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Art path .PLT to Enroute?

Discussion in 'CNC Routing & Laser Cutting' started by bigpix, Nov 30, 2007.

  1. bigpix

    bigpix New Member

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    Anybody here ever converted an ArtPath .PLT or .RTP file to Enroute? Specifically, we upgraded our PC and put Enroute on it, abandoning crappy old ArtPath. Now I want to mill my sacrificial mat, but the .PLT files don't load in Enroute. Can't connect the old PC and run the mill file either, because the Gerber Sabre firmware was updated, rendering the ArtPath software useless. I could take a lot of time re-creating the mill files by taking measurements off the table, but looking for a short cut :cool:
     
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  2. John L

    John L Very Active Member

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    File... import... ".plt" file type won't do it?
     
  3. bigpix

    bigpix New Member

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    No go with Import

    Nope... Seems the ArtPath .plt format is not equivalent to the HPGL .plt that Enroute understands.
     
  4. KR3signguy

    KR3signguy Very Active Member

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    how about saving it as a .dxf or .eps then importing em?
     
  5. bigpix

    bigpix New Member

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    Asked another way...

    OK all valid responses, but don't really solve the problem - so let me try asking another way:

    Anybody have copies of the Mill files for the sacrificial mats on a Gerber Sabre 408 in ENROUTE 3 format, and that they would be willing to share? :cool:TNX
     
  6. mtmdesigns

    mtmdesigns Active Member

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    Design your spoilboard(sacrificial mat) in a program that you specialize in. Import the vector into enroute and save the template. If you are having problems importing you can always turn it into a .jpeg then bring it in to enroute and autotrace it.
     
  7. AARON_INK.

    AARON_INK. New Member

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    Do you still have Gerber's Omega installed? If you do, open the .RTP or .PLT in composer and then export the file as a EPS and bring it in to Enroute.

    Aaron
     
  8. Typestries

    Typestries Very Active Member

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    Second what aaron says...or save a .plt out of artpath on your old computer (which u said you have) and either import that or get it converted to ai. pm me if you need I can send you a saved as ai for the 408. Reminds me, I have to mill mine too. yuck. every precious (fraction of an)inch of that PVC. I know it's only PVC but it's still a major PITA.
     
  9. bigpix

    bigpix New Member

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    Good ideas

    Tnx guys- I think I will fire up the old PC and pull off the .PLT's then try sending them to Typestries - can't hurt to have 'em in AI format anyhow. Thanks again and Happy New Year!:smile:
     
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