I’ve been looking for a way to get my SketchUp files into an SVG format. I can save it as a DXF or STL file, but I’ve not had any luck in getting those converted into SVG. I tried using FeeCAD to do the conversion, but when I open the DXF file the scale of the parts is all wrong. I’m very new to CAD/CAM programs and CNC in general so any help would be greatly appreciated.
Yeah, EstlCam costs money. I felt it was worth it.
To be clear, I have not tried this workflow approach with Maslow yet (my Maslow is still in too many pieces to make sawdust), but I have used it successfully on my small GRBL-based CNC for a couple years now, cutting parts for 3D printers, other CNCs, my vehicles, other hobbies, you name it.
I prefer the .dxf approach as it is more of an engineering approach, the scales are accurate, if my parts don’t fit together, it is because I drew it wrong. Most of my projects are “engineering” projects where dimensions and scale are critical. I am hopeful that the Maslow will have the level of accuracy I require, and I hope to find out soon.
I tried that approach at first, but when I imported the DXF or STL file into FreeCAD the scale was all wrong. For example a part that was 11.75" long in SketchUp, when exported into a DXF file and opened in FreeCAD it would measure 0.461831". I may try the EstlCam program, it has a trial version and at $59 it’s pretty cheap.