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Old 03-22-2012, 03:06 PM
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Default Part Orientation

I design parts in solidworks and/or illustrator then import them into Aspire to define my tool paths. Then when I load the part file into my shop bot the horizontal orientation is always flipped.

As a work around I have been just flipping my part in Aspire then defining my toolpaths. But there has to be a simple solution to this. Any suggestions?
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Old 03-22-2012, 03:41 PM
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not really. You will have to rotate one way or the other Unless you want to draw sideways.
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Old 03-22-2012, 03:46 PM
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I do know that using Solidworks w/Mastercam you need to choose the front plane, I believe, to draw on for it to be flipped right when it gets into MCAM. Haven't got the faintest about Illustrator.
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Old 03-22-2012, 04:46 PM
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Thanks. I will look into defining the planes this weekend when I am back in my shop.
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Old 03-22-2012, 04:58 PM
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it is just part of importing. I import a file I check the size I fix the offset as most have it and center it in the material. all it takes to rotate it is crtl +a to select all and hit 9 twice.
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