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SVG out of Onshape


#1

For those of you that are using Onshape as your CAD, what CAM are you using?

Kirimoto is frustrating (basic stuff like if I’m cutting a ring; it will only had tabs on the out side cut, but will not add them to the inside cut).

Anyway to get an SVG out? I’ve exhausted my Google’fu and it appears the only way is to export a sketch as a dxf and they use a converter to create an SVG file. Only problem is that everytime I export an DXF the file seems to be corrupt and will not open or import in any converter I’ve tried. (Full disclosure, I may be missing something here… I’m tired this evening and will try harder tomorrow :slight_smile: ).

Link to my onshape file…
https://cad.onshape.com/documents/ca79b2b8f1bc36a8b472907d/w/5a8ed990cfd5acc257062838/e/f3d9410408dd7273c7016d2e


#2

You can also try VisualCam for onshape which works very well, but I haven’t gotten an answer whether it will always be free.


#3

onshape can only export 2D (dxf) from a sketch.

Once you have a full object, you need to do a 3d export (STL or similar) and use
a CAM that supports that.


#4

Thanks I’ll give VisualCam a try… looks like it may only be free until they exit beta… but maybe they’ll keep a free version for educational/maker/hobbyist


#5

I usually make a drawing of all my parts and then export them as a single .dxf and convert using Inkscape. It’s way more steps than I would like it to be, but it seems to work consistently.

Here’s a video of my process:


#6

Thanks @bar! I’ll give that a shot.