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April 25, 2020, 09:11:39 pm
I have not yet found the right settings for importing any 2d DXF files

Is there a tutorial or somewhere to find the right settings.

Do other formats import 2d into NVIL?

any help would be aprciated

Tim

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April 25, 2020, 11:16:13 pm
You can set the dxf import/export options here, Edit > Options > File Format Options > dxf.

There is no other formats dealing with 2d.

If you have any problem, send me a sample dxf file.

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April 25, 2020, 11:40:15 pm
 Thanks for the quick response,

I didn't phrase my question well, I am using MoI and wanted to export dxf or any other format that might work for 2D but between the options of both programs export from MoI and import to Nvil I have found none that worked so far and can't even remember what I tried or didn't try. So I was hoping there might be a proven work flow laid out somewhere

I am not trying to export anything complex just simple shapes to create mesh surfaces and objects.

so 2D DXF from MoI
   A - 2d projection or 3d Curves
   B - projection - I suppose this is just a preference
   C - Splines, Cubic Splines or Polylines

In to NVIL - what options would you sugest

Thanks so much for your help

I think you have a wonderful product and I hope you stay the course with your focus on Mesh and Subdivision

Tim

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April 25, 2020, 11:56:26 pm
You may be the only on who wants to try this workflow.

For import, just sent me a dxf file for testing.
For export, you can create some splines and export them to dxf.

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April 26, 2020, 12:26:54 am
I cant seem to send a dxf or rar ???

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April 26, 2020, 12:41:40 am
you can send to info@digitalfossils.com.

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April 26, 2020, 03:39:34 am
Try this
http://www.digitalfossils.com/Download/NVil-Apr-26-20.rar

Make sure you check this option
Edit > Options > File Format Options > dxf > Import lines and isolated vertices.
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April 26, 2020, 09:51:51 pm
Yes thank you,

Will this be a fix in the future updates?

I will rethink this work flow, I am not used to your spline tool yet and I enjoy the 2d work in my process.

I wanted to ask you a question about customizing, is it possible to make a pull down type of toolbar like the default Snap toolbar?

I really appreciate your responsiveness.

Tim

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April 27, 2020, 02:08:31 am
The fix will be in the next update.

It is not possible to create a pull-down type tool bar in customizing UI.

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Can you send me another sample file? Just an arc(not a full circle) and an ellipse. So I can implement to handle these two kind of shapes.

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April 28, 2020, 09:37:05 am
Try this
http://www.digitalfossils.com/Download/NVil-Apr-28-20.rar

It should be able to import arcs and ellipses.

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April 29, 2020, 02:21:33 am
IStonia,

Thanks so much,

Tim