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Creating DXF's from illustrator


Carl Hanley

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Post Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:00 pm

Creating DXF's from illustrator

Hi there,

I am using adobe illustrator to design shapes, letters and numbers of different sizes and getting them cut up by a friend with a laser cutter. However, when he opens the dxf on his laser cutter sometimes the internal ring of the 0's are gone and he needs to manually add vectors and scale accordingly.

This mainly happens on just 0's. However, it has now started occuring on 5's every now and then. I'm not sure why the dxf's are this inconsistent and was wondering if anybody have any good tips on creating a dxf file from illutrator with minimal issues!


Phill Fenton

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Post Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:10 pm

Re: Creating DXF's from illustrator

My only suggestion is to make sure you convert any fonts to curves before creating the DXF file

Neil Guppy

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Post Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:37 pm

Re: Creating DXF's from illustrator

Make sure everything is expanded and converted lines.

Make sure everything is un grouped.

Autocad version R13 selected

PNG File format selected

Maximum editability selected

Outline text selected.

This is what I do in cs3 to open in Lasercut 5.3 to work on my HPC laser.

Hope that sorts it for ya!

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