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berrows@comcast.net
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Post by berrows@comcast.net »

I use two different software; Cut2d and some other software. 2D does not V carve but other software does. My question is this? I like doing lots of text and vector drawings and the combinations there of but there are many times I need to V carve and can't do it in 2D. In my two software, both have things the other doesn't and it's a pain to sometimes do things the hard way. How can I export/import a program to cut from 2D to the other software, I hope there is a way, it would solve a bunch for me. Thanks for any and all info on this...Doug

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Adrian
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Select the vectors, go to the File menu and choose Export/DXF. That will create a DXF file that you can import into the other software.

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IslaWW
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You might consider upgrading to one of the VCarve titles, then you can do both in one program.
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berrows@comcast.net
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Post by berrows@comcast.net »

Thanks to all who posted a reply to my request. Adrian, I did what you suggested and couldn't believe how easy that was, thanks again. I am not a computer tech in the remotest but between you and my wife, that's all the tech I need, it all worked just the way I needed. Thanks again...Doug

P.S. To Islaww, thanks for your suggestion, I would have done that had not the other software been free, so thanks...Doug

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adze_cnc
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My questions would be: what does Cut2D do that your other software doesn’t? and What is your other software?

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highpockets
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You can upgrade Cut2D to VCarve Pro for $110. If you look at all the features come with VCP the price is fantastic and instead of bouncing back and forth between two programs you could do everything in one program and eliminate the headaches... JMTC

Edit: Whoops! :oops: :oops: :oops: Looked at the wrong upgrade information. It would be $250 to go from Cut2D to VCP. I think... :oops: :oops: :oops:
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