Help converting .skp file to .dxf for cnc


#1

Bridge_2.skp (2.0 MB)

Ok, as the title suggests I need some help with a model that I want to send to have CNC machined out of brass. I have tried to export the .skp file as a .dxf and the result (from using online previewers) looks nothing like the model. I have tried to make the model a component and still no luck. Can anyone help me export this into a coherent model or at least tell me what I am doing incorrectly? Thank you.

-Jeremy


#2

the model has a number of minor errors and isn’t a ‘solid’…

if you group the geometry Entity Info it will show that…

there are a few of gaps on the face of the lower rounding and on two of the countersink chamfers…

once fixed you may be able to export using Top View + Parallel Projection as a 3d export to dxf, but it will depend on the importer as well…

recently I needed move the grouped geometry to a second layer for the cam software to see the dxf…

john


#3

Thanks for the help, John. I’ll work with it tomorrow and see what I get.