How I go from DXF to the glowforge


#1

I wish the glowforge would use DXF automatically. Until it does, this is the process I use to process files to cut. I go through how I use an online converter then scale and import into the GFUI. I also show how I process a converted file to select which vectors to score or cut. I also make two cut layers so I can control the order of the cuts to ensure internal features are cut before outside ones.

I know you can do the conversion in inkscape directly, but everytime I do it, the quality of the resulting svg is poor. I’ve found the online converter is quick and easy for my needs.


#2

So far I’ve only converted one DXF file for use … next time will give your method a go to compare. Thank you for the video!