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Importing and displaying DXF files into Labview

Dear all,

Building an application for motion control, I want to import a DXF file into labview to be used as a template for the motion. For verification I would also need to display it. I cannot use ActiveX properly bcse I develop on Mac....
If you have any idea or experience on how I might do this, I will be glad to hear from you !
Thanks in advance !

Regards,

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I'd suggest to convert dxf's to wfm using CorelDraw import/export features.

"labviou" wrote in message
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> Dear all,
>
> Building an application for motion control, I want to import a DXF
> file into labview to be used as a template for the motion. For
> verification I would also need to display it. I cannot use ActiveX
> properly bcse I develop on Mac....
> If you have any idea or experience on how I might do this, I will be
> glad to hear from you !
> Thanks in advance !
>
> Regards,
>
> */Smiley Surprised)
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I agree it would be the best option, but I would loose the scaling and dimensions of the DXF. I am in the dxf-reading algorithm, but it would have save time if anybody had ever been doing that. Thank you very much for your comment though!
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Hi labviou,

 

Wondering if you found something to read information from the DXF file to LabVIEW. I am particularly interested in extracting and relating the dimensions on the file to appropriate sections of the drawing. 

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Hi, Cranen.

I need to perform the same task: read and display a DXF document on the LabView front panel, without loosing the dimensional information.

Did you make any progress?

Regards,
Francisco
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Hi everyone,

 

Did anyone manage to do this?

 

I have various models in dxf or dwg and would like to import them into LabVIEW.

 

Thanks,

James 

Kind Regards
James Hillman
Applications Engineer 2008 to 2009 National Instruments UK & Ireland
Loughborough University UK - 2006 to 2011
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i too need help and want to read dxf files for motion control. please help me.

Srikanth Chilivery,
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Hi,

I need too...

 

Have you got any solution?

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I need to view DXF documents with Labview also.  Is there a way to open these even with loss of dimensional details?

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To display (not parse) DXF files and other CAD file formats (PRT, SLDASM, SLDDRW, SLDPRT) I've been using an ActiveX container with the EModelViewControl object from the free SolidWorks eDrawings. Use the OpenDoc method to display the file in the container (see attached snippet).

- Philip Courtois, Thinkbot Solutions

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