importing files into cut 2d

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dwkaster
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importing files into cut 2d

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I have cut2d, when i import a drawing form a cad program the scale is much larger than the origenal.
Is ther a setting somware to make the scale proper without havin to modify it with the scale feature in cut 2d?
Thanks, Don Kaster

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Adrian
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Re: importing files into cut 2d

Post by Adrian »

Have you tried looking at the DXF in other programs?

Previous posts on this issue have usually found the problem to be in the original CAD program rather than Cut2D.

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Re: importing files into cut 2d

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Try this. If you are importing in Millimeters, and you are using inches, change yours to millimeters for the import, then select inches and let the software convert it to inches. I have this problem with some files every once in a while, and this is the way I fix it.




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Re: importing files into cut 2d

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What works for me is when importing most metric and larger STL/3D files I use the " /25.4= " (without quotation marks) when sizing the initial import. Adjust the Z measurement to a reasonable size to work with
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