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DXF for Sketch (.sec) creation

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DXF for Sketch (.sec) creation

Hello,

Virtual newbie here. I am using Creo 2.0 for this current project. I need to take a logo and get it put on a surface. I have various formats available (dxf, jpeg, bmp, .ai, png, eps). I have tried creating a 'sketch' using the dxf file in both 'sketcher' and 'drawing'. In both instances nothing shows up on the screen.

I have tried following some examples found here (recycle symbol that was a .sec file) and following the directions. Nothing seems to be working.

Please, any help would be very much appreciated.

Thanks,

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RE: DXF for Sketch (.sec) creation

Hi,


you can use View - Model Display - Images for that. Here you can add a picture to a plane, resize it and use it as a background for your sketch.


If the dxf import into the sketch doesn't workeither the dxf version is too new or there is no vector data in the dxf - maybe there is only pixel data inside which is possible in AutoCAD.


Regards


Hans-Dieter

RE: DXF for Sketch (.sec) creation

Don't know about Creo 2.0 command structure but in WF4, I like to use:


Insert>Shared Data>From File


Select your dxf file.


(select Coordinate System).


You might insert a new coordinate system before this so you can adjust it's position relative to the original coordinate system.



On a side note I really have recently have had good luck using GIMP (www.gimp.org) to get the "paths" out a logo and potrace-1.11.win32 to turn the SVG image into a dxf.

In Reply to Richard Byle:



Hello,

Virtual newbie here. I am using Creo 2.0 for this current project. I need to take a logo and get it put on a surface. I have various formats available (dxf, jpeg, bmp, .ai, png, eps). I have tried creating a 'sketch' using the dxf file in both 'sketcher' and 'drawing'. In both instances nothing shows up on the screen.

I have tried following some examples found here (recycle symbol that was a .sec file) and following the directions. Nothing seems to be working.

Please, any help would be very much appreciated.

Thanks,







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