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