Converting CNC Designs

1. Start here

Before jumping into converting your designs start with this tutorial to learn how to get the best results.

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2. Clean the image

Most images should be cleaned before they are converted. Otherwise you may have a poor quality conversion.

In this tutorial we clean a JPEG image which has many problematic areas including image distortion, speckles and holes.

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3. Convert to vector

Now it's time to convert the image to vector. We'll learn how to set the appropriate vectorization settings for the best conversion results.

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4. Vector editing

After converting your design you may want to neaten up parts of it. In this tutorial we look at some simple vector editing features.

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5. Input scaling/dimensions

Ensure your converted vector design has the correct scaling/dimensions. In this tutorial we'll demonstrate the two methods for assigning scaling/dimensions.

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6. Save vector file

Save your vector file to any popular vector format such as .DXF or G-code formats such as .CNC , .NC and .TAP.

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