Circuit as a DXF sos

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by greenJames, May 7, 2013.

  1. greenJames

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    Apr 24, 2013
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    I'M asking for help I need a circuit drawing out as a DXF so I can cut it on my router I was going to do this my self but I haven't sat down with the soft ware yet.

    I'm just trying to save some time

    The program Im using is Eagle and Vcarve

    this is the link to the circuit diagram http://solartracker.greenwatts.info/solar_tracker_LM339_schematic.htm




    James
     
  2. kubeek

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    You want to cut out the schematic diagram on a router? As a memento of some kind perhaps?
     
  3. greenJames

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    Apr 24, 2013
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    yes I would like to cut it out on a cnc machine as a working circuit baoard

    This solar tracker is just a small test ready for a larger one later on

    James
     
  4. t06afre

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    As I understand Eagle can export PCB drawings to dxf files. Try a Google search using say-> eagle to dxf. Of course this will require that your PCB is made/drawn in Eagle. You should also post your PCB here as PDF/PNG for audit. Before doing anything
     
  5. greenJames

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    I believe the new Eagle down load has this function built into it

    James
     
  6. Rbeckett

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    Your DXF File will need to be converted to G-code to drive the steppers on you CNC table. I use Flash Cut from Torchmate for my CNC plasma table and it is really fairly easy. Just be sure you leave a little extra width between traces till you become adept at makin routed boards. I bought a book by Janet Axelson and it could be considered a bible for making limited production boards in many different ways. All of which work remarkably well and simplify the work to just drilling the through holes instead of routing the entire board. Take a look at Bills sticky on making PCB Boards also. Good luck and above all, have fun!!!!

    Wheelchair Bob
     
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