Use the ArtCam program
We use the Autodesk program call ArtCam, to open the .dxf file, and define the cutting areas, and CNC machine settings
If you want more about this program, click here:
This program is easy to work and is accessible to anyone.
ArtCam has drawing tools that allow you to make small changes to your drawing, if necessary.
Before starting to set the cutting tools and settings you need to check:
If the drawing is a fully closed drawing
If the drawing lines are not overlapping
Then you should define in the program settings:
Material thickness: 15mm
Do sharp corners
Cutting Depths: 16 mm (0.025mm tolerance)
Tool: 4mm milling cutter
Add.Bridge: 2 (with 5mmx5mm)
Tool number = 10 (choose the milling machine on the machine that corresponds to the desired one)
Feed rate = 5m / min
Stepdown = 5mm
Steppover = 2mm
Punge rate = 1m / min
Then you must select the lines whose cut is outside and place them in a layer as an indication "outside"
And the lines whose cut is inside a layer with the name "interior".
Then it is to export both layers to a g-code file that will be read by the CNC machine.
When opening the G-code in the CNC machine opens in the ino.control program, which allows to visualize the path that the machine makes, above the lines of the drawing.
The code is sent to the machine, which took about 1 hour to finish all the cuts.