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I just bought a PantoRouter and have a set of plans I bought to use it to build a cart that also has drawers for storing the templates and other parts. The file to cut the parts outline for the drawer I have in the following formats: .dxf, .ai, .svg, .eps

That said the file format I need is .mpc. Is there a way I can get one of these above files converted to .mpc? It's not my machine and don't have the make or model. My neighbor has the carver but informed me the file format is .mpc Actually it's a Carve Wright.

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The carvewright can do dxf if you have the dxf importer addon for the Carvewright designer software. Unfortunately I do not have that one. I know there used to be a free ai converter floating around somewhere but again never used it either. Does your neighbor have any of the addons for his machine?
 

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The carvewright can do dxf if you have the dxf importer addon for the Carvewright designer software. Unfortunately I do not have that one. I know there used to be a free ai converter floating around somewhere but again never used it either. Does your neighbor have any of the addons for his machine?
That was the issue and he said the additional software was $200. I knew there were online converters but didn't see one that would work for this file hence posting here hoping someone had found and used such a converter.
 

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Hopefully someone out there has the addon and can help. I primarily use STL artwork so have never had need for it.

To my knowledge there are no converters other than the ai2mpc one and that one is now longer working. It was made in windows XP and no longer works with win10.

Your neighbor should have access to it in the CW forum site if he wants to play around with it and see if he can make it work.

You can import images into Designer (CW software) which may be a workaround but that may entail a bit of work on clean up of the pattern.(probably not optimal but a workaround)

Good luck.
 

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It seems that there are sites that will do the conversion. I've never tried them though. No idea if it's a scam or whatever. Here's one site.
 

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lol. This can get confusing. That site is to convert different graphics formats like jpg to png. A mpc format file in this context is a graphics image format.

The Carvewright proprietary mpc format file is a gcode equivalent to control the carver. Two different things with the same name.

There are also online sites that will convert grey scale depth map images into gcode. The Carvewright Designer software can that natively.
 
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