Hello, I have a problem with exporting dxf files to our tube bender. We make stainless steel frames for boat covers and want to program our tube bender with a dxf file that should translate automatically into a bending program in the bending machine software. The problem we have is that it doesn’t translate correct at all. What I have done (or at least what I think I have done, I’m fairly new to cad and rhino) is the following process:
- digitized frame curve with a proliner 8 digitizer
- export dxf to rhino (export as polylines, but can be lines & arcs)
- cleaned up lines, made frame line symmetrical
- exploded frame line
- converted curves to arcs (straight segment should be converted to lines)
- exported to dxf
Here I have tried many different settings in the dxf export options, R12 lines & arcs is the one I have been recommended to use and tried unsuccessfully.
The problem I see in our bending machine is that the software mixes up the order in which the lines and arcs are supposed to be in and also the radiuses becomes a negative value when it shoud be a positive.
The tube bending company has not worked in rhino and has given us not so good info on what the file should be like except that it should be build up step by step and not be a polyline.
Attaching exported dxf and image of export parameters.
Thankful for any advice / Isak
1011h_angle2_explode_poly.dxf (8.3 KB)