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DXF file format?

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by showcase 66, Jun 12, 2012.

  1. showcase 66

    showcase 66 Very Active Member

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    I have a client that sent me a DXF file of his number plates for his race truck. This is the only file he has of the sizes he cut on his plasma cutter. Is their a way to convert it to an EPS or AI file.

    I am kinda hurting on time on this. My own fault. I miss understood what he said thinking next tuesday evening he needed them. But no today he needs them. I had the file since yesterday. :banghead:
     
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  2. Fred Weiss

    Fred Weiss Merchant Member

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    Open or import the file in Adobe Illustrator, FlexiSign, Gerber Omega, SignLab or CorelDRAW and then Save or Export it as EPS.
     
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    showcase 66 Very Active Member

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    Thanks Fred
     
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    showcase 66 Very Active Member

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    Cant get it into AI. Tried to place it in AI and still nothing. Says it is in a format which cannot be placed. Same as when you try and open it in illy. I broke the dongle on my Flexi so I cant get it in there right now.
     
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    Deaton Design Very Active Member

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    file..

    Email it to me and Ill try and convert it for you. Ive done dxf files in illus before. john@thetoonfactory.com
     
  6. Fred Weiss

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    Send it to the email in my signature.
     
  7. showcase 66

    showcase 66 Very Active Member

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    Just emailed it.

    Thanks
     
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    2CT Media Very Active Member

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    Do you have Corel? DXF is a native format for Corel X4 and above.
     
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    S'N'S Active Member

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    I usually just right click on file and go to "open with" and select whatever program to open it ie corel, illus, etc but I just tried a dxf file and didn't work in IllyCS4 or CorelX3 yet opens fine in VMP, so if the others can't do it for you I might be able to.
     
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    showcase 66 Very Active Member

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    John and Fred helped me out. Still not sure why I couldnt get it to work. I have done them in the past. At least I think I have.

    I did think of something just after getting everything done. I could have opened it in my AutoCad and then saved it as an EPS. Would have been very rough but it would have worked.

    Thanks again.
     
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