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Importing CAD Drawings into Flexisign

Discussion in 'Newbie Forum' started by Wide Open - Kurt, Jan 23, 2009.

  1. Wide Open - Kurt

    Wide Open - Kurt New Member

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    Trying to import CAD drawings into flexisign for racecar templates to mask for wraps. Any idea what format to bring them in so that you can achieve this! Thanks,

    Kurt
     
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  2. P Wagner

    P Wagner Very Active Member

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    Legacy DXF (lines / arcs) format should work OK. File > Import > DXF.

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  3. Wide Open - Kurt

    Wide Open - Kurt New Member

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    Thanks!
     
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    Wide Open - Kurt New Member

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    Okay - we were able to open the file, but when we went to mask, it only masked the arcs and not the straight images.
     
  5. Kenny

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    If the original designs were created in Autocad, you can open the file with Autocad and combine the line segments into a closed polyline with "0" line width. Then, export as DXF, import into Flexi, and most should come in grouped correctly. Some may require a few tweaks, but this is how I do it. Also, depending on what version of Flexi you are running, you may have to export the DXF file from Autocad as a Release 12 (lowest version you can export to). Also note that some spline segments exported as DXF don't play well with Flexi.
     
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