Export file for CNC router program

Greetings All,

I recently designed a curved shape in sketchup and exported it as a .dxf and a .dwg file thinking that my buddy at the cabinet shop could simply import the file into his CAD based CNC program and cut out my piece with minimal effort. This failed miserably and he had to redraw it in his program.

Is it possible for me to design in sketchup and export a usable file for a CNC program? The specific program he uses is called Maestro.

Thanks for your insight.



What part of it failed?

Did you do a 2D export or a 3D export? For cuves, set up the camera to Parallel Projection and the appropriate standard view. Then use the 3D dxf export.

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Second DaveR on 3D dxf export


One of the files opened up in the CNC program as an absolute mess, I cant remember exactly, just that it was obviously not going to work.

One of them seemed to have worked but it looked like it was a skewed image, which after reading the replies to this, leads me to believe that it exported in the orientation the image was at at the time of export (ie: not parallel projection/standard view). Also, it is possible I did it as a 2D export.

I will try again!

Thank you!

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Have a look at https://www.getfabber.com/

It’s the closest thing to a complete CNC export solution that I’m aware of.

Hope this helps


Simple DXF allows you to create simple DXF that are optimized for the cabinet making industry.

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