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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-11-2012, 03:15 PM Thread Starter
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Hello All,

I paid my way through college by writing add-ins for AutoCAD for use in the cabinet manufacturing industry. Surprise, surprise I find myself doing almost the same thing today, 7 years later. My latest project is writing an add-in for SolidWorks that automates the link between SolidWorks and CAM software like RouterCIM, CADCode, Enroute, etc. (hence the title of this post). I'm looking forward to being part of the community!

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Welcome Tim.

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welcome Tim,
I own a Carvewright CNC machine and was wondering if you know if I can design on Solid Edge or autocad and import files into the CW software.
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welcome Tim,
I own a Carvewright CNC machine and was wondering if you know if I can design on Solid Edge or autocad and import files into the CW software.
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Depending on what you are doing, you can export DXF & STL files from Solidworks. These can be imported using CarveWright DXF or STL Importers.

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Gino,

Sorry, I haven't used Solid Edge or Cavewright. (Solid Edge is different then SolidWorks). I am curious though... were you able to make this work? Was Connie's suggestion helpful? I do know that dxf is a common geometry interchange format between you're CAD Software and CAM software.

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Hi Tim,
I have worked with several CAD design software.. UG,Catia,Step,Solid works and etc. Many times the detail can get distorted due to the translation from one foremat to another. I do not know what results you would get using the CW import software. Based on some of the pictures I have seen, I do not believe the software would meet my detailed design needs. The CW software may work just fine depending on the results needed by the user.
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Hi Tim,
I'm a newbie to the forum also. I've been using Solid Works since 1999 and now I have BobCad V2 for Solid Works. Just starting to use it and I find it to be a lot of fun so far.

I have lots to learn ... maybe we will connect again down the road.
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