I need some help finding a software program that will export dxf files into enroute. I don't need a full cabinet system. I already have that but it won't create parametric 2d odd parts that I need. Thanks for any help. Mike
5/27/18 #2: Parametric software for single part ...
thanks for all the responses. i currently use woodwop but .mpr files won't import into enroute so i'm looking for another solution. these are all parts that i typically change the height and width but no other characteristics. it looks like cad code will do it. i just don't need a complete cad program because i already have a s2m program.
5/29/18 #9: Parametric software for single part ...
Never tried this software before but it looks like it will create parametric DXF files that you could import into Enroute. It's open source so it's free. Obviously I have no idea on what the learning curve would be nor what your CAD expertise is.
Perhaps you could post some of the parts you plan to create? Because Pat maybe right about parametric constraints. Depending on the parts you maybe be able to build a library of parts and get by modifying by stretching to adjust the size. I do this all the time in Draftsight (Also free but no parametric features) for things that don't really require constraints.
Also what Cabinet program are you using? Are you sure it's not possible to stand alone parts with it?
5/29/18 #11: Parametric software for single part ...
Thanks Richard. I have kcd s2m but am going to be using enroute for my onsrud router. Enroute can't create parametric parts. I've posted some examples. I need to be able to change basic dimensions like width, height, add another row of holes, etc. Nothing complicated but i need a program that will create the part and export as a dxf that enroute can import. All my files now are .mpr from woodwop. I'm talking with cad code to see if they can help. Since i have s2m, I only need to make special parts that my software doesn't create. Hope this makes sense. I really appreciate all the help. Mike
I assume that your adjustments too these parts would consist of adjusting the height and depth of the end panel and the depth & width of the corner bottom? If so you could probably change these pretty fast even without any parametric functions. In which case there's a number of free CAD programs you could use. I use Draftsight but there are others.
If I get time I will make a quick video of my procedure. Do I have the right concept for adjustments you would make?
5/31/18 #15: Parametric software for single part ...
Are you running a Weeke or Homag machine? It seems like you are, being your using WoodWop.
If so, I can't imagine why anyone would want to go back into a CAD program, and Enroute for EACH and every part. WoodWOP is fantastic for making parametric single parts. The real beauty is your operator can change the variables of the program, at the controller to adjust for width, height, depth, etc. Whatever you need adjusted, you can program into a .mpr file.
At the next level, would indeed be something like Microvellum, or perhaps others, where you can create a parametric item in the office, and create static barcodes & programs for specific parts, jobs, etc. Very easily and fast once the legwork is done. But, it depends on your goals.
Anything else is going to cause extra work you don't need to do.
6/4/18 #17: Parametric software for single part ...
I currently have a weeke but am switching to an onsrud. So, i currently use woodwop but won't be able to going forward. Woodwop is hit or miss when exporting the files into something other software can use. I only use woodwop for special parts i need. I am talking with CADCODE to use their full blown software but i really just need something that can export dxf files that are usable by other programs like enroute. Thanks for all the help.
6/5/18 #19: Parametric software for single part ...
You could look at fusion 360. Itís not very expensive and you can create parametric designs using variables. It even has a cam option available. It is a full on modeling program so there are a lot of features.
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