I'm new to CorelDraw , I use CNC plasma machine for mild steel cutting, usually it was abt just normal shapes of orders i had ,but now I'm willing to cut design patterns for grill/jali for decorative purpose in mild thickness (from 1mm to 5mm).such patterns are only can be drawn & scaled easily in coral draw. our machine requires a Dxf format file for cutting process hence I'm doing the same after shaping and scaling accg. to requirement in CorelDraw.
my problem is when i do this conversion from CorelDraw to dxf , the drawn object is seen drawn with so many dots like lines to form a desired shape and this object file is giving jerks on every point of shape ,what i require is to minimize these dots used while drawing the particular shape so that i get a shape drawn with less points to avoid the jerks while cutting it.
PLEASE ..SUGGEST ME REGARDING IT
does the shape already have many nodes to begin with? If so, grab the shape tool, select the shape, cntrl+a, move the slider to reduce the nodes
export to DXF
There are some commercial add-ons (not free) for coreldraw that export using different DXF algorithms. "Curve libraries" are used and other things to have a cleaner DXF.
These ones: http://macromonster.com/?s=dxf&post_type=product
and ecut too.
I'm happy to try a free test for you for both of these on your own file. contact me here to arrange a conversion. Then you can see if the DXF is working better with your cutter.
Is DXFTool limited to use with CorelDRAW X6?
I don't do DXF export for a living, but from my very limited observations, CorelDRAW's native capabilities are really weak there.
Eskimo said:Is DXFTool limited to use with CorelDRAW X6?
Eskimo said:I don't do DXF export for a living, but from my very limited observations, CorelDRAW's native capabilities are really weak there.
I think the intention was to get art out of coreldraw in a fairly compatible way. The problem is that for manufacturing things, the result isn't optimal. Kind of like WMF exports.
The use of DWG kind of took off for awhile. We found it simple to send a PDF letting the output file be screened by the device user.
The real issue being that there is no standard DXF, DWG or CAD formats. Almost every device we used had its own proprietary CAD program. Because of the high cost of upgrades most times they weren't done, in several cases for units in the same shop the file needed to be worked 2 or 3 times if we used devices with incompatible CAD programs.