Good question and thanks for the sequence of file creation and conversion. That is one of the questions that has bugged me, but didn't know to ask. We almost need a primer on CNC as a standing pdf and post. Videos are OK, but you can't study them the way you can with print.
What would you think about putting together such a document, Mike? My 17 things post is something like that, full of basics. I wrote, edited and revised is many times over a couple of years, and still fiddle with it now and again.
The more I do, the less I accomplish.