- May 8, 2016 at 2:49 pm #11909
I’m trying to convert a jpg image to a dxf so I can creath a toolpath to draw it in Estlcam. Every way I’ve tried doesn’t output it correctly, I end up with the outlines.
I tried DXF converters online and I tried using Inkscape and the trace bitmap fuction. All result in an outline type DXF.
I’ve attached the JPG and the resulting DXF files. Anyone know how to get a DXF with the lines as they are in the original drawing?
EDIT: It won’t let me attach a DXF so I took a screen shot of the DXF open in Estlcam.
Attachments:May 8, 2016 at 7:33 pm #11925
Not sure but I think you might need a “centerline trace” function vs. “outline trace”. I needed this a few years ago to convert jigsaw puzzle images to line work that could be used to create foam puzzles for the grandkids. I cut them with my foam needle cutter attachment for my CNC and it worked quite nicely. Google is your friend, of course, but IIRC I was using the command line versions of pstoedit and autotrace on my Ubuntu box. — DavidMay 10, 2016 at 5:05 pm #12031
Thanks, I went searching for software that could do centerline tracing and eventually found a decent solution.
I tried a few different applications/websites and got mostly terrible results. I didn’t get to try autotrace as it kept crashing. It was the windows version but I’ll set up a VM with linux if need be.
I eventually found a website with an embedded converter that worked perfectly. I tried running a few different images through it and got great results every time.
For anyone else wanting to do the same thing, the site is http://online.rapidresizer.com/tracer.phpMay 10, 2016 at 7:11 pm #12036
Super! Glad it worked for you… and thanks for the link. — DavidMay 11, 2016 at 2:40 am #12043
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