CNC to Art Video Series Video 8:
This is the CNC Video series on how to take an image to a CNC File. This process is one that many CNC Users want to know, but there is not much info on. Here is your chance to get the inside scoop.
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We take our image and go over to our CAD Software Program. I happen to use Rhino 3D, so that is what we will use for this CNC Video.
Inside of Rhino 3D, we make a rectangle of our stock. Next, we place the image inside of this rectangle. Finally we resize the CNC Image so it fits properly inside of our stock rectangle.
Rhino has some other great tools, like a line simplification tool. We use that to simplify the image and cut down on the size of our G-Code File later.
At the end of the CNC Video, we export our resized image as a DXF File. Again we choose one of the oldest file formats available. Mainly because it will work with many different CAD Software Packages.